PLS&TY: I’m Not ‘Hiding From The Rain’

A new talent who is emerging in the Future Bass sound is PLS&TY, and with a new single creating huge waves, he is someone to watch out for...

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A young artist who goes by the name of Tommy Leas AKA PLS&TY, he is fast becoming a talent to watch out for as he rises alongside the Future Bass sound which pioneers such as Flume have been creating and turning into the mainstream market. PLS&TY shows exactly why he is rising along with the sound, as he releases a brand new track ‘Hiding From The Rain’ with a release on Trap Nation and the support for this has been incredible, though with the quality of the track, it isn’t hard to see why. Check out what he had to say when we caught up with the artist.

PLS&TY is the name you go by (Please And Thank You), how did you manage to come up with the name that you would work under?

PLS&TY derives from my last name “Leas” rhyming with the word “Please”, and the letters “T” and “Y” that are present in my first name “Tommy”. When “Please” was shorted to ‘PLS’, and the “T” and “Y” were put together, PLS&TY was created.

Was it always your ambition to become involved in dance music or did it just seem to happen for you, a natural path?

I have always been very passionate about dance music. Desiring to learn more about music production seemed to flow naturally as my obsession with this type of music continuously grew. And, here we are today.

The style of music you have been producing is along the Future Bass, Trap-like sound which is becoming a phenomenon in the current scene. Where did you first hear the sound and was it your sound choice to produce?

Well you indubitably always hear about the AUS “Future” sound pioneers of Flume and Wave Racer, which happen to be my first experiences with the “Future” styled music. There are other major names like Lido and Cashmere Cat who I’m also incredibly fond of. I feel that because these are the artists I became so passionate about, naturally my sound began to take shape using their music as inspiration.

Your most recent single ‘Hiding From The Rain’ is a collaboration with Autolaser, and released via Trap Nation. How did the collaboration come about and was it hard to find inspiration for the track?

Actually, here’s a secret. Originally, the instrumental for ‘Hiding From The Rain’ was sent to MOONZz (who is now the featured on ‘Used To This’). However once Autolaser and I received the demo back from her, we both felt that we could do so much more with the production surrounding her vocals. So we pulled MOONZz vocals off the track, and started working on new instrumentation built solely around her acapella, which is how ‘Used To This’ was created. Since ‘Hiding From The Rain’ was now left without vocals, we later got in connection with MARO. Both ‘Used To This’ and ‘Hiding From The Rain’ turned out better than we could have ever wished for.

Is this the style we can expect to hear from PLS&TY with new singles or will you be switching it up a bit and exploring new genres and styles?

I am constantly in search of ways to push my productions forward and grow musically. I believe that it is very important for artists to take risks and experiment with new sounds, so I certainly hope to explore other styles and not confine the music of PLS&TY to any one specific genre.

Vocals also feature from MARØ and they stand out against the production of the track. Was it hard to work with the vocals or would you prefer to work with tracks that feature vocals?

Working with vocals is fantastic, as it can allow for the producer to already have a sense of the emotion and vibe that must now be highlighted in the instrumentation. In this case, the ‘Hiding From The Rain’ instrumental was dark, mellow, and sentimental, and MARO does an excellent job in further accentuating these moods that we desired to emphasize.

With the vast amount of talents and big names on the scene, is there a particular artist that you would like to work with in the studio or on a track?

There are tons of artists that I would like to work with. In fact, too many to mention. Collaborating with other artists is an incredible way for me to further my own productions, simply because of how much I learn from each experience. It teaches me so much about myself, showcasing my strengths and weaknesses as a producer and musician, which only sanctions for tremendous growth.

Opportunities are also in abundance in the dance music scene so what do you have planned or hope to achieve over the next few years with regards to your career?

Over the next few years, I am eager to have played a major festival here in the U.S., toured throughout another country (Australia would be incredible), have released an EP on a major label, and simply have been able to connect with and experience as many new places and people as possible.

