Mot and Krid Exclusive Interview Skip to main content

Mot and Krid Exclusive Interview



 

So Mot and Krid , where are you from and could you tell us a little about your upbringing?  

 

Hey Flyah Magazine. Thanks so much for having me. I really appreciate it. I was born in New York, grew up in Germany and then spent most of my life in Los Angeles. I recently relocated to Germany. I was always taught to work hard, finish school, get my diplomas and degrees and find a steady and safe job. I did none of that. At age 18 I dropped out of school and started working as a free lance drummer. I did go to a music school, to improve my skills as a musician. It worked for me and I have no regrets.

 

Being a electronica producer what are some of the main things you use to get a track started?  

 

I start most of my tracks on piano. Because of my background as a drummer I know what the beat/groove will be so that’s not always a priority getting started. It is also very helpful to have an idea of the melody or hook. My go to instruments to get basic arrangement going, are probably ReFX and Native Instruments. 

 

What was your first big placement?  Could you tell us how that opportunity felt and came about?  

 

For me, as an indie artist without a label, it is not so much about the one big placement but rather a steady approach to release music and remain heard and seen. Some of the highlights throughout the years have been, being playlisted on Spotify, KISSFM/UK, KISSFM/Germany, SiriusXM/BPM, having charted # 1 on Beatport, # 5 UK Music Charts and having been supported by DJ’s such as Andi Durrant, STONEBRIDGE, Judge Jules and JES. Plus network TV placements for Pretty Little Liars/ABC,

CSI NY/CBS and The Vampire Diaries/The CW.

 

 


So tell us about your latest project?

Exploding Heart was originally written for Valora, a hard rock band fronted by Syd Duran, who also co-wrote this tune. I played with Valora as musical director but we never released the song during that time. I loved Exploding Heart so much and decided to release it as a Mot & Krid single. I re-recorded lead vocal with my good friend and frequent collaborator, the always scintillating Canadian/Colombian singer Cindy Gomez (Dave Stewart, Ringo Starr, Interscope, indie artist) and added additional guitars with LA session player extraordinaire, Rick Zahariades. We are currently working on an animated music video for Exploding Heart, that will be released later this year on our YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/motandkrid

 

Pop music is so addicting, what advise would you give a new emerging artist that will help him or her have a successful song?

Most of it really comes down to luck and timing. Right pace, right time. Write music from the heart, tell a story, share your life experiences, be genuine, be yourself. Be an original. Everything else has already been done. Then make sure your song gets heard. Be ready if and when success comes your way. Have all your social media up and running and build a fan base.

Who are some of the notable people you have worked with in the past?  

I worked with 7 time Grammy winner Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band), Grammy winning producer Bob Margouleff (Stevie Wonder), Grammy nominated DJ/producer STONEBRIDGE, DJ/Producers Moto Blanco, Farius and remixed Katy Perry’s single, Waking Up In Vegas for Capitol Records.

 

If you could choose a person to do your next project with, who would it be?  

That’s always and interesting question. I tend to reach out and contact artists, I’d like to collaborate with. I just had the pleasure of working with Chris Pierce (singer/songwriter) and have a new single coming out May 20 with Redd Carter (Gabriels Rapture Movie, The Other Side). My door is always open.

Do you plan on touring anytime soon?  

Unfortunately, no. Because of pandemic I still don’t think it’s safe for me or people who would come to a show. We will see what life will be like in 2023.

 

Besides music, what are some of the things that bring you inspiration in life? 

I love nature, being outdoors, jogging with my 4 legged son, Max the Akita. Running takes my mind off everyday worries and it’s just Max, breathing and my thoughts. I check a lot of mixes and arrangements, I am working on whilst jogging. I find inspiration everywhere I look and go, happy or sad.

 

Any last remarks

Subscribe to www.youtube.com/motandkrid to watch the soon to be released video for Exploding Heart, music videos, vlog, shared adventures, free drum lessons, tutorials and so much more. Big thank you again to Flyah Magazine for this opportunity. I am thrilled to bits to speak to you and be part of the Flyah Magazine family. Stay healthy and happy everyone. Cheers.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Is Bitcoin a safe situation? Please be aware!

  With internet and online chat rooms mushrooming everywhere over the years, advance fee scam or 419 scam as it is called with name being derived from Nigerian Penal Code se ction that covers this crime, has claimed more  and more  victims of financial fraud.  Earlier  scammers demanded money but with the existence of  Cryptocurrency , scammers are preferring to demand that as  cryptocurrency  transactions are difficult to track.  Bitcoin  is most popular  cyrptocurrency .  With curiosity and craze surrounding  Bitcoin , today more scammers are luring victims by talking about  Bitcoin  trading after developing a rapport with them via friendly or romantic conversations.   The time that scammers spent then and now to chat with victims is an investment whose return would be victim losing money to scammer if he/she blindly believes what the scammer says.  They request s mall amount via money transfer. If they can arouse the compassion of a victim with a sob stor y, many times they also suc

Michelle Rose Exclusive Interview

  Q:  What's it like growing up in Mpls?   Does the city have interesting stories about Prince?     A:  I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it.  Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis.  I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows.     Prince put us on the map for music.  I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota.  I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories.  I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around

Planet Of Rhythm Exclusive interview

  GCoulda you tell us what it's like being from L.A.?   LA is a great city for music, like any other large city.   Of course the downsides are things like traffic etc. but it is a wonderful place to create music, to hear music and experience great performances. Could you name the members in Planet of Rhythm and the roles they play? Doug Hafford (me): songwriter, singer, guitar Greg Thomas: Producer Rhythm Guitar, Bass, backup vocals Chad McKinsey: Producer, Drums, Guitar, backup vocals Juliet Roberts: Lead and backup vocals (what a talent she is) Elliott Jason: Lead Guitars Jorge Orellana:  Bass, Sax    Who inspired you guys to make electric blues rock music; is it something you guys just have in common?   The music comes from our love of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s style rockers.   Of course much of that was inspired by earlier artists such as Robert Johnson, or Howlin’ Wolf etc.  We love the simplicity mixed with great musical performances, overdriven guitars and a strong driving bea