Tiesto, The Swedish House Mafia, Judge Jules, Pete Tong, Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Avicii, Zane Lowe, Eric Morillo, Hardwell and Groove Armada, you would be forgiven for thinking that could be David Guetta’s birthday party invitation list, but that is just a handful of the supporters Kryder has put under his spell recently. From ‘Radio 1’ essential mix features to ‘Mixmag’ scoring his main room monster ‘K2’ an unbeatable 5/5, to obliterating Privilege, Ibiza – the world’s biggest club for Tiesto, the backing is as strong as the show, which Kryder rocks every time.
The combination of dark, big room progressive and the mysterious looking stage show that Kryder brings to town can only make crowds look up and pay attention. Now in very good hands with the PFA and a favourite weapon of choice on the ‘Fire It Up’ circuit, on top of bookings backing up dance Gods Axwell and Hardwell, 2012 is looking hot for the man behind the visor.
We caught up with Kryder to talk about Tall Trees and more.
How is 2012 going for you, it would seem a lot is happening from over here! Tell us more….
So far so good...
I’m in the studio most days and when not, I’m looking for inspirations for my tracks. I’ve already played some great gigs and got some amazing ones coming up. I’ve been working on some solo tunes and also a few collaborations coming out soon, which I am very excited about.
What do you have planned for Tall Trees?
High-energy, driving dance music and I’m not ruling out a bit of dwarf crowd surfing!
People are becoming increasingly interested in your stage show. Will the “circus freak show entourage” be in attendance for Tall Trees?
100%! Tall Trees is a perfect set up for a bit of mayhem and I’m not one to hold back!
How did all this stage show materialise?
I love surrounding myself with extraordinary people, so it was kind of an accident and inevitable. I’m always getting random mad ideas and as long as whoever is around me at the time is up for it then it happens.
Your production work is incredibly strong, what is your musical training background?
Music has always been a huge part of my life. I started DJing from the age of 12 and wasn’t very academic, so when I left school I went on to music college where I studied music tech. I’ve tried piano and guitar lessons. You name it, I’ve tried it, plus I can bang a good tambourine!
If you had to choose, what is the most important part of a track for you in the production process?
For me in Dance music it’s all about the kick drum, as without the right one your track is a no starter.
What is the most memorable moment of your career?
So far, it would have to be DJing at Privilege in Ibiza last year to 8000 people & meeting Tiësto.
Your style sounds almost alternative in comparison to a lot of popular dance music of today, but yet still rocks the floors. Who or what are you greatest influences and how do you describe your formula?
I take inspiration from all styles and genres, I’m also not afraid to experiment. My formula is huge kick drums, rolling percussion, euphoric breakdowns and teeth shattering basslines!
Who would you most like to work with in music (can be dead or alive)?
Christian Burns, as I think he such a talented singer and songwriter. I would love the opportunity to work with such talent.
What is your favourite track of 2012 so far?
One of my favourite has to be by Shilo ‘Foreshadowing’, it’s got Trance elements mixed with pounding Electro bass lines and it rocks dance floors!
What was the last good joke you heard?
What’s six inches long and goes in one direction?
Do you have any weird and wonderful possessions or collections?
Weird is probably my collection of top hats and visors. Wonderful is the huge collection of vinyl that I just can’t let go of.
What’s summer 2012 hold for you? Ibiza? Croatia?
Ibiza, Croatia and hopefully a trip back to Vegas. I’m really looking forward to joining Eddie Halliwell in his Fire it Up arena at this year’s Creamfields on Saturday 25th August!
And finally… leave the Tall Trees faithful with a parting comment before you see them all on May 6th –
To get you all in the mood for some serious partying at Tall Trees, download a free copy of my latest bootleg and I’ll see you at the front!
Kryder’s video of his recent set at Ministry of Sound, London!
Check out Kryder’s exclusive mix for Gatecrasher ahead of Fire It Up!
Goodgreef Presents Fire It Up @ Tall Trees, Yarm - Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Club – Fire It Up
EDDIE HALLIWELL www.eddiehalliwell.com
Special Guest SANDER VAN DOORN www.sandervandoorn.com
MICHAEL WOODS www.michaelwoods.com
KRYDER / D.O.D
Island Bar – Goodgreef Future Trance
BRYAN KEARNEY vs. JORDAN SUCKLEY
CHRIS METCALFE / SOLIS & SEAN TRUBY
PHIL MACKINTOSH / CRAIG LUCAS
DIGI-FUNK DJS / CHRIS HUTCHINSON
Outdoor Stage – House Party
DAVIE LITTLE / SI WHELAN
NICK HAMPTON / ANDY MCCARTHY
PAUL BUHDOYE B2B CRAIG HUNTER
TONY CITRO b2b DAN SMITH
Limited Early Birds (SOLD OUT)
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