While we ready ourselves for a much bigger and better Grietfest this year, we were lucky enough to catch up with headlining artist, Lektrique to chat a little bit more about the inspiration behind his music and some of what we can expect from him during this year’s event.
MCBN: What inspires you musically? We have been taken on a rollercoaster with some of your past work. How do you do it?
I draw inspiration from a lot of things. Movies, artists I like, pictures… I create a story in my head for each song, so I know what the song is about and I can add elements that fit its universe.
MCBN: If it could be anyone, who would you most like to work with in the future?
A few of my all time heros are Noisia, Kill The Noise, Feed Me/ Spor…
MCBN: What do you think about the South African electronic music scene? Is this your first time in SA? What can we expect when you play at Grietfest this year?
I don’t know it well enough. I love Haezer, so to me, he is the South African scene. You can expect absolute mayhem, we’re going to rage hard into the night!
MCBN: Who else do you admire within the industry, and who are some young up and coming producers and DJs that we can look out for?
I love and admire Black Tiger Sex Machine,just the 3 of them started Kannibalen and grew it into the madness it is today. There’s a lot of upcoming producers I like. I usually invite them all to do a guest mix on our Kannibalen Radio podcast.
MCBN: If you were to go deaf in the next few months, how would you pay the rent?
There would be no more rent to pay probably… but I might just focus on skateboarding then.
MCBN: Do the Kardashians belong on TV? If you could create your perfect reality TV show, what would it be?
I dont find reality TV interesting, so I definitely dont get why anyone would watch the Kardashians… perfect reality TV would probably be about a touring artist partying hard & making killer tunes.
MCBN: Would you mind giving us a quick run down of your most recent party antics – any crazy stories we should know about?
Well… last night apashe, Krimer, Phaseone and I got super fakt, took a Uber to the top of the Mount Royal and danced on top of a detuned piano while getting even more trashed.
MCBN: Omg, wow, that sounds EPIC! What are your top three tracks at the moment?
Noisia – Collider
Soltan – Jadu
Eptic x Habstrakt – Lazor 3000
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