We asked our good friend, DJ and music producer Larry de Kat to tell a bit more about our collaboration on the HKU films we released earlier this year. Since the music became an essential part of these films and took the whole experience to another level. So let’s see what this beautiful colorfull and totally nuts guy has to say. Oh and while you read the article make sure you listen to this minimix, exclusive for this article.
First I would like to thank God for knowing everything about the past, present and future. Which indirectly means he knew Eva would eat the apple. I guess this makes all the suffering on this planet somehow more understandable, at least from my perspective. But never forget: Since he made humans as a copy of himself it’s without any doubt he/she can make mistakes. And that’s where this story starts… One big mistake 😉
Sooooo, as you can guess the girls at Studio AIRPORT asked me to write something about our visual/musical adventures for the HKU (the art academy of Utrecht). I was just finishing a deal in Hawaii when I had radio contact with Studio AIRPORT about the assignment and since I was never accepted at the academy as a youngster I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give them back the same dedication and love they gave me.
After our weekly monday morning gettogether with Elvis and Michael “Mikeyboy” Jackson I suddenly saw it all clear, one track per video, customized and adapted to all the different studies they offer. It was hard work but it always pays off (literally), we had to do a lot of “last minute” stuff because, well, every video has a duration and also a last minute.
Luckily this project asked for an outro which could be used for every video. It’s an homage to latin jazz and modern trap music, and it really makes you want to visit the school. At Least, that is what it was meant for. It’s also bound to be released on my label Katnip records (www.soundcloud.com/katniprecords) anytime in the future, just as the other tracks. I don’t know when or why but I do know that if you like it you might want to keep an eye out for any future releases (/spamoff).
I had so much fun, errr, I mean headaches, doing this project and it was a delight to work with my babydoll Lennard Lobrij, the main FX doctor and sound designer from DoorHetGeluid. If you need a professional sound designer with a lot of discipline and passion, ask this G.
To conclude this silly story I’d like to give a kiss to Studio AIRPORT for this dandy opportunity to combine motion and frequencies, which is special to me because a track is a story and when it adds to the video it really sets an atmosphere that’s incomprehensible. So profound, so settling, so sturdy, so (insert interesting english vocabulary).
Down below you can listen to a minimix of all tracks used on this project, if you want to lend my musical profession, I can only say. Let your people contact my people so my people can contact your people so your people can reply to my people. Which practically translates to: If guns don’t kill people, but people kill people. Does that mean that toasters don’t toast toast, but toast toast toast?