Koven stopped by to chat about how they’re preparing for an epic b2b2b2b set at RAMPAGE, their 1st artist album, and far more!
From dubstep to drum & bass, Koven has enjoyed their journey exploring a variety of genres due to the fact breaking out on the scene in 2011. Initially began by Matt Rowat, whose interest in music started at an early age, the duo wasn’t full till 2014 when Katie Boyle joined the group. Due to the fact then, they have not only developed some tunes that are each complicated and spectacular but have also grown their potential to make a wide range of electronic music.
Koven’s talents behind the decks and array of tracks have garnered them fans all more than the globe. Final year saw the release of the Reality Attain EP, which featured components of pop and dubstep though also incorporated bass sounds that are genuinely cinematic. The breadth of function in the EP showed a mastery of the unique genres that they can make and how each and every song presents a strong grasp of the fundamentals of each and every variety of sound.
Now, ahead of their b2b2b2b efficiency at Rampage this month, Koven’s Katie Boyle stopped by to give us some insight on how their tracks get began, how she represents Koven for the duration of their reside DJ sets, and far more. We also get our 1st clue about their upcoming artist album and the objectives they have set for themselves in 2019!
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Final year, you released The Reality Reaches EP, and each and every track featured a unique side of you musically. What was the procedure of producing the EP and how did you choose the unique components to contain?
We seriously do not have a procedure which I assume has generally worked in our favour. We just make music we enjoy, regardless of genre or BPM so when we’re producing an EP we do not seriously know what we program on producing we just generate it and see what occurs. We are fortunate that our audience appears to recognize we transform genres and do not give us stick for it!
When Koven 1st began it was initially a solo act with just Max. Later on even though, Katie, you joined. How do you really feel you each full Koven far more as a duo than a solo act?
Thinking about we knew extremely tiny of each and every other we have been so fortunate that we got along from the start out and have extremely related interests and idea’s when it comes to music. We unquestionably influence each and every other in a extremely good way. We also like all the very same Television shows and have the very same sense of humour which tends to make the recording and writing sessions a very good laugh.
We enjoy the reality that you two also met at a rave! How did you each start out raving and what attracted you to the events in the 1st spot?
[Laughs] Yeah we have been on line buddies at that point, it was a single of the “oh hi I know you from the internet” moments at a Dubstep occasion. I can not speak on behalf of Max but for me, it was breakbeat and my older brother that got me into raving 1st.
When you generate tracks do each of you function on the lyrics and melodies collectively or separately at 1st and then meld the sounds collectively?
It performs two way with us, either Max sends me more than an instrumental for me to create to or we create to it collectively. Or I make a terrible demo on the piano and Max performs about that. They generate two extremely unique sorts of tracks but each approaches function effectively.
Later this month you will be playing at the 10th anniversary of Rampage, the largest drum & bass and dubstep occasion in the globe. How are you Koven preparing for this show and what can fans anticipate from your set?
Yeah, the worry and excitement and nerves are major for this a single. It is a back to back to back to back set alongside Muzzy, Fox Stevenson, and Feint as a Monstercat showcase, so you can anticipate a actual mix of music, higher power, and rapid-paced goodness. We are super hyped for it!
Not only do you provide a enormous DJ sets but you have also played reside sets at festivals. What are some adjustments you make or consideration you have to take when preparing and executing a reside set as opposed to a DJ set?
At the moment all of our shows are DJ sets as I’m (Katie) carrying out shows alone due to Max’s travel anxiousness but carrying out a complete reside show is a thing we are currently operating on for the release of our album and we want to contain it all! I guess the primary point we will need to take into consideration is how a lot longer the preparation and rehearsal time will be – but we will make certain it is worth it.
With a new year, we’re hoping for some sneak preview of 1st Koven artist album, how is the album coming along and what can we anticipate?
Yes, we are so excited to release our 1st album, I couldn’t even say what to anticipate mainly because all the tracks, or demo’s of the tracks, are so unique, I guess I could say anticipate something. Undoubtedly anticipate to really feel a bit sad at some points and then a lot happier. [Laughs] We are placing every single emotion into this album!
Lastly, what are some 2019 objectives for Koven?
At the moment we are just seriously pleased constructing our fan base with every single track we release, it is extremely fascinating. We want to preserve constructing and sooner or later place on our personal headline shows and preserve constructing from there, hopefully moving to larger venues each and every time. Oh, and of course the primary point for 2019 – release our 1st album.
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