Getter – Artist Spotlight
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Getter has become known for ignoring trends and cutting his own path with ripping, guttural synths and a sprinkling of melody.
San Jose, California’s Tanner Petulla produces ultra-aggressive dubstep, EDM, and trap under the name Getter. Born in 1993, he began creating tracks while in high school, uploading originals as well as homemade remixes of Far East Movement and Timbaland to his Soundcloud page. Almost immediately, his tracks saw release on small labels like Ultragore Recordings and Tuff Love Dubs, and dubstep DJs such as Datsik and Flux Pavilion began playing them. Several Getter EPs appeared on Datsik‘s Firepower Records and Excision‘s Rottun Recordings beginning in 2012. His debut full-length, I Want More, was released by Firepower in 2013. In 2014, Getter‘s official remixes of tracks by Borgore, Downlink, and Barely Alive were released. In 2015, Getter signed with Skrillex‘s OWSLA imprint, releasing the Allegiance EP (including the single “Head Splitter”) and remixing several of the label’s artists. OWSLA released another GetterEP, Radical Dude!, in 2016, and the artist’s “Suh Dude” single appeared on Borgore‘s Buygore label.Getter produced rapper Pouya’s album Underground Underdog, which was also released in 2016.
“I basically started when I was 16. I was in a few bands before that; I was a drummer and a guitar player. I was a huge metal head and I loved rap like Mac Dre and Andre Nickatina. You could make electronic music by yourself, so that really attracted me towards it and made me want to do my own thing. On my 19th birthday, I saved up money and moved out to L.A. My friend had a room, so I grabbed it for a couple months before getting my own place. It went up from there — now I have a studio and a different apartment. I liked how most of the artists and people you meet in the scene have the same interests. Probably 80% of my friends in the EDM world are into the same kind of music and have the same kind of ideas but with a different twist. It’s cool to surround yourself with people that do stuff close to what you do. It’s cool to have the same energy around.”