Interview with Upcoming artist KIRUE
Check out this exclusive interview with up-and-coming artist and bass music producer: KIRUE
LA native DJ and music producer KIRUE joined us this week for an exclusive interview where we discussed his musical inspirations, his upcoming EP and his plans for the rest of 2017.
Firstly, what made you decide to follow a career as a DJ and producer? I had always been into music since I was a kid. Growing up I played classical piano, and in grade school, I jammed around with friends a lot, but it wasn’t until I got to college that I really began to fall in love with dance music. While in school, I downloaded Ableton and just messed around trying to make electronic music for fun as a hobby. After putting out a few remixes online for free the project started to gain traction and that was when I decided I could maybe do this for a career.
Growing up, who were your musical inspirations? I had a lost of different inspirations when I was a kid. My favorite band was Muse, but I was also super into classic music, especially the “darker” stuff like Bach. I also listened to a lot of pop music growing up too. As far as dance music producers go I would say Skrillex and What So Not were some of the names that really wow’ed me when I first got into the music.
You are going to be graduating college in a few months, how will things change for you? I spent a lot of my time in college producing music and I’ll only have more time after graduating so I am excited to keep things moving!
You have also worked with Bipolar Sunshine and Josef Salvat in the past. Are there any other artists you would like to collaborate with? There are so many artists I’d love to collaborate with. What So Not, Illenium, and Ekali are a few I’d love to collaborate with someday.
We know you play piano and guitar. Are there any other instruments you would like to learn? I would love to be able to play brass. That would be super cool because it’s so fundamentally different from a piano and guitar. I’d love to be a drummer too.
You’ve remixed songs for artists including Years and Years and Tove Lo in the past. If you could choose three songs to remix right now, what would they be? Wow good question. That’s a tough one but I would always be down to do an official remix for Skrillex. There’s another song I would say, but I got the opportunity to remix it and it’s coming out soon!
What has been the highlight of your career so far? There have been several highlights over the past year or so. The first shows in 2016 were really big for me. Anytime I release a new single it feels like a highlight for me. Coachella coming up is a big one.
Can we expect an album from you anytime soon? An album is in the works at the moment but I am very particular about my music so expect to see another EP from me first!
Finally, what plans do you have for the rest of 2017? I’ll be doing a lot of festival shows this summer and going back on a big tour this Fall. I’m looking to put out my EP this summer as well. And hopefully doing some more international touring later this year!
Thanks to KIRUE for taking the time to answer our questions.
Check out KIRUE’s music on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music!