SAYMYNAME brings HARDTRAP to Bottom Lounge, 1/13



SAYMYNAME will bring his What’s My Name tour to Chicago this Saturday, January 13 at Bottom Lounge!

Buy tickets on Ticketfly!

Dayvid Lundie-Sherman, also known as the “Godfather of Hard Trap,” grew up in LA and has been mixing since 5th grade. He has played at EDC and across the world, performing with acts like Boombox Cartel, Datsik, Krewella and more.

Not sure what to expect? Check out his set from Hard Summer 2017 (or check out my playlist at the bottom!).

How has it been headlining your own tour? What’s your favorite part?

On my own tour, I’ve been ableĀ  to play rooms full of my fans exclusively. My favorite part is seeing those fans all representing “SAYMYNAME Soldier” gear and meeting them. They go so hard at my shows and it’s really cool seeing the energy my fans have brought around the world when I play my music. I’m so glad I’ve been able to have my own tour and experience life on the road. I’ve been able to travel all over the world, play festivals and the craziest clubs.

How did you manage balancing school and your musical career?

I always would finish my schoolwork first then put some late night hours aside for music. It was tough, but I managed to find a healthy balance since both were extremely important to me. Some artists say you can’t do both, but that’s false. I still got my degree, had a full, fun college experience and pursued music.

Do you somehow incorporate PR and Advertising into your career?

Yes, I’ve been able to use it to create my brand and figure out ways to communicate what I want to my fans. PR and [advertising] is so important in entertainment, and it’s valuable to understand both to maximize your message and effectively communicate with your fan base.

What do you prefer, performing or producing?

It’s 50/50; when I’m in a studio producing, I get antsy and want to play a show. When I’m on the road, I get antsy and want to get back in the studio to make music. You really can’t have one without the other haha.

Besides music, you also value fashion and food (especially bacon) – tell me more about your fashion style!

Onstage I always wear my long hoodie, and doc martens. It’s a goth-inspired look. Offstage I’ve been into hip hop and urban fashion lately. More colors, sneakers, complete opposite of my onstage look.

What are some of your favorite ways to eat bacon?

On a BBQ cheeseburger or in a sandwich. Bacon on pizza is really good too, although not too common. Bacon sprinkles on ice cream is pretty fire.

You’ve played trombone, violin and cello in the past – would you ever incorporate any of those instruments into your music?

I would love to have other musicians play a string section live one day at a show. It would be cool to write an epic orchestral rendition of one of my songs and see it performed at a show.

Who are you loving to listen to right now?

Lana del Rey is one of my favorite artists right now. I’m obsessed with her voice. I love listening to Martin Garrix.

*This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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