Published on March 18th, 2011 | by Mark Doogan
FREE DOWNLOAD: Korch
Word on the street is that you lot need treating? Well you can consider yourself treated with a great interview and an EXCLUSIVE mix done especially for us by Danish up and comer, Korch. I come across this guy whilst he was dj’ing in a two piece called Stockholm Massacre last year. He has now embarked on a solo production project and his production skills are tightening up every day, along with great DJ sets to go with it. We at BlagSound predict big things for Korch, we find out what inspired him to make music, what his influences are and tells us a little bit about his home country‚Ä¶..ENJOY and show this guy some support Blaggers!
So tell us what got you into music, growing up who were your influences?
Well, I remember sitting on a plane when I was around five or six years old and watching Eric Clapton playing Layla ‚Äì unplugged version. That’s what made me sign up for guitar lessons when I got back from the vacation. When I started I was mostly into rock, metal and punk rock and I was in a punk rock/ska band for 4 years. I was very inspired by the pop punk/punk rock movement such as Blink 182, Greenday, Sum 41, Weezer, The Descendents etc. My musical taste has changed a lot over the years. I’ve practically listened to everything except R’N'B!
What made you want to be a DJ and producer?
I have always liked a challenge, so I guess I just wanted to try something different than writing punk rock music. I also enjoy the intensity with the crowd when playing. I always try to push it to the limit and challenge my crowd with different stuff than they usually hear. When dropping my own tunes I analyze the crowd’s reaction ‚Äì if its bad, I’ll change it and if it’s good, I’ll make it better.
Tell us about your production style, where is your sound heading?
I’m still fairly new with my production, so I’m still figuring out where exactly I wanna go, but as you will hear in my BlagSound mixtape and my own tracks I have a tendency to bang out with the hard stuff!
What you like to have achieved by the end of this year?
I’m hoping to take my career to the next level and get my stuff released. I can already tell that gigs are becoming more and more intense and I’m hoping for some really big ones during the summer. Also I have recently started some collaboration with another Danish producer called Rumle and this is going to be very exciting.
You’re from Denmark, tell us an interesting fact about it we may not know…..
Denmark has not externally put it self on the musical map, but what most people don’t know is that a lot of the songs played on the radio is actually written and produced by Danish producers such as Cutfather, Soulchock & Karlin. These guys are the brains behind the artists such as Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston, Sting, Usher, 2pac, Pixie Lott just to name a few. I believe that Denmark is very much musically underrated, but I’m hoping that will change soon enough.
You played on the Ministry of Sound World Tour back home in Denmark in December, how did that come about? How was it?
The Ministry of Sound world tour in Copenhagen was a milestone in my bookings, because it took my bookings to a new level. It was an amazing experience, because the crowd definitely was feeling the vibe and it was a big crowd!
Tell us about the exclusive mix you have done for us…..
The mix will give you an idea of what I’m all about – Hard basslines mixed with catchy riffs and beats. I like to build up my mixtapes and combine the less hard with something really hard to get a rise/fall ambience with the crowd so when the drop hits, people will freak.
Now go grab the mix and get your bassface on.
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