With Nova’s birthday bash just around the corner, we decided to chat to Kilopascal before the event to find out a little bit more about what he’s up to, what we can expect tomorrow night at Nova’s birthday and what’s in the pipeline for him as an artist and a promoter in 2018.
MyCityByNight: Thanks for chatting with Mr Koen. We have watched your hard work and dedication push you through the ranks, not only as a DJ but as a promoter too. Tell us about your DJ career? How did it start for you?
MCBN: You go by the name of Kilopascal – how did this name come about and has this been your only alias?
MCBN: You’re playing this Thursday at Bob’s District Six for Nova’s annual birthday bash, what can we expect from your set there?
MCBN: How would you define your current style of music to our audience?
MCBN: Top 3 tracks at the moment?
Camelphat – Cola (Sam Mkhize version) [Self release]
JAYMS – Addicted to you [Self release]
MCBN: Can we expect anything out of the ordinary from your set at Nova’s birthday this Thursday?
But every set is different to the last sure I have my favourites.New music in sets is key to keeping things fresh and out of the ordinary.
MCBN: What is in the pipeline for Kilopascal this year, from a DJ and Promoter front?
MCBN: Who are your favourite artists in Cape Town at the moment and why?
dwson – He is pushing boundaries both locally and internationally for the local deep house scene
RoomMush – He Is out of this world in terms of production and talent, making big waves abroad also
Pierre Johnson – Most humbled, down to earth man who expresses his love for music through his music production, whether it be in the crowd or on stage
CASTO – I’ve seen him come up the ranks as a DJ, he is now pushing his production like never before with his own sound and also local record label Mudpie
ANT – Extremely hard working through his production and his unique take on Tech house
Das Kapital – I’ve been following him since The Assembly days and man oh man it has been great following his journey and growth. His latest EP is out now with NL based producer Bart B More!
KayFaith – produces the most banging beats even produced for YOUNGSTA!
Last but not least.
Chad Lawrence – I’ve had the privilege of working alongside him for something being released later this year 😉
MCBN: What are your thoughts on the Cape Town scene, and why?
I think the Cape Town scene has changed a lot over the past couple years. From my clubbing days where the predominant music being played in clubs were “EDM” its now changed a lot to predominantly house and techno with clubs being dedicated to this style of music which has pushed the genres big time.I think that if we as promoters/DJs all support one another and not see each other as competition per say there will be a lot more fluency and variation in lineups seen in clubs.Nurturing producers such as the gents and lady mentioned above is also key for growth in the scene. There is a big divide between north and south in terms of music genres, id like to see this come together and experience the different musical cultures each suburb has to offer.