You can find out more about PLS&TY here via his socials:
https://www.facebook.com/plsandty
https://twitter.com/plsandtybased
https://soundcloud.com/pls-ty

PLS&TY is not hiding from the rain as he makes his move on the scene no matter what the conditions are…

A young artist who goes by the name of Tommy Leas AKA PLS&TY, he is fast becoming a talent to watch out for as he rises alongside the Future Bass sound which pioneers such as Flume have been creating and turning into the mainstream market. PLS&TY shows exactly why he is rising along with the sound, as he releases a brand new track ‘Hiding From The Rain’ with a release on Trap Nation and the support for this has been incredible, though with the quality of the track, it isn’t hard to see why. Check out what he had to say when we caught up with the artist.

PLS&TY is the name you go by (Please And Thank You), how did you manage to come up with the name that you would work under?

PLS&TY derives from my last name “Leas” rhyming with the word “Please”, and the letters “T” and “Y” that are present in my first name “Tommy”. When “Please” was shorted to ‘PLS’, and the “T” and “Y” were put together, PLS&TY was created.

Was it always your ambition to become involved in dance music or did it just seem to happen for you, a natural path?

I have always been very passionate about dance music. Desiring to learn more about music production seemed to flow naturally as my obsession with this type of music continuously grew. And, here we are today.

The style of music you have been producing is along the Future Bass, Trap-like sound which is becoming a phenomenon in the current scene. Where did you first hear the sound and was it your sound choice to produce?

Well you indubitably always hear about the AUS “Future” sound pioneers of Flume and Wave Racer, which happen to be my first experiences with the “Future” styled music. There are other major names like Lido and Cashmere Cat who I’m also incredibly fond of. I feel that because these are the artists I became so passionate about, naturally my sound began to take shape using their music as inspiration.

Your most recent single ‘Hiding From The Rain’ is a collaboration with Autolaser, and released via Trap Nation. How did the collaboration come about and was it hard to find inspiration for the track?

Actually, here’s a secret. Originally, the instrumental for ‘Hiding From The Rain’ was sent to MOONZz (who is now the featured on ‘Used To This’). However once Autolaser and I received the demo back from her, we both felt that we could do so much more with the production surrounding her vocals. So we pulled MOONZz vocals off the track, and started working on new instrumentation built solely around her acapella, which is how ‘Used To This’ was created. Since ‘Hiding From The Rain’ was now left without vocals, we later got in connection with MARO. Both ‘Used To This’ and ‘Hiding From The Rain’ turned out better than we could have ever wished for.

Is this the style we can expect to hear from PLS&TY with new singles or will you be switching it up a bit and exploring new genres and styles?

I am constantly in search of ways to push my productions forward and grow musically. I believe that it is very important for artists to take risks and experiment with new sounds, so I certainly hope to explore other styles and not confine the music of PLS&TY to any one specific genre.

Vocals also feature from MARØ and they stand out against the production of the track. Was it hard to work with the vocals or would you prefer to work with tracks that feature vocals?

Working with vocals is fantastic, as it can allow for the producer to already have a sense of the emotion and vibe that must now be highlighted in the instrumentation. In this case, the ‘Hiding From The Rain’ instrumental was dark, mellow, and sentimental, and MARO does an excellent job in further accentuating these moods that we desired to emphasize.

With the vast amount of talents and big names on the scene, is there a particular artist that you would like to work with in the studio or on a track?

There are tons of artists that I would like to work with. In fact, too many to mention. Collaborating with other artists is an incredible way for me to further my own productions, simply because of how much I learn from each experience. It teaches me so much about myself, showcasing my strengths and weaknesses as a producer and musician, which only sanctions for tremendous growth.

Opportunities are also in abundance in the dance music scene so what do you have planned or hope to achieve over the next few years with regards to your career?

Over the next few years, I am eager to have played a major festival here in the U.S., toured throughout another country (Australia would be incredible), have released an EP on a major label, and simply have been able to connect with and experience as many new places and people as possible.

 

You can find out more about PLS&TY here via his socials:
https://www.facebook.com/plsandty
https://twitter.com/plsandtybased
https://soundcloud.com/pls-ty

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