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Behind the Beat: Kevin Lndn

Kevin Lndn

Behind the Beat: Kevin Lndn

 

 

House Music Unlocked with KEVIN LNDN – Beat Up 1

Tell us about yourself
I’m KEVIN LNDN, pronounced as Kevin London. I have a passion for creating electronic music, and my specialties lie in genres like Trap, Future bass, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and House. What sets my music apart is the dark, moody, and emotional twist that I bring to these heavy bass-driven tracks.

My musical journey started at a young age when I discovered the world of producing. I was just 12 years old when I stumbled upon dubstep in a laptop i got for school, and little did I know that it would shape my entire career. Dubstep allowed me to explore my creativity and experiment with sounds in a truly unique way. As the years went by, I delved into various other styles and genres, always pushing myself to explore new avenues.

Genre Fusion?
As an electronic music producer and DJ, I incorporate elements from various genres into my house music sets. This fusion adds depth and diversity to my sound, keeping my sets exciting and engaging. By blending genres like witch house, tech house , bass, and afro house ,to my house music sets I create a unique and dynamic experience for my listeners. It allows me to explore new sounds, rhythms, and textures, pushing the boundaries of the electronic music scene. Genre fusion adds depth, energy, and a sense of exploration to my music, making it stand out.

Collaboration Dream List?
I’ve been inspired by many talented artists and producers in my career. There are a few notable figures who have had a significant impact on me.

First, Flume is a true pioneer in electronic music. His creativity and exploration of new styles have been a tremendous inspiration. I admire his innovative use of synths and samples, which have contributed to the development of one of my favorite genres in electronic music.

DJ Flume

Another artist who impresses me is Skrillex. Like Flume, he pushes the limits of electronic music and introduces new styles with each project. His artistic evolution inspires me to strive for innovation in my own work.

Virtual Riot has also been a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration through his online tutorials. Collaborating with him would be an honor and a chance to learn from his expertise.

These are just a few of the producers who have influenced my creativity. In addition, there are several singers I would love to collaborate with, such as The Weeknd, Tems, Tyla, Aluna, KUČKA, Rema, SZA, Summer Walker, and Rihanna. Collaborating with them would be a tremendous opportunity to explore new sonic territories and create something special.

Overall, collaborating with these talented individuals would be a dream come true and a chance for me to continue evolving as an artist.

Mentorship Stories?
I didn’t have any in-person mentors, but I found a wealth of knowledge and inspiration through online communities, especially on platforms like Discord. Being a part of these communities connected me with countless talented and innovative producers from around the world, many of whom are yet to be discovered by the mainstream audience. Interacting with these creators and learning from their unique perspectives has been instrumental in my growth as a producer. By immersing myself in these online communities over the years, I have been motivated to constantly improve my production skills and explore new creative possibilities in my music.

Underground Scene?
I’ve connected with talented DJs, producers, and promoters in the local underground scene. It’s been amazing to see the scene grow and attract international artists. Despite its size, it feels like a close-knit family where everyone is interconnected.

I have a few favorite rave events in Lagos, including RAVEOLUTION, MainlandHouse, Element House (by Spektrum Ent.), and Zodiacparty by MazeXMxtreme. These gatherings showcase the vibrant electronic music culture in Lagos, and I’m excited to explore more in the future.

Being part of the local underground scene has inspired my growth as a music producer. I’ve connected with like-minded individuals who push boundaries and create unique sounds. I’m grateful for the opportunities to collaborate and contribute to the electronic music scene in Lagos.

 

Production Gear Talk!?
I primarily use Ableton Live 11 as my digital audio workstation (DAW). I have experience with other DAWs such as FL Studio, LMMS, and Logic Pro, but Ableton Live 11 is my go-to choice i SWEAR by it. When it comes to synthesizers, I don’t have a favorite as I have several that I use depending on the desired sound. Lately, I’ve been using Serum by Xfer for heavy bass sounds and hard synths, while I turn to Omnisphere or Kontakt 6 by Native Instruments for more organic sounds. In addition to these, I utilize various Ableton stock plugins and FabFilter products in my productions. I also play the keyboard using a Nectar Impact LX 49+ that has features for live looping and performance. I also have an electric Stratocaster guitar and a Maschine Mk3 for finger drumming, although the latter is currently faulty and needs repair. When it comes to DJing, I prefer to use a Pioneer DDJ FLX6 controller with rekordbox software, although I occasionally use Serato as well.

House Music Unlocked with KEVIN LNDN – Beat Up 1

Dream Gig Destination!
There are numerous venues and events that I aspire to perform at one day. I find myself drawn to stage setups that prioritize visuals, as I am also a graphic designer and create my own visuals. Some of the dream venues and events on my list include Lostlands (for bass music like dubstep, trap, and bass music), EDC, ULTRA Music Festival, Creamfields, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Hi Ibiza, Tomorrowland, Club Space, and a Boiler Room set at one of their festivals or shows. The more I grow as a producer and DJ, the more opportunities I hope to have to play at various events and venues.

What advice would you give to aspiring house music DJs who are just starting out in the industry?

One piece of advice I would give to beginning music producers/DJs is to develop a unique sound and carve out their own path. Being in your own lane means you won’t be competing directly with others. I would also suggest becoming extremely proficient in their craft, reaching a level where they feel confident and their production quality matches that of professionals. Joining communities of like-minded individuals who are more advanced can provide valuable learning opportunities. Seek detailed and critical feedback from people whose sound you admire and trust. Surround yourself with talented and skilled friends who inspire you to improve. Additionally, if there is an electronic music scene in your local area, make an effort to network and connect in person. While online networking has its advantages, it is important to touch some grass too

House Music Unlocked with KEVIN LNDN – Beat Up 1

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