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Distryx Music : A Talk With Varin Lal, The Man Behind It All

Distryx Music, a YouTube music channel with over 250,000 subscribers and 90 million views, became a YouTube sensation overnight. Varin Lal started Distryx Music on December 9th, 2019, and one year later, on December 9th, 2020, the company had 200,000 subscribers. Distryx Music had only about 200 subscribers when March 2020 came around. The worldwide quarantine had just gone into place at the time, and millions of people were at home watching music videos on YouTube. This is when they decided to start making TikTok Mashups that included popular TikTok audios for millions of people to see. Distryx Music moved from 200 to 100,000 subscribers in less than two months.

Now let’s take a look into the questions we asked him-

What made you start “Distryx Music”?

I was 13 when I started trying to make it in the YouTube scene. I made over 200+ channels on various topics, but I never actually enjoyed making the videos. That’s when I decided to follow my passion for curating and sharing music with my friends. I made Distryx Music in December of 2019, and initially, I would just post music that I actually enjoyed listening to. Unlike the other channels, I wasn’t “faking” a personality, so working on Distryx Music in the early stages was very enjoyable.

How does it feel to be 17 within the music industry?

I think it’s starting to become more common that young people are taking over the music industry. However, every time I get on a call or introduce myself for the first time, people are still surprised that I’m 17. I don’t think age plays as much of a role when you’re a music curator like me, but when you’re an artist, I feel like that’s when age really comes into play. It really wouldn’t change much if I was 40 years old because, at the end of the day, you’re viewing the music I’m posting, not a video of myself.

Who are your top 3 artists? (Currently)

My favorite artist as of right now has to be Baby Keem. His recent album, The Melodic Blue, is a really slept on album that I feel deserves so much more attention than it already receives. My favorite tracks by him are HONEST, STATS, trademark usa, 16, and cocoa. My second favorite artist is Arizona Zervas. Many people know him for his single Roxanne, but I like his other tracks such as Zone, Living Facts, 24, RIP, and MY TIME. My third favorite artist is Lil Skies. I’ve always loved Lil Skies, especially since he dropped Life Of A Dark Rose in 2017. My favorite songs by him are Welcome To The Rodeo, I, Breathe, Flooded, and Blue Strips.

Who is one rapper, you couldn’t believe you have had an interaction with? 

I’ve been listening to 88GLAM since 2018, and I only recently got connected with their team. I found them because of NAV, and ever since then, I’ve just loved their music. It was pretty simple how we got connected, but basically, one day, I was listening to their music, and I decided to message 88camino (a member of 88GLAM) and went to sleep. Literally the next day, I checked my phone, and it said that he had hit me back. Since then, I’ve been connected with his management, and now I have rights to upload their music on my channel. It’s crazy to even think that 88camino follows me on Instagram.

What is one goal you want to reach in 2022?

I would definitely say being able to upload daily. I’m still in high school, so for the last 2 years, I really didn’t have as much time as I wanted. Since we’re going into summer soon, I’ll have a lot more time to spend on Distryx Music and trying to upload daily. I only have to decide what music goes up on the channel because I have a fantastic video editor who makes my videos, and he’s terrific at what he does. Overall, I think I’ll be able to achieve this goal because a lot of great music is coming out this summer, and I’ll get a first-hand look at it.

How did it feel when you surpassed 100k on YouTube?

It felt amazing that I achieved one of my life goals when I was still 15. I went from 0 subs to 100k in 5 months. Which is crazy, considering it usually takes a couple of years for most channels. I grew so fast because I was one of the early creators of the TikTok song mashups on YouTube, and they just blew up all the creators’ channels. I started blowing up right around March of 2020, when the lockdown had just begun, so I had a lot of time creating and uploading these videos daily. But yeah, overall hitting 100k subs was one of my most outstanding achievements of all time. Thanks for having me! 🙂