2022 Opener on KitchenSync Records by Label Boss Adam Rahman
Hi Adam, congratulations on your release of such a brilliant EP on KitchenSync Records. Thank you for taking your time out to answer few questions pertaining to your EP and thank you for an opportunity to premiere.
What is the inspiration behind this EP? How did you come up with the name?
I have always liked raw loopy deep techno. I love soothing pads and those mind-bending sounds that tend to play with your mind more than your body. The idea of making your mind dance is my inspiration. One always struggles when they find themselves doing something different than what is considered the norm. Plus add to that the last two years for this industry...........it’s been a STRUGGLE.
How did you overcome challenges to this EP? If there were any.
I wouldn't say there were any major challenges. Sometimes you sit and work and things start to fall into place, which was great for me. I would say the only challenge as such was when to say 'ok this is done'. I did have a first draft to the EP which was a lot less intense than it is now. I was almost going to finalize it but then after a month of listening to it I thought maybe it needs a little more work.
How did you decide on artists who would remix? And what do you think of the end result?
Well I have been following Andy for a while now and love his work. I decided to hit him up and ask him, even though we had never spoken before. To be honest I wasn't sure what he would say. When I got his response I was super excited. The end result is as I expected - a beauty.
As corny as it sounds - music brings people together.
An instrument or device that has been monumental in this EP? And why?
Nothing specifically monumental, but a lot of re-recording of sounds and slicing them up and using the best parts with the appropriate effects - that was key in this EP. The number of sounds I could use & where to use them was crucial and took time. I love the idea of using a lot of floating sounds with sweet sounding pads and it will be something I continue to practice in my next releases. I am working on getting this right. With every EP you learn something new.
A release on KSR, how is the impact of it going to be on your career?
KitchenSync Records is a venture I am involved with, along with a few friends. We started this to release music that we love and also like to play. So for me, there will always be one record a year with them. Sometimes it's about passion. The idea is both label and I hopefully grow together with this.