Joel De-ross

Cymatic Empire

The Cymatic Empire are energetic beings that come from a dimension of sound and light. They have been summoned by the collective consciousness to battle dark energies that threaten Gaia and the life she supports. They have manifest themselves into the physical form to communicate with humans in the universal language of music and dance. Through this medium, they will transmit secret codes to listeners. When enough people have received these codes a gateway between worlds will open letting in the legion of cymatic forces to vanquish the evil that has plagued humanity for millennia. Cymatic Empire is an uplifting psytrance project between Joel “Tiger” de Ross, Zac “Bornvibe” Wood and Warren O’Neill. Cymatic Empire is a continuation and of the Bionic Empire project which defined the PsyPneumatix Records melodic full-on style between 2002 - 2008. From this foundation, Cymatic Empire adds new elements influenced by the cinematic soundscapes of Hans Zimmer, complex melodies of Infected Mushroom and driving guitar Metallica.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

A creative outlet. A language to speak thoughts and feelings words cant. Inspiration.

What is your music dream?

To use art, music, technology and transformative events to create positive social change globally.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I am and will continue to change the world through my various projects and technology. All my projects revolve around music and event industry innovation which unwittingly lead to solving the biggest problems facing humanitarian organizations.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Probably Push the Little Daisys in terms WTF memorable.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hans Zimmer Lisa Gerrard Infected Mushroom Muse

What inspires you to make music?

A friend put his headphones in my ears and plaid me his music at lunch break. I just couldn't believe he had made it himself and that he could get all the software to do it for free. So I gave it a crack and never looked back.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

That music is a powerful tool for positive change and more should set such intentions when creating music.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Second nature after 18 years doing so.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Very promising but still difficult to naviaget for the less tech savvy. Much can be improved and my company is delivering those needed improvments.

What do you think of Drooble?

Amazing so far. HUGE potential which I intend to support as much as I can.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of time to work on music.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I mentor and advise industry up and comers as well as consult, guest lecture and deliver keynote presentations at music industry educators, peak bodies and conferences,

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Entrepreneurial skills and tech literacy are essential.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Will revist this.