By Alex Cristian – October 26, 2021 122 0
Then I record everything. I like software because it takes up less space, and when I’m mixing and mastering I’m usually turning knobs and moving faders, which is an action that’s not big enough for me to need physical gear. It’s a reference to my brother and I, and the music we’d listen to growing up together. Inspiration usually hits me when I’m off doing something else, like hiking. Maybe he travels out of his own curiosity, or maybe he’s looking for answers to help solve a problem back home. My parents taught it to me at a young age, and so I grew up “speaking” it. I think it’s a universal language worth exploring, and a unique method to communicate ideas, emotions, and stories. When playing, I prefer the physical (gear and instruments). I also hope to start touring soon. What kind of sounds can we find in this release? Mountains. We were intrigued and chatted with Didi + Ping about his musical influences and his latest release:
How did Kristian become Didi + Ping? I picture a nomad crossing an unknown land. And so, most explorers are trailblazers to the rest of us… pathfinders. What’s the story behind the creation of Pathfinder + Solitude? Throughout his whole life, he has been driven by two powerful forces: music and his natural surroundings. I get cabin fever when I spend too much time in the studio, so I try to avoid it as much as I can. You live surrounded by nature in Canada, which are your favorite spots to go and free your mind? I want to play a massive show at an outdoor music festival, with a live orchestra! I grew up playing instruments, so I can’t give that up. Your music career is professionalizing incredibly quick. I grew up surrounded by nature, and sometimes I feel disconnected from it in today’s world. What can we expect from Didi + Ping in the near future? Do they complement each other? Why are they so important to you? I want to have a direct connection with the music I’m creating, whether that’s finger drumming on my MPC, hitting my drums and bongos, or playing my piano. Music even makes me feel connected to my ancestors. I love them all! Each production is infused with lilting melodies, emotional chords and mesmerizing instruments, giving each of his tracks the perfect portion of his essence as an artist. And finally, I mix and master in my studio. I conceptualize my music first, which is in my head. What do you dream about achieving in the Music Industry? Do you prefer working with physical gear or software? Then I compose the piece on my piano. I created this EP to celebrate exploration in its purest sense! Take me to the top of one and I’m bliss incarnate. Canadian Deep House/Melodic House DJ/Producer Didi+ Ping, named an “Artist You Need To Hear” by DJ Mag, has released his action-packed two track EP Pathfinder + Solitude. Follow us on socials Music is important to me because it’s the language I find the most beautiful. Freedom, because the unknown has no restrictions, and solitude, because most people fear and avoid the unknown. And some exciting videos that share my love of nature. The way I feel when I play the piano or hear a song can’t be replicated with any other artform, and I’m trying to share that feeling. Violins, horns, choirs, mallets, piano… experimental sounds as well. See also Destruction System talks about his musical influences and future plans | EDM NATIONS Interview !More music. What do you picture in your mind when you listen to this EP? I’m reconnecting! Absolutely… Music is as much a discovery as it is an invention, as secretive and abstract as nature is. But, when I’m playing music, the physical stuff feeds my soul. The curiosity to explore the outside world brings freedom and solitude. Can you tell us about your creative process? See also Yves Larock & Steff Da Campo are chatting with EDM Nations about “Rise Up” and future plans !When mixing and mastering, I prefer software. Music and nature are 2 essential topics in your life. Where is he going?