Meet Kelvin, 25 years old from Brisbane, Australia.
“Wildlands is a festival happening here in Brisbane in December that I'm going to. I wanted to create a playlist to listen to, so that way I could get familiar with the artists on the lineup who I don't know or don't regularly listen to.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
I'm gonna cheat and say two songs, but they are both for the same reason. It would have to be Love Can Be So Hard by Disclosure and All The Time by Onra as they are the perfect blend of electronic and 80s pop. I grew up listening to a heap of 80s thanks to my parents' radio channel choices, which influenced my taste in music from a very early age. For almost all of my childhood and adolescence, my favorite songs hailed from the 80s, but as I've gotten older I have fallen in love with electronic music of all varieties. I also love a great remix, so I think these tracks sum up my appreciation for the music that has come before and my ever growing love for electronic/house/techno music - a blend of my past and my future.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Music, hands down. I don't find myself focusing in on the lyrics of songs that regularly, and since I'm a massive electronic fan a lot of the songs I listen to don't have vocals. To be interested in a song I need to be able to listen to it in a variety of different contexts - studying, walking, working, dancing, relaxing - so how the song sounds is what makes that possible for me. I often love when a song uses lyrics or vocals for musical effect rather than comprehension (shoutout Letherette!).
Favorite artist? Top 5?
Not in any particular order - Disclosure, Daniel Avery, Kaytranada, Frank Ocean, Mr Carmack.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
Kaytranada. I think he is one of the best DJs ever and would love to pick his brain about how he crafts the perfect set.
Last festival: Let Them Eat Cake. Last gig: Skin On Skin. I'm in a pretty heavy techno phase at the moment.