The Electric Sons, Interview
When The Electric Sons’ Andrew Miller and Ben Richards released their self-produced and self-titled EP in May 2012, the indie music scene reacted instantly. Within a week the Electric Sons were featured on the cover of the national music publication, Indie Music Review Magazine where the EP garnered a 5-star review and critical praise. “From the production quality to the music, vocals, and lyrics: everything is a home run. After only 4 songs they will definitely leave you wanting more, so start it over and play it again!”
They’ve seen great amplification in 2013 with cross-country bookings and festival presence, opening for superstars Passion Pit (also a MashupDJ feature!) and Ellie Goulding, and an impressive song placement for “Breathing Electricity” in a national TJMaxx ad. The same track is available to mashup now in the application and to celebrate, we’ve asked the duo a few questions.
Find the music video for “Breathing Electricity” below and my answer to their reggae challenge!
What made you choose “Breathing Electricity” to allow fans to play with?
Breathing Electricity seemed like the most flexible track for making a remix out of. We wrote it to try and emulate some of our favorite upbeat dance tunes, so its only fitting that people could remix this track in particular.
What stylistic takes do you hope fans have on your song(s)?
As radical and ridiculously cool as possible. The best part of having your song remixed is hearing your track doing things you never even thought were possible. I’d love to hear somebody do a reggae take on it.
If you could hear any possible mashup made with one of your songs, what would it be?
It would be cool to hear someone make a mashup with ‘Kyoto’. We love the Japanese feel of that song and it’d be awesome to hear how that influence might change the feeling of another song.
What does 2014 have in store for The Electric Sons?
More music, bigger shows and hopefully more amazing mashups from you guys.
How do you think technology is changing music?
Everything’s becoming incredibly portable. Now I can take an entire studio with me on my laptop, wherever I go. It’s fun to see how writing in different environments can affect the song you’re writing.
What is important about the bond between artists and their fans?
Everything. The fans are the reason we get to do what we love to do– make songs. They are what supports us. And we get to pay them back by writing more tunes for them to listen to and love and enjoy. It’s this musical symbiosis that we’re so thankful to be a part of.
What would you be doing if we lived in a technology-free world?
We’d just be waiting by a termite mound, probably.
Check out The Electric Sons on MashupDJ
Adam has an extensive background in social & digital media, Flash, and design. Adam graduated from the University of Georgia...