POW POW POW into the inbox came this Canadian lofi magician going under the moniker of ‘sushileaf’.
Sushileaf has been producing music for just over a year now; he picked up FL Studio in February of 2017.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada. Up in the cold and friendly north!
Growing up, he spent a lot of time listening to alternative music and the current rap styles at the time (Mudvayne, Linkin Park, Slipknot, 50 Cent, Nelly, Chingy etc).Brother influenced him ventures into the more roots hip-hop by exposing him to A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Mobb Deep, and many other hip-hop legends from that earlier time period. This stuck with him, and gave sushileaf a deep love for that 90s style sound.
About a year and a half ago, he found lofi hip-hop while exploring some vaporwave channels on youtube. I liked vaporwave, but it wasn’t exactly right for me. Something felt like it was missing, until I found lofi hip-hop.
I quickly dove through many of the ‘leading’ producers in the genre, such as eevee, bsd.u, jhfly, wun two, jinsang, and j^p^n; I was blown away. This was the music that quickly became top of the list for my listening pleasure.
Then one day, at a visit with a relative, a cousin of mine showed me FL Studio. She was using it for a highschool project. I became so interested! The software looked really cool, and I had to know more. She ended up having a spare copy of the program which she let me take. She knew I loved music, and thought why not!
I had never considered creating music before, but once I installed FL Studio on my pc for the first time, and watched a couple tutorials on the basics… I was hooked. For the past year I have opened the software almost every single day and it has been a wonderful journey and learning experience!
I’ve come to somewhat find my own sound I think (but am always experimenting), and I am so greatful for the support and feedback I have been getting! I never knew it was possible!
I hope many more get to enjoy the music I put out there.
Oh, also, I create all my artwork. It’s not 100% from scratch (source images), but I do excel with digital compositions. I’ve been working with photoshop as a hobby for over 15 years.