Behind the Beat: Lost Kings
There are times when you come across two incredibly nice and extremely talented people in this crazy industry. And when you do, you do not miss the opportunity to talk to them about music, producing and of course food (we all love to eat). So let’s see what the Lost Kings have to say about all of this.
OTB: Your EP is out! What can you tell us about it? The sound, tracks, what was it like to produce?
Lost Kings: It’s a great representation of us. Combination of feel good, fun, and upbeat. We have a big progressive track on there, as well as a kind of crossover dance/pop track featuring Katelyn Tarver. We had an amazing time working on the EP and I think that will translate in each song. We had a lot of fun.
OTB: You have put out some of my favorite remixes of 2015. How is the production process different for remixes vs. your EP?
Lost Kings: We were a lot more involved with the lyrics, so that added a different dynamic. We approached the records like we do the remixes, but we weren’t on a deadline. So we really took our time and made sure everything was perfect.
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OTB: There are a ton of young producers coming up in the scene right now. What advice would you give them based on what you know of the industry now?
Lost Kings: Put in the work and make things happen for yourself. You can’t depend on anyone when you’re starting up. When we first started we had 9 to 5’s so we would get together after dinner and work till 3 or 4 in the morning, then wake up and go to work and do it all over again. If you want it bad enough you will find the time to put in the work. Don’t make excuses.
OTB: Who were/are your biggest influences when it comes to music?
Lost Kings: We love so many different artists and styles, so our influences really come from all over the place. Calvin Harris is one person we really look up to because of the way he crossed over into Pop music but stayed respected in the Dance music scene.
OTB: Dream collaboration? Who would it be with and why?
Lost Kings: There’s a few people we would love to work with, The Weeknd, Years and Years, Jess Glynne, Twin Shadow. All of them are so unique and amazing.
OTB: So far what has been the highlight of 2015?
Lost Kings: Finally releasing Bad and seeing the reaction from people who have heard it.
OTB: What does the rest of the year look like? Can we expect a full length album from Lost Kings soon?
Lost Kings: Well, we have the EP out and then we have a ton of shows all over the country, which we are super fucking excited about. So be on the lookout because we will probably be in your city soon. We are definitely planning on an album. Maybe the same time next year.
OTB: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing instead?
Lost Kings: Can’t really imagine doing anything else to be honest.
OTB: OK, so where do you see yourselves in five years?
Lost Kings: At the Grammys.
OTB: Grammys, I like that! Now for the really tough questions: Favorite food?
Lost Kings (Rob): Depends on the day haha, but if you put Buffalo wings in front of me, I am going to eat them all.
OTB: What artists/tracks are you listening to right now?
Lost Kings: All the people we want to collab with, The Weeknd, Years and Years, Jess Glynne, Twin Shadow. Also Avicii has some great tracks on his new album, love the new foals album, also new cold war kids.
OTB: Favorite show you have played so far?
Lost Kings: We love playing NYC so really any time we play in New York. Also Crush Fest in San Bernadino was a lot of fun too.
Catch Lost Kings in a city near you:
November 14 – DePauw University – Newcastle, OK
November 25 – NAGA – Cambridge, MA
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