rBeatz Screaming Interview with DJ Kronic
Producer and DJ, Kronic, has had his hands on some of planet earth’s most dance inducing sonic stories, including Bend Ova by Lil Jon and Tyga, and Sexy Body by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. His latest single is Rendezvous, with Grammy Award winning vocalist and songwriter, Leon Thomas. The song has a Weeknd vibe to it.
In 2016, he came out with an 8 song EP, Sophisticated Ignorance. If you click the play button and read the interview below, you will hear his new single and the EP.
Where does the name Kronic come from and why did you pick it?
I WANTED A NAME THAT HAD A LOT OF SAMPLES THAT I COULD — USE IN DJ ROUTINES. THAT’S WHY I CHOSE ‘KRONIC’, BECA– USE THERE’S DOZENS OF RECORDS WHERE RAPPERS — USE THAT WORD THAT I CAN AND DO SAMPLE FROM!!!
Where are you from and how has that shaped the musician you are today?
I’M FROM AUSTRALIA! AUSTRALIA HAS A STRONG INDIE-ELECTRONIC COMMUNITY WHICH HAS DEFINITELY INFLUENCED MY SOUND.
What instruments did you play when you were younger?
NONE. I — USED TO DRIVE FORKLIFTS IF THAT COUNTS.
Are there an instruments that you currently wish you COULD play?
I WISH I COULD SING. LIKE EVERY DAY I WISH I COULD SING MY OWN SONGS.
Tell us the story of how you started creating music on your computer?
I STARTED USING ABLETON TO MAKE DJ MIXES, AND THEN IT WAS EDITS, AND THEN MASH UPS AND REMIXES AND THEN I GOT ONTO WRITING ORIGINAL RECORDS.
What has been your favorite studio moment when producing Dedicated and Sexy Body for Pitbull?
THE MAIN SOUND IN DEDICATED IS ME BLOWING OVER THE TOP OF A GLASS COKE BOTTLE. I THINK THAT’S THE WEIRDEST WAY I’VE EVER MADE A SOUND!!
Have you eaten food with Justin Bieber, if so what?
NOT YET, BUT I’LL TAKE HIM TO MY FAVORITE CHICKEN SPOT IN BURBANK WHEN I GET THE CHANCE.
Who is one of your favorite artists to collab with and why?
LIL JON!!! HE’S A LEGEND IN THE GAME, AND I LEARN SO MUCH WORKING WITH HIM. HE’S A FUCKING GENIUS AND I WOULDN’T BE HERE WITHOUT HIM. YEAAAAAAAHHH!!
What do you like to do when you’re simply hanging out – aside from music?
I LOVE ROLLING TO HO– USE PARTIES!!
Who are your musical influences?
KANYE WEST AND QUENTIN TARANTINO
What DAW do you use and why?
ABLETON. IT’S FAST AND SIMPLE, YET POWERFUL. ABLETON FOR LIFE!!!
Do you have a favorite or go-to sample pack?
I HAVE A FOLDER OF MY OWN SAMPLES AND BREAK BEATS THAT I GO TO. SOME OF THAT SAMPLE PACK STUFF IS COOL, BUT DOESN’T REALLY SUIT THE STUFF I MAKE ANY MORE.
What is your favorite MIDI Controller or instrument to produce with right now?
I KEEP IT LIGHTWEIGHT – JUST GIVE ME A MIDI KEYBOARD AND WE GOOD!!
Do you have a favorite chord progression?
NOT REALLY, BUT I’M REALLY INSPIRED BY BLUESY ROCK STUFF RIGHT NOW.
What is one of your favorite or go-to VST Plugin?
I’M ON A BIG SERUM WAVE RIGHT NOW!!!
What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
HAVING MY SONG PUSH IN THE FAST 8 TRAILER DURING THE SUPERBOWL IS UP THERE.
Do you have a key production tip for our young producers out there?
I HAVE LIKE 100 TIPS, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE IS THIS: COLLABORATE – WORK WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU CAN! THERE’S SOMETHING TO LEARN FROM EVERYBODY ON THIS PLANET.
What are some of your favorite venues to play and why?
HQ IN ADELAIDE, ALTHOUGH IT’S CLOSED NOW. IT WAS A HUGE ARENA IN MY HOMETOWN, AND OVER THE YEARS SO MANY LEGENDS FROM AUSTRALIA GOT THEIR START THERE.
What food do you eat the most?
CHICKEN AND EGGS! I’M ON THE RON SWANSON DIET!!!!
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
I FOLLOW A FEW THOUSAND MODELS ON INSTAGRAM LOL.
What is next for Kronic?
I’M WORKING ON MY ALBUM!! PLUS ME AND LIL JON ARE BACK TO WORK.