Since catapulting himself into the world of Electronic music, Las Vegas based DJ and producer Cam Colston has played a huge role in the rise of Dance music in the North American city, thanks to his infectious productions and perfectly crafted DJ sets. We caught up with the multi-talented artist to find out a bit more about his musical journey.
Hey Cam! What was the song/artist/moment that made you get in to music?
I’ve always been a music junkie, searching for the newest sounds and introducing new music to my friends, but when deadmau5 released ‘Faxing Berlin’, I became inspired to dabble in production.
We know you love production, but was there a moment that you can pinpoint which made you want to make music?
I had already been making music for a few years at this point, but EDC 2015 was the defining moment when I knew for sure that there was nothing else I wanted to do with my life but play and make music. I was going through a few things at the time and I was at a fork in the road with deciding the direction my future would take. I had a moment of clarity during the Above & Beyond set, and I’ve been at it 100% ever since!
When did you discover your passion for DJing and producing?
Actually doing both activities made me realize my passion for them. DJing provides a thrill that I definitely don’t find anywhere else, and producing is one of the only things I can actually sit still and focus on for that amount of time without losing interest.
What was the first release that blew your socks off?
Oh man, I’m not totally sure I can pinpoint the first release that ever really shattered me, but Tiësto’s In Search of Sunrise remix of ‘Silence’ by Delerium stands out as such a huge record that pulled an emotional response out of me every time I heard it, as it still does today.
Was there an American artist you admired when you were younger?
Speaking strictly in terms of DJs, Erick Morillo showed his abilities in creating different styles of dance music, as well as bolstering the U.S club scene with his events.
Has there been a show/track which has changed your life and the course of your musical career?
It was 2015, I was standing in the crowd at EDC’s mainstage. Above & Beyond were playing ‘Peace of Mind’. As the lyrics were displayed on the screen, it just turned into such a magical moment, looking around, seeing everyone looking at their futures with such positivity. Truly a special moment that changed my life.
“If you’ve ever lost every part of yourself
If you’ve left your heart on a lonely avenue
It will be only a matter of time
Before your life comes through for you”
Finally, what do you think makes your work unique?
My tastes are all over the place, and it allows me to draw inspiration from a number of sources and combine them in interesting ways. I believe in the freedom of artistic expression and embrace it as much as I can with each track I work on.
Thanks! Give us one song that we should all check out?
I recently dropped a new house bootleg of Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’. Check it out on demodrop! https://demodrop.com/CamColston/this-is-america
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