[ARTIST SPOTLIGHT] Kill Them With Colour
Hot off the heels of his latest single “Coastal” featuring singer-songwriter Lilianna Wilde, Juno Award nominated producer and DJ, Kill The With Colour (KTWC) is thrilled with the release of his new EP of the same title. A guaranteed soundtrack to summer, the 5-track EP features upbeat tempos and a futuristic beats that stay true to KTWC’s signature free-form EDM musical sound. KTWC has garnered a large fanbase for his remixes of popular songs earning a combined 30 million views and listens on Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud. Then in 2017, he was approached by Canadian artist Kapri to produce her single "Deeper" which subsequently went #1 on Spotify, later earning a 2018 Juno Award nomination for "Dance Recording Of The Year". The two recently performed together at Pride Toronto 2018 at Yonge-Dundas Square on June 24, with KTWC working as her backing DJ. Their performance was followed by the headliner Brandy. KTWC is currently gearing up for a performance in Toronto on July 27 at Harlem Underground and later headed to New York City on August 3rd for a performance with Felix Cartal at Output.
Throughout his career, KTWC has played alongside some of the most respected artists such as Adventure Club, Diplo, Cashmere Cat, Rudimental, Saymyname, Keys & Krates and many more. He’s also received praise from notable artists including DJs including Pete Tong, The Chainsmokers, and Chase & Status. With the undeniable talent and supporters behind him, KTWC is a part of the long list of local DJs helping push Canada’s EDM scene to the forefront of music.
Well, West Coast EDM had the opportunity to chat with the legend himself. Check out the exclusive interview below!
West Coast EDM: Let’s talk about this new EP and how it came together. What was your initial vision for this EP and how did the end result differ from what you envisioned?
KTWC: I wanted to create something you could vibe with at a party in the tropics, on a beach or in the jungle. I had all these beats that I'd been creating in that style so I started searching for vocalists who could really take them to the next level. That’s how Coastal came to be. I'm really happy with the final product and all the support its been getting.
West Coast EDM: Outside of the collabs themselves, who are some of the artists that inspired your style in this EP?
KTWC: Definitely Deep Forest, Calvin Harris, and Disclosure.
West Coast EDM: Other than a good relationship and talent, what factors go into who you choose to collaborate with?
KTWC: A lot of the time and distance. The ability to vibe out and create together at any point is a big factor for me, so proximity plays a part as well.
West Coast EDM: There’s always a favorite - for you, it sounds like “Sriracha”. How did you describe your vision to Rahn that ultimately resulted in a final version just a week later?
KTWC: For real! All I said was I was looking for something with summer vibes and Rahn Harper honestly nailed it. I was blown away especially at how quick it was.
West Coast EDM: What are some pro tips you’ve picked up from the other artists you’ve worked with along the way?
KWTC: "I think being confident in releasing music that may not necessarily follow current trends or genres. That’s how you come to stand out."
West Coast EDM: What festivals have you not yet checked off your bucket list?
KTWC: Bonnaroo, Burning Man, and Tomorrowland.
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There you have it, folks. Be sure to follow Kill Them With Colour on all his socials as he's only getting started.
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