Kill The Buzz – How he’s taken 2017 by storm
Written by EDM Authority on 3rd August 2017
KILL THE BUZZ – HOW HE’S TAKEN 2017 BY STORM
Kill the Buzz began producing in 2012, producing a big-room sound with a cutting edge drop that would prove to be incredibly popular among DJ’s and EDM fans.
The Dutch DJ and Producer soon hit the EDM Charts with “Party Hard” released on Hardwell’s label Revealed Recordings. The Track was premiered during Hardwell’s Tomorrowland show 2012 and got major attention in the dance scene.
Kill the Buzz has since received support from the likes of Quintino, David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Sander van Doorn, Swanky Tunes and a whole load more.
Kill the Buzz’s latest track ‘B.A.S.E’ with Maddix has clocked 80,000 views on Youtube alone since it’s release in April.
Check out our conversation with Kill the Buzz below.
Hey Adithya, how are you doing? What have you been up to recently?
Hello Guys, I’m doing fine thank you. I have been touring around the world from Asia to South America and back to Europe recently. Besides Touring, I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the studio and there are a lot of new tracks coming up!
So far 2017 has been a huge year for you. What’s been the highlight so far?
It really has. I think the highlight of this year has been the Go Hardwell or Go Home show Poland but even more so the Andes Special show in Chile. The energy over there was insane. I had the opportunity to play a lot of unreleased tracks but to experience Chile again after a couple of years was a blessing.
What have you got planned for your year ahead, and is there anywhere we can be expecting to see you play at in the UK anytime soon?
I recently played alongside Hardwell in Manchester at the Victoria Warehouse. That show was sick. I hope that I will be a part of Creamfields again this year but let’s wait and see.
And of course, earlier this year your track ‘Break The House Down’ received a huge edit from Hardwell, and you’re signed to his label. How do you think this has affected your career over the past few months?
I think it has affected my career in a positive way. There has been a lot of attention to the record and it has put me out there since the beginning of the year. I had been a bit less productive on releases in 2016 but it was most definitely a good way to start 2017.
So run us through your process behind making B.A.S.E. What was the inspiration?
Maddix, and I have been talking about a collaboration for a while now. He sent over this cool idea with an euphoric melody in the break and together we decided that this should be the track which we could collaborate on. I have been playing a version of this track since Amsterdam Dance Event in 2016 during Hardwell presents Revealed but I didn’t feel it had the energy it needed.
Maddix & I spend a lot of sessions in the studio to fine tune the drop melody and I’ve spend a great deal in editing the melodic breakdown to get the sound with a good bit of energy.
The melody of the break was mostly Maddix’s idea and together we created the energetic melody in the drop.
Do you have any pre-show rituals or weird traditions that you follow during shows?
Besides drinking a shot before going on stage there aren’t really any rituals. I always take a peek at the stage at least 30 minutes before I go on and between that and going on stage. Just relax and have fun with everyone who’s there in the green room.
Since you started producing in 2012, you have worked on a lot of tracks. But what has been your favourite track to work on so far?
So far I had a lot of fun working on B.A.S.E. with Maddix, but besides working on B.A.S.E. I’ve also been working on a new collaboration together with Hardwell which I am really proud of!
Kill the Buzz Supporting Hardwell on tour
Talking about Hardwell who you recently supported on tour. You’ve been travelling around the world playing different clubs and festivals. Do you enjoy travelling? What’s been the best moment?
I enjoy traveling a lot and supporting Hardwell is like the cherry on a cake. We’ve been friends for over a decade so touring together is the best extension of our friendship.
The best moment has to be my first world show in Belgium Antwerp during my first I Am Hardwell show and of course The Biggest Guestlist in India.
So when you’re not making music or performing, what do you usually listen to? Do you have a favorite playlist or artist that you listen to?
I like to listen to a lot of pop music and 90’s R&B / urban music. If there is one artist that I put on repeat a lot it’s Flume.
And it was a few years after you started producing that you got into DJ’ing. What got you into making music? Do you have any inspirations?
I have been playing instruments since I was 8 years old. I started with the recorder flute and ended up playing piano, trumpet, percussion & drums.
My inspiration comes from acts like Daft Punk but also Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and artists like Alicia Keys and John Legend but also bands like TOTO, Earth Wind & Fire and of course legends like Michael Jackson. Music has been a big part of my life and for as long as I can remember I’ve always been playing music. Becoming a DJ and music producer & writing music is the best job in the world for me.
So fashion is something people don’t usually relate to EDM, more just leather jackets and all black clothes. Your style is quite different to the stereotype. How do you pick out outfits, does your day-to-day outfit vary to gig outfits?
My day to day outfit consists out of trainers and hoodies. But I like fashion a lot. I used to work in clothing stores and was always interested in new trends concerning fashion.
When I go on stage I like to wear something that I feel comfortable in.
When I go shopping I always try to find something unique and mix it with something that is quite common. I really like the shop DressNoCode which have become friends over the years. They have great style and taste when it comes to fashion.
Check out Kill The Buzz’s latest track with Maddix below:
Plus, grab your tickets for Creamfields Here. (just in case Kill The Buzz is performing)