To foreshadow the August 19 release of the remixes album for King’s Koncepts (2013), two lead tracks are gracing our own remix app so that fans and users can dive into “Shawty Moon” and “On The Line” just as the likes of pros Dev79, Starkey, and MANIKAN have.
Personally, I can’t say enough good things about the original album (released on all-things-street bass label Seclusiasis). Upon first listen I immediately played the whole thing at least 4 times through. The release is cohesive while still exhibiting great variety from track to track. It embodies modern bass music sound design and sensibilities without getting mired in the simplistic charts-pandering that seems to plague the current environment of electronic music songwriting. “Koncepts” signifies bass music evolution. I highly recommend queueing up King for a listen today, and in the meantime enjoy these few questions we’ve asked the Las Vegas-based producer in time for his featured artist week with Songster:
What made you choose these tracks to allow fans to play with?
‘Shawty Moon’ and ‘On The Line’ were the most popular tunes on my Koncepts album and both are featured on The Remixes EP, so they seemed like great choices. And because I think they are two very fun songs with samples that people can be creative with.
What stylistic takes do you hope fans have on your songs?
I hope to hear some remixes at different tempos, different genre versions, and creative use of the samples.
If you could hear any possible mashup made with one of your songs, what would it be?
I’m really feeling a lot of hip hop and grime blends. Maybe some emcees or vocalists will bless the track?
What do you hope a new fan thinks the first time he experiences your music?
I just want my fans to have some sort of connection and inspiration. Whatever that may be. If it makes them dance, I’m stoked! I’m also happy if it inspires them to make their own music, or gives them a new way to look at things.
Does anything make you nervous about putting your music into a creation tool with such a low barrier of entry?
No, nothing really. I’ve made the music and put it out into the world. My dream is to just be heard. (As I’m sure most musicians / producers agree) I’m stoked for the opportunity! If more people can access my music through different means then I’m accomplishing what I set out to do right?
What would you be doing if we lived in a technology-free world?
Probably the EXACT SAME thing I’m doing right now. Making music and art. Just on a more primitive level.
“Shawty Moon” is available to remix now in Songster, and “On The Line” will be added August 19– www.playsongster.com
Listen to King’s Koncepts:
Adam has an extensive background in social & digital media, Flash, and design. Adam graduated from the University of Georgia...