Could you introduce yourselves?
We are HYDRABADD, made up of two members: Bon and Catt Moop. We’re a Production/DJ duo from Atlanta, GA
What got you into music?
Catt Moop: I’ve been into music for as long as I can remember, but I started playing keyboard around the age of 10.
Bon: DJing at really sweaty raves
How do you define the music you produce? (what type of music I mean)
Forward thinking electronic music of many different styles from an Atlanta Rap background
What are your main influences?
Producers that are pushing the boundaries of musical tropes as well as the vast amount of new styles of rap that are thumping the speakers of ATL.
Where comes the inspiration when you are producing?
We try to make music that resonates with our own selves, while attempting to break new ground stylistically within movements that we’re interested in.
Do you like collaborating with other artists?
Yes, the project in itself is a collaboration between us two, and we’ve been also working with our musical peers in our collective Tomahawk Chop Squad.
What would you like to achieve in the music industry?
Having our music heard on as wide a scale as it can be, performing all across the world, working with vocalists and other producers that we respect, all while making music our actual careers.
What is coming next for you guys?
We have a remix coming out on Apothecary Compositions for Super Duper’s EP (which has already been played by Diplo on his BBC radio show), a new collaboration with fellow Squad member Personal Trainer DJ on an upcoming compilation, and we’re just wrapping up a remix for Japanese artist Broken Haze.
We’re also planning future releases for 2014, possibly our debut full length later on this year.
How do you feel about mashups and bootleg tracks? Do you think that’s still a viable way to get started as an artist?
We actually have a couple of bootleg edits - of Cassie ft. Jeremih and KW Griff - and we both have done mashups on our personal pages. It’s all about what you draw inspiration from, and both of those can be very potent forms. To us it’s very important though to not take advantage of another artist’s work, meaning that we would never sell anything of this sort, but release it for free.
What 5 tracks are you listening a lot these days?
Bon: Murlo - Sea Spray, Distal & Astroboyz - Acid Sketch, SPF666 - Don’t Laugh Bitch, Sinjin Hawke & L-Vis 1990 - The Pit, Migos - M&M’s
Catt Moop: Cashmere Cat - Wedding Bells, Emerald Soul - Stare, Houdinne - Amish Engles (prod. Esta), Mike Q & Sinjin Hawke - ThunderScan, Wave Racer - Streamers
My top 20 for the month. It’s not all about this month, some tracks are quite old. Enjoy! http://handlethesound.tumblr.com/ …. created by handlethesound