Sebastian Maria is a music producer, composer, and visual artist for boys, a music project he’s been developing with Sergio Aragon since 2014. Together, they do composition, live performances, DJ sets, and sound design installations. To me, Sebastian represents the new wave of creatives: young people who have experienced different cultures, and have dipped their toes in many creative pools, and produce work that is pure, honest, and studied. I’ve always thought there was something intriguing about his style that made me want to be friends with him and go through his SoundCloud. Sebastian looks at visuals while working on music–from skateboarding to wildlife footage–recently it’s been Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac looping on mute. On the topic of inspiration, he says: “I like the development of a new idea stemming from the dialogue between 2 other unrelated ideas. I like mishearing and misunderstanding things. Appropriation turns me on. Oh, I recently moved to Chinatown, thats been influencing everything!” Sebastian feels most comfortable in what is familiar. “Clothes taken from close friends and ex-girlfriends tend to be my favorites,” he says, and tends to own very few articles of clothing because he starts to have little relationships with them and just wears them for days on end. For Sebastian, love is silence.
Sebastian’s most recent mix, for boys
Creative assistance by Michael Dodd