PREMIERE: Kronic’s Handstands & Hangovers Episode 7
With a series of hot electro house productions and remixes, Australia’s Kronic is a hotshot artist to watch out for. His bootleg of David Guetta & Showtek’s “Bad” was featured as part of #FreePlayFriday last month, and now he’s back with the latest edition of his Handstands & Hangovers podcast, premiering exclusively here at DJ Times. This episode is a near-hour’s worth of bounce bass, big room synths, and unabashed fun that’s sure to have you moving in your seat.
Catch our chat with the DJ/producer and stream the mix below. Go to DJKronic.com.au for more information.
Kronic: I grew up listening to other DJ mix tapes, like Rectangle, and so I went and bought my first turntables. Many years of touring later, I got into production as a way to get the ideas and melodies in my head out
DJ Times: Were there any artists or releases in particular that inspired your sound?
Kronic: There’s been so many artists and records along the way that have inspired me, but right now, my main inspirations are Diplo, Deorro and DJ Mustard. If Kanye West got those artists together and locked them in the studio for a months, that’s the sound I want to make.
DJ Times: What do you personally think defines your sound?
Kronic: The “Kronic sound” is all about the atmosphere. Whether I’m working on club records, hip hop joints or anything else, it absolutely needs to work everywhere – from tiny, packed clubs to radio to festival stages. If thousands of people can’t lose their mind to it, what’s the fucking point, right?
DJ Times: You produced Lil Jon’s song “Bend Ova.” How did the collaboration come about?
Kronic: I’d always been a Jon fan, first and foremost! We have a mutual friend in LA who introduced us and suggest we should work together, so Jon and I went back and forth on email working on a few records. I met up with Jon in Miami earlier this year and we finished up “Bend Ova.” That record just happens to be the very first project we worked on.