Updated: Aug 7, 2022
Learn more on what inspires Child Of and get to know the creative process behind 'Sui Generis' our latest release on Concrete Kïn
What inspires you to make your music?
Honestly, pretty much everything inspires me to make my music. Every sound, flavour, feeling, past and present. I'm currently entering into a semi-nomadic kind-of gypsy period of life and I'm really looking forward to what comes next and what comes out of me at all points of this journey. Will stay in different places for as long as it feels good and then hit the next. Will be creating soundtracks the whole way.
When you write a track, what comes first, the music or the lyrics?
I used to start with drums or a groove but recently I've found that starting with a melody or at least a "riff" to start is feeling much more free. If there are vocals on the track, it really depends... Could be immediately after this step, or could be the absolute last thing (or anywhere in between). So really the answer is NO RULES!
Who are your inspirations?
Honestly, The New York and Long Island hardcore scenes are my true original musical inspiration. That music changed my life and made me who I am today. It's like the same feeling the first time a room moshes (or slamdances) to your band as it is the first time a club is dancing to your set. I guess nothing has really changed.
What's the New York club scene like?
The New York club scene honestly has felt like it's been going through a renaissance since they have re-opened. A lot of clubs really struggled and at a certain point it was questionable if any would survive. It feels like almost anywhere you go there is a newfound feeling of appreciation and freedom.
What can we expect from Child Of over the next 12 months?
Lots of new music including a Lee Scratch Perry remix this summer (still can't believe that is real.. his last recording before he passed). Wherever the wind blows I will be bouncing around the world spreading love and music (maybe even some breath).
What advice would you give to up and coming producers?
K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid. Seriously, it's what I struggle with the most (not just in producing). It's a producer lesson but really a life lesson. Simplicity is the key.
What piece of software or equipment is your go to when writing a track?
My absolute favorite piece of equipment right now is my Jamstik Midi guitar. I am originally a guitar player and this has seriously changed everything for me. They have been trying to make midi guitars work correctly and control things without latency and tracking issues since the 80's. They finally cracked the code! You can play chords, everything. I don't have to fake being a piano player anymore and it controls anything that takes midi perfectly. It's really a whole new portal of creativity for me. We live in the future.
You're playing the headline set, it's peak time, what track are you loading up?
Underworld - Two Months Off