Locals: GRDNT Interview

Who are you? How old are you?

Kyle, 26

What is your stage name?

My tracks and performances are part of a project called –
GRDNT (Read as Gradient)

How many months/ years have you been Djing / producing?

I have been djing for the past 8 years and producing for the past 4 years.

Why do you want to share your music?

My intention when producing music is to invite the listener into a journey of energies, sounds and movements. My tracks consist of a mixture of elements from techno and 90’s rave culture, where the main aim is to evoke various emotions in the listener.

Mention an artist that inspired you to become a DJ/producer?

 Apparat, Aphex Twin – these two great musicians have had a great impact on my works, given the sounds they come up with and their track composition and flow.

Is there a local artist that you look up to and love to see play at events?

I can’t point out anyone in particular, because I feel that techno is a genre that can be experimented within so many different ways. Therefore, I think each DJ / producer has to be appreciated in their way since everyone has their edge in the genre. I would love to see more new faces on the scene since I feel that everyone should get their spotlight.