This week on the Journal we sat down with the up and coming LA based producer Mr Kristopher. We talked about his recently released EP, Influences in electronic music and his preferred studio setup at home and on the road.
For those who don’t know you, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
“A lot of people don’t know this but I was originally born in Missouri, I have two moms, & I used to have pet chickens.”
Tell us a about the process of creating the third instalment of “Brooklyn Trilogy“, and where did you get the idea for the name “Brooklyn Trilogy”?
“The process of creating my third EP was to generate a roller-coaster of emotion by making records with different BPM’s & genres.”
“The ‘Brooklyn’ part of the name came about because I was living in Brooklyn doing a studio hibernation where I was producing music from anywhere from 8-15hrs a day. I had 12 really dope songs and thought about doing an album, but realized my fans want content quicker. Therefore we broke it up into 3 parts (hence trilogy) which was also a win for our team because that gave us a longer promo game plan for 3 projects instead of just one.”
As a producer, what do you think are some of the most important factors for getting your music heard?
“Patience & loving your music!”
“Patience – Because I’ve released records before and then a year or two later they pop up on XM radio. Sometimes it takes a while for songs to travel organically.”
“Love your music – Because I’ve gotten opportunities from people who don’t like my music, but because of the genuine passion behind my music a lot of doors have been unlocked.”
What about your typical studio setup? Do you prefer a more minimal setup or lots of gear?
“At this moment due to travel, minimal. It consists of a Laptop, speakers, electric guitar, keyboard, and microphone. I prefer a crazy set up with synths, keyboards and several guitars.”
Which artists in your scene do you take most inspiration from?
“Gesaffelstein & Boys Noize.”
Have you got any special plans lined up for the rest of 2018 you can let us know about?
“I don’t like talking about things before they happen. My mom used to tell me “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” All I can say is for 2018… We have a tonne of eggs about to hatch. 🐣”