Kris Cayden Discusses His Main Inspirations, Latest ‘Daydream In Color’ LP, and More: Interview
Offering us all further insight into his remarkable life, Kris Cayden discusses all about his unique playing style, peer support, producing his newest ‘Reverie in color‘LP, and more.
Seeking to leave her own mark in the electronic dance industry, Kris Cayden (real name Andy Dravecz) has blessed fans with the most scintillating sound(s), while his ability to portray emotive feeling through each of his productions can only further indicate the musical prowess of this artist to watch. Having started producing full time in 2012, Cayden is more than determined to leave a lasting impact within our community and, at the same time, has gained the support of some of the biggest names in the dance scene including Circumcision, 12th Planet, Downlink, Slushii and Whipped cream when I name just a few. Destroying low frequencies all the time, it’s no surprise that the dubstep scene has gained its most prominent ambassadors, with the man of the moment ensuring nothing less than heart-pounding vibes. That said, we’re more than happy to be joined by this fast-rising star, as Cayden discusses major inspirations and influences, direct affiliation with his unique playing style, releasing various full-length albums over the years, as well as his most recent LP, “Daydream In Color”, future plans and more.
Hello and thank you for joining us! Could you give us a little insight into the main inspirations/influences that led you to pursue a career in music?
My main inspiration started early when I bought my first drum set at the age of 7, and from there I started with Linkin Park, Disturbedand Blink-182. In the future, someone introduced me Skrillex when I was in high school, To kill him after that zombie, who are still two of my biggest inspirations. I also have my friends and other producers who inspire me, like Blaqout, Figmvnt, Weird, Sly, Renegvde, yellow tapeand Chrndrs. Just people who push me forward and allow me to do better (if I forget anyone, I’m sorry, there are a lot of talented producers out there).
With dubstep being the predominant genre incorporated throughout your career, we would like to know the direct affiliation to your playing style, as well as the possibility of venturing into different genres in the near future?
With my playing style, I normally start with house, and just increase the BPM as I play, but it varies depending on who I play with, sometimes I just play ridiculous noises for an hour . The adventure of new genres is most likely going to be house, like night bass.
Having gained support from Excision, 12th Planet, Downlink, Slushii and Whipped Cream to name a few, we’d love to hear the overall feel of your music recognized on a daily basis, as well as the importance of producing music that resonates not only with the crowds, but also with the other artists?
It’s really nice to be recognized, it makes you feel like it’s worth what you’re chasing. About importance, in my opinion as long as it matters to you, that’s all that matters.
Releasing a variation of full albums over the years, could you give us some insight into the main thought process behind the production of each, as well as the overarching message you set out to convey through each of your tracks?
Well, I just write the craziest amount of music, ‘Paroxysm‘ was just an angry album, a bunch of dubstep that I just wanted people to headbang too. ‘stranger than fiction‘ – lots of fun and weird weird sounds, ‘lost found‘ – losing love and finding love, ‘Absolute over infinity‘ – love, ‘Reverie in color‘ – losing someone you can’t get back. The music is subjective and the perspective is different for everyone, everyone may not hear how I put it all together, but hopefully it helps them through whatever they are going through.
Speaking of albums, congratulations on your latest LP, “Daydream In Color”. We would like to know the general feel behind this scintillating body of work, as well as the direction taken during the production and selection of the tracks featured on the album?
The general atmosphere around this album is just emotional, it’s not specific because everyone will feel something different. When I produce albums I try to make sure it’s cohesive, everything blends together, and sometimes if I can’t find the blend I throw in a filler track, that’s there’Threatens‘ came into play to be completely honest. I also tell all the producers I talk to, when you write a song, it’s like a book. Everything has to make sense and be molded together into a tale, or a chapter if you’re writing an album.
Taking the dance stage by storm, one fire floor at a time, we’d like to know what future Kris Cayden productions may be on the horizon, as well as any plans for the rest of 2022?
My future plans right now are just writing it. I don’t know if I’m going to release another album. BUT I have more music coming out very soon! + a bunch of collabs that end slowly but surely!
Multifaceted in every sense of the word, Cayden is the epitome of an artist who has mastered his craft to perfection, and we’re all for it. Pulling in daily audiences, we’ll most certainly be keeping a close eye on the man of the moment and all of his future endeavors, but for now, be sure to stay up to date with all things Kris Cayden, by following him on Facebook. , Instagram and Spotify.
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