This 11 Year Old Producer Has The Attention of Flume And Deadmau5
11-year-old Australian producer Rhys Toms A.K.A. Black Summer had his debut track, "Toxic Nirvana," featured on Australian radio show Triple J Unearthed. While understandably raw, the track speaks to the promise shown by Toms as a budding EDM artist and has garnered the attention of major figures such as Flume and deadmau5.
"We've had comments like 'Oh yeah, 11-year-old producer using sample packs, and mum and dad are helping him,'" Toms' father said in an interview, "and we don't have a clue how to operate what he uses."
In the information age, artists who put their craft out there will almost certainly be subject to harsh criticism, but Toms maintains a grounded attitude. "Some people say, 'Oh, this person's better, the beats don't sound good enough' and stuff,", he says, "but eh, just remember I'm 11 years old."
We are excited to see how Toms evolves as an artist in the years to come.
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