Interview with Keyboard Kid

Self-proclaimed “kawaiistep” artist Keyboard Kid started producing in 2011 and released music under a different name until changing it in early 2014. The French producer has since released two great singles, “Spread the Colors” and “The Awakening Of Legends.”

You can keep up with his music via his Facebook, Soundcloud, and Twitter!

What is your driving force behind producing EDM music?

I’m not only producing EDM. I’m working on different styles, like Trap, Chill, Funk etc… I’m inspiring myself with all types of electronic music to create something original, that’s not usual. What’s inspiring me to make music is the fact that I’m free, that I do not have any limits nor rules. For me, it’s the best way I have to express who I really am.

What does your family think about your producing?

My family is very supportive and they’ve always been there to share their opinion. It’s a bit because of them that I am where I am now.

If you would wake up as a donut, would you consider eating yourself?

I would become a cannibal.

What do you like in EDM?

I like the melodies, the chords. That’s what awakens imagination and creativity. Beyond the words, music has the advantage of being emotionally direct.

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The link that it creates between the music and the artist. It’s always exciting to have a new track to work on. It’s kind of the same relationship that a kid might have with his new toy.

Do you have any producers you look up to?

Favright and Mord Fustang. I’ve always followed their work and they inspire me a lot.

Would you be interested in doing a livemix?

Definitely. I’ve already received livemix offers, and I really plan on doing one soon.

Which style of video would you use for your music?

It would be similar to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s “PONPONPON” clip. It would be happy and full of colors and dancing and joy.

Any producers you would want to collaborate with in the future?

One more time– Favright. He’s an ingenious and innovative artist whom I would have the most fun with.

What would be your answer to the claim that EDM is not music?

“Stop the music and go home.”

Event Highlights!

There are some great Halloween themed events coming up hosted by some awesome community members. We also have some special events coming up!

Special Events

Thursday 10am PDT/3pm GMT -2 will be hosting the first official plug.dj battle! Two Minecraft streamers will be taking turns playing songs to see who can get the most Woots/Grabs during the hour long DJ showdown. Come check out this all new series in https://plug.dj/battle.

Junte-se a nós para esta batalha de DJs. Nofaxu e RedstoneBR irão competir para ver quem sairá vitorioso! O evento acontecerá em https://plug.dj/battle às 3 da tarde (horário de Brasília)

Battle_RBR_Nof_2_smFriday at 11AM PDT Trap City will be hosting their 1 million subscribers party with some pretty great acts jumping in to celebrate. Come join their party in https://plug.dj/trapcity.
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Community Hosted Events

 

This community is taking a spooky shift to play some Halloween themed shorts in https://plug.dj/halloweentown. Come hangout starting at 3am PDT on Friday!

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Friends Feature!

Today we are very excited to announce the return of the one of your most-requested features: Friends!

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This feature will allow you to add other people you love to hangout with as Friends on plug.dj, see which communities they are in while they’re online, and access their profile under the new Friends tab.

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You can view Friends at any time in the Friend panel at the bottom right of your screen (the same place you are able to access the Avatar Shop). See where your Friends are and visit them by clicking the name of the community next to their name!

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Manage your Friend Requests, check out what Level your friends are, and easily check out their Profiles with one click.

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You can Add Friends by clicking on their Avatar or name in the chat in any community. Click the Add Friend button and your request will be sent!

To accept friend requests please click your Friend panel at the bottom right of your screen (the same place you access the Avatar Shop). Click Friends and then Friend Requests.

Please note we currently have set a 250 Friend cap limit. As we improve the Friend system, we will be increasing that cap over time.

The new Friends system is an even better way to connect with your favorite people on the site and will become available later today!

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Q&A with JiKay from All Trap Music

JiKay is the mastermind behind All Trap Music, a great Youtube channel focused on sharing the latest and greatest Trap music. We had a chance to sit down and chat with JiKay about the channel and how he got started. Be sure to check out the official plug.dj All Trap Music community and hear a sneak peek of All Trap Music Vol. 3 on Thursday, October 9th at 1pm PDT! 
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1. Who are you and where are you from?

I’m a guy who loves music called JiKay and i’m originally from Nottingham in the UK

2. What was your first introduction to music?

My Dad played guitars in bands whilst I was growing up so i’ve always been around music.

3. When did you decide to become a DJ and why?

You know that feeling when you hear some amazing new music and you just wanna show all your friends? That, basically.

4. What initially got you interested in Trap?

I first heard the new wave of trap when Kito dropped the Flosstradamus remix of Major Lazer – Original Don at a show we played together in Leeds. So yeah, shout out Kito for putting me on!

5. At what point did you decide to turn your passion into a successful channel?

In the beginning All Trap Music was just a way to share some dope music with other DJs and fans, I never thought it would be successful. I started taking things really seriously when we started planning our first album.

6. How do you go about curating songs for All Trap Music?

At this point I get sent a lot of stuff direct from artists and labels but i’m always looking for new music online. Soundcloud is obviously the hub for most of this discovery.

7. What’s been one of your favorite moments so far on this ride?

Spending time in america and throwing parties out there. I’d never been to the states before, first trip was to Miami music week and i’ve been back every few months since.

8. What’s the most difficult part of running your business?

Handling the sheer amount of demo submissions that come through on a daily basis. It’s impossible to listen to everything.

9.What is some advice you would give to someone who wants to build a successful music channel and brand?

Just start one, be consistent, always keep it about finding new exciting music and network as much as fucking possible.

10. What’s next for All Trap Music and JiKay?

All Trap Music Volume 3, our third album is out October 12th. Cop that! Also we’ve got loads of very dope music on it’s way from my label Hot Damn, keep an eye out for those releases.

 

Event Highlight

Community events are a great way to get new people into your community, and get the people already in your room pumped. Here are some great events that are happening this week. Be sure to check them out and you just might find your new favorite community!

All Trap Music is giving you a preview of their latest album before it is released! Check it out Thursday, 1pm PDT and hear it before everyone else. You can pre-order the album here.

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Just a chill room… will be showcasing Vacant’s latest EP on Friday at 12pm PDT.

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Saturday get ready for some progressive house tracks at the Progressive Family Showcase starting at 9am PDT. Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 1.53.31 PM
If pop is more of your thing, then be sure to go hang out in Radiant and play all of your favorite catchy tunes on Saturday also starting at 9am PDT.

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To check out more events or even host your own check out our Event Calendar.