Today's track premiere combines the sonic strengths of not one, not two, not three, but FOUR talented artists. Accordingly, the final product is a healthy dose of summertime sunshine delivered in the form of a bass-heavy foundation by Manila Kills & AObeats, uplifting lyrics courtesy of Shaylen, and last but not least, a vibrant nu-disco touch by Kid Froopy.
Kid Froopy initially hit our radar in late 2016 with "bb (four missed texts)," his first official single released on electronic staple Moving Castle. Since then, the track surpassed one million online streams and attracted much-deserved praise from several prominent music platforms. Most notably, it caught the eye of dance heavyweights Zeds Dead, who enlisted Kid Froopy's production skills for their single, "Frontlines," and also signed his upcoming Drive Slow EP to their label, Deadbeats. Apart from his solo project, Kid Froopy was called on to produce two songs on rising pop act Terror Jr.'s forthcoming album, Bop City 2: TerroRising. Listen for Kid Froopy's flair on "Do Or Die" and "Smoke" when the highly-anticipated album is unveiled this Friday, June 16.
With all this momentum already in motion, Kid Froopy took on the task of breathing new life into fellow Moving Castle artists Manila Killa and AObeats' "I'm Ok," released late April via Big Beat Records. While the original contains all build ups, drops, and breaks required for a solid future bass record, Kid Froopy's rendition incorporates glimmering synths and groovy beats that ease the transition into a more cheerful, disco-infused pop sphere. AObeats and Manila Killa added,
“We’ve always loved Kid Froopy’s 'future disco' style which is why we asked him to do a remix, and he definitely did not disappoint. He brought new life to the song and prepared it for this very hot summer we’re about to endure. We hope you like it as much as we do!"
Listen to your exclusive stream of the new remix, plus get to know more about Kid Froopy in our Q&A below.
How did you come up with the name Kid Froopy?
froopy is fruity + loops. fl was the first software i started making music with. but i use ableton now lol.
How'd you link up w/ Manila Killa, AOBeats & Shaylen for this remix? What was the creative process like and how does that differ from producing your originals?
moving castle reached out and i was super down. loved the original. with remixes, you often have a lot of source material to work with. all that stuff forces creative limitations that i find helpful. starting from scratch is much harder for me. i'm usually just staring at my computer and rubbing my temples trying to figure out what to do.
What was it like working on Terror Jr.'s upcoming album?
i’d rather let them speak on that if they want, so i’m gonna respectfully dodge this question haha. but it was amazing :)
Is there a particular theme/sound for your upcoming Drive Slow EP?
it's hard for me to say. i really tried to make something that exists in its own timezone. i'm sure it was inspired by a bunch of different things, but i'm so wrapped up in it that i can't really see it objectively anymore. hopefully it just sounds like me.
What can we people expect at your upcoming performances?
the performances will be loud/fun/dumb. i'm working on a lot of new music right now, and i want to play as many originals and edits as possible.
What's next for Kid Froopy & what's your ultimate goal as an artist?
i just want to keep making music that i like. i have stuff planned for this year and blah blah blah. but being proud of the things i make is the most important thing. god bless.
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