Kronology stops by to talk about their role on the upcoming 15 Years of Technique album and we quickly see why they are the hottest up and coming producers in the game today.
How did the two of you meet and start producing?
We originally met through mutual friends in 2010 and began throwing bass music shows in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles where were both from. We realized we had a shared interest in production, so it made sense to collab. we found that we worked well together and had a similar vision of what we wanted to do with dnb, so we kept at it and the rest is history!
Can you tell us a little about winning the Insomniac’s Discovery Project?
In 2012 we entered Insomniac’s Discovery Project, a then-new contest to discover new electronic music producers and Djs. Along with 3 other acts, we won an Eva Simons remix contest, which earned us an official release on Interscope Records and a gig at the Nocturnal festival. It was a defining moment for us and our first major success as an act. It really gave us the confidence to push forward with what we were doing. It was also a thrill to be one of the only dnb acts to ever win.
The two of you went from a duo Slogun & iOh to a combined moniker Kronology. How did that come about and is there any meaning behind the new name?
It just felt like a smart decision, since our solo names were always hard for lots of people to say, spell and remember. Also the idea of having a unified concept was appealing since we could now have an opportunity to incorporate imagery and a concept knot our name. A chronology is a collection or study of eras in time, so Kronology symbolizes a new era for us as an act. The theme of time is something that we’ll be using a lot in the future.
You sighted Drumsound & Basline Smith as early influences. How did you link up with Technique Recordings?
We did a remix early-on in our career for Erb n Dub, who’s now on Technique as well. We thought it would be worth a shot to send him our tunes in hopes of him getting them in the hands of the label. He was kind enough to pass them on to Bassline Smith who reached out to us and that’s how it all got started. We owe you one Erb!
It looks as if things have things come full circle For you two! Can you tell us about your first track, Razor Sharp, which is on the upcoming “15 Years of Technique” album?
”Razor Sharp” was a fun tune for us to make. We wanted to make a straight-ahead stomper that would pick up the energy when dropped on a crowd and were really happy with how it turned out. We spent a lot of time building up a new arsenal of sounds and this was one of the first tunes that we’ve showcased them in.
Late last year you mentioned putting in work on an EP for Technique Recordings. How is that coming along?
We just wrapped up our debut EP for Technique, it’s coming out March 29th. It’ll be a very diverse ep with something for all kinds of drum & bass fans, while keeping our signature upfront sound!
As breakthrough talent, what advice could you give to aspiring producers?
Work hard, know the music and develop your sound! DnB is one of the most difficult genres to make, but if you’re dedicated then you will get there. Spend as much time as you can listening to your favorite tunes and studying how they’re built. Then build up your sounds and make sure you’ve got a good understanding of music theory. From there on out it’s just lots of practice, but it will be worth it in the long run!
Are there any plans for a tour or do you have any upcoming gigs?
Were headlining Respect Thursdays in Los Angeles February 26th. We’ve got some more big gigs in the works which we will be announcing after our debut at Respect.
Thank you for speaking with us guys. Do you have any final words for anyone out there?
First we gotta give a shoutout to Drumsound & Bassline Smith along with the entire Technique fam! Also of course huge shoutouts to our own Splat Media crew here in LA, along with Insomniac Events, the Bass Dynasty crew, Xcellerated, and all the promoters who have given us a shot over the years. Lastly a huge shoutout to all our friends, family and loved ones for supporting us!