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Behind The Scene’s Of Kaz James’ ‘Trip The Light’

Kaz James opens up about the background production work for his track 'Trip The Light'.

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Kaz James has been delivering some stellar tunes over the last few years, but his new direction and second release on Saved Records is quite the track. ‘Trip The Light’ has been going down a treat on the scene with many DJs and plenty of fans and supporters delivering their support for the track. Now Kaz takes us Behind The Scenes of his latest hit, to get the inside knowledge of how exactly he came to produce the track.

The newest track from Kaz James has arrived with ‘Trip The Light’, a track which has been released on the brilliant Saved Records label. Can you tell us a little about how you came up with the idea? Where the inspiration came from?

I was writing music in my living room in London with my mate Nicky Van She. We were having a few drinks and came up with piano and strings which ended up being the musical breakdown for “Trip the light”. It was originally a lot more musical to begin with but when I started producing the record I stripped it back as I wanted it to feel more electronic.

And it’s a big rolling monster which really takes you on a journey through the inner realms of the track. Do you always enter the studio with a specific idea, or is it a matter of messing around with different sounds until something works?

I try and just move on from my last release. Take a bit of what was previously released and do something new and better. That way, my releases tell a story without moving too far away from my sound.

In terms of the production of the track, did you use any patterns or techniques such as starting with a specific layer for ‘Trip The Light’?

I wrote all the music first for the track then added all the electronic techno sounds later.

I also wanted to touch on the hardware and software element within the studio. Is there a piece of equipment which is your ‘go-to’ piece when working within the studio on a production? In turn, what did you use for the production of ‘Trip The Light’?

I have an amazing studio in London above the Shoreditch Grind which I also rent out commercially. So if I’m in town and working out of there I’m at home and have all my toys. But generally I’m travelling and writing on the road so its usually just me and my headphones 36,000 feet in the sky.. Or if I’m lucky enough ill have my little powered Yamahas with me which I can use in my hotel room.

‘Trip The Light’ is the second single to arrive on Saved Records following the release of ‘Arizona’, a huge track to come from Kaz James. What’s it like to work with Saved?

Nic Fanciulli is one of my best mates and his brother Mark does all the behind the scenes so it’s like working with family.

What would your one piece of advice be for an artist producing music with their own makeshift studio / starting out to produce?

It’s about putting in the hours and working with as many people as possible. You can never stop learning from people. Always be opened minded and try and create your own trends and sounds. When producing with other people I always find its best to let them do their thing first and note down any changes I want to make at the end. I feel you can really throw someone off their game if you keep stopping and starting them every two minutes with your thoughts and ideas.

And finally, what can fans expect to hear from Kaz James over the next few months? Tracks similar to that of ‘Trip The Light’?

I have a new record coming out called “Animal”  which I’m super excited about. Its definitely one of my favourite records that I have made.

For more information on Kaz James:
https://www.facebook.com/kazjames/
https://twitter.com/kazjames
https://soundcloud.com/kazjames

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Trip The Light.

Kaz James has been delivering some stellar tunes over the last few years, but his new direction and second release on Saved Records is quite the track. ‘Trip The Light’ has been going down a treat on the scene with many DJs and plenty of fans and supporters delivering their support for the track. Now Kaz takes us Behind The Scenes of his latest hit, to get the inside knowledge of how exactly he came to produce the track.

The newest track from Kaz James has arrived with ‘Trip The Light’, a track which has been released on the brilliant Saved Records label. Can you tell us a little about how you came up with the idea? Where the inspiration came from?

I was writing music in my living room in London with my mate Nicky Van She. We were having a few drinks and came up with piano and strings which ended up being the musical breakdown for “Trip the light”. It was originally a lot more musical to begin with but when I started producing the record I stripped it back as I wanted it to feel more electronic.

And it’s a big rolling monster which really takes you on a journey through the inner realms of the track. Do you always enter the studio with a specific idea, or is it a matter of messing around with different sounds until something works?

Trip The Light.

I try and just move on from my last release. Take a bit of what was previously released and do something new and better. That way, my releases tell a story without moving too far away from my sound.

In terms of the production of the track, did you use any patterns or techniques such as starting with a specific layer for ‘Trip The Light’?

I wrote all the music first for the track then added all the electronic techno sounds later.

 

I also wanted to touch on the hardware and software element within the studio. Is there a piece of equipment which is your ‘go-to’ piece when working within the studio on a production? In turn, what did you use for the production of ‘Trip The Light’?

I have an amazing studio in London above the Shoreditch Grind which I also rent out commercially. So if I’m in town and working out of there I’m at home and have all my toys. But generally I’m travelling and writing on the road so its usually just me and my headphones 36,000 feet in the sky.. Or if I’m lucky enough ill have my little powered Yamahas with me which I can use in my hotel room.

‘Trip The Light’ is the second single to arrive on Saved Records following the release of ‘Arizona’, a huge track to come from Kaz James. What’s it like to work with Saved?

Trip The Light.

Nic Fanciulli is one of my best mates and his brother Mark does all the behind the scenes so it’s like working with family.

What would your one piece of advice be for an artist producing music with their own makeshift studio / starting out to produce?

It’s about putting in the hours and working with as many people as possible. You can never stop learning from people. Always be opened minded and try and create your own trends and sounds. When producing with other people I always find its best to let them do their thing first and note down any changes I want to make at the end. I feel you can really throw someone off their game if you keep stopping and starting them every two minutes with your thoughts and ideas.

And finally, what can fans expect to hear from Kaz James over the next few months? Tracks similar to that of ‘Trip The Light’?

I have a new record coming out called “Animal”  which I’m super excited about. Its definitely one of my favourite records that I have made.

For more information on Kaz James:
https://www.facebook.com/kazjames/
https://twitter.com/kazjames
https://soundcloud.com/kazjames

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