How are you taking charge of your music right now? Edem: Easy answer: by doing it every day.
Brett: “Taking charge” starts with taking care of ourselves. If we intend to “take charge” we are also smart enough to know that this takes effort and that effort requires strength: strength of mind, body and spirit. Beyond this, we don’t think in terms of leading our music, but rather in having the strength to journey wherever the music takes us.
How are you charging up for your next release?Edem: We always love our latest releases; as we journey, we are constantly improving our production techniques and continuing to surprise ourselves. So, every release is a cause for celebration. Our latest single “Yes” is out now at kindercrowdcontrol.bandcamp.com, FB, IG, Spotify etc. We know our management company, BsquaredMGMT, will be a big part of this. They’re fabulous.
Brett: We’re surrounding ourselves with other people who can help carry the torch. I look back at the history of a lot of great musicians and they’ve all surrounded themselves with others who possess strengths in other areas of business. We’re doing the same.
What is a big declaration you want to make known when it comes to your music?Edem: KinderCrowdControl is unique and original music. Be yourself, find your own voice. No preconceptions.
Brett: No declaration. We’re not looking to set the world on fire. Either you like what you hear or you don’t. Doesn’t matter to us. There are 8 billion other people on the planet so there are a lot of ears. We’re just happy delivering music to the people who like hearing our music.
Is there more of you as an artist that fans haven't seen yet?Edem: Sandra Ban and I are known Fine Artists. Music is part of our artistic selves. Check out http://voyagela.com/interview/check-edem-eleshs-story/ and https://www.sandraban.artBrett: There’s a lot that fans don’t see. You wouldn’t see Picaso working in his studio, or making a beer run down to the local mini mart. As Artists, we hope to cover many aspects of what we do and then share them with our fans. We try to give them more of what we think they’ll like.
What do you have lined up performance wise for your fans?Edem: Sandra Ban, our wordsmith (and celebrated Croatian artist) tasked us with creating a 7 part opus for a fine art performance she has planned for next year. I’ll leave her to expand on that when she’s ready, but right now she’s busy setting up her performance. We talked the other day, and she’s fine with us taking the helm on this interview. Sandra and I discussed concepts for Brett and my participation (besides the KCC music) in her performance, and we’re working on that with her. Can’t give away the surprise.
Brett: You’ll have to catch our performances online. With the internet it’s much more efficient for us to deliver content everywhere all at once.
Is there something that you could take it or leave it when it comes to the music industry?Edem: I really feel more people should download music they like and support the musicians who work hard to share their passion with the world. Spotify and Social Media in general are necessary evils. But, it’s today’s format for sharing music, so it is what it is.
Brett: For me it would have to be practice of “classifying” music into specific genres. This is a means of preprogramming the listener into liking and identifying with a specific piece of music. Is it “Rock”? Is it “Hip Hop”? Is it “Classical”? There are a thousand genres, and if your piece of music is characterized by a certain genre, could that eliminate 99.9% of the listeners from even listening? I understand the marketing needs for it, but I don’t like it.
Before you get into what you'll be making next, what is something that is the deal breaker for you on whether the project gets made?Edem: Easy- Brett and Sandra have to love it. We’re just released “Yes”, our latest single, which came out of that 7 part opus I mentioned above. We’re cherry picking the parts we feel could be stand-alone singles from the mix. Really fun.
Brett: We “make” a lot of projects. Whether or not we release them is another matter. Quite often, we end up dissecting sound bites from one project and creating a new one with those bites. Technology has allowed us to sample any sound, and sometimes it’s just a little bite that is all it takes to light the spark.
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