Brainless Beats Music Blog recently got the importunity to interview up-and-coming Trap/Trapstep/Electro artist YOUNG PIFF & Sandor. The Charlotte, NC based duo were recently featured on ThisSongSlaps.com, where I discovered there contributions to the new and growing electro-trap music scene. Below is a few of my favorite track from them and don’t forget to check out new EP Intoximatic coming out Dec. 24th.
So are you and Young Piff together right now or just you?
Its actually me and young piff
I am Actually Young Piff’s DJ
But when making the trap electronic tracks we collab up on that and call eachother Young Piff & Sandor
What about live?
Does Young Piff rap? How are the live shows different?
Performing live Young Piff Usually acts as the hype man for the electronic
but yes he does rap…has a couple mixtapes out as well on that side of things
very cool, so lets start from the beginning
What were the both of you doing before you decided to form a group?
Well I Was DJ and producing a few records…more on the side of break beats and electronic music….DJin basically all over the US….Young Piff started off as a producer for hip hop and pop…eventually just producing for himself and we both linked up randomly actually
when the trap electronic scene came hard….we both knew eachother so we linked up and mad it happen
thats where the Young Piff & Sandor brand began
When you guys are working together. Do you both equally add/edit a track or do each of you do certain jobs?
Well young piff been producing hip hop for a while and i do the electronic side of things so basically we add whats necessary to the track. Lets say he lays down a hip hop riff or maybe chops up a sample i would be the one to then come in and help add the electronic elements to the track…but for the mixing part he does that…i do the djing
Sounds like a successful balance
Speaking of success, I can see your SoundCloud tracks have roughly 10-20k per track. What type of attention have you gained from the sucess of the new group? What do you credit to the quick sucess?
honestly man just grinding
shout out to livemixtapes.com
white folks get crunk.com and this song slaps.com…without them cats we wouldnt be buzzing as much
oh yea and the music ninja
I love thissongslaps, thats where i found you guys actually
I recently came out with a Trap mix actually so ill have to try to throw it on a couple of these sites youre mentioning
Speaking of new music, you guys said you have some new EP coming out?
oh yea…its called intoximatic….coming out dec 24th…shit is about to be crazy…
we got a record on there called keeping it real…shit is def turnt up…young piff is actually singing on the hook too
I’m excited, you always gotta take the next project to the next level, ya know?
oh yea….this ep might be a game changer
I’m listening to the soundcloud set’s right now, I think my favorite is the We Do This mixtape. I like how you guys have the percussion and tempo of trap but the melodic parts are not overwhelming in- your- face. I feel like your tracks are well balance. Whats your goal when creating tracks in the studio, what sound do you try to achieve?
Our goal is baiscally to send a message…
we go HAM
and sometimes we like to chill
so its a mixture of both…mello and crunk
basically paint a picture for the audience…envoke feeling in a beat…like when i hear that song i wanna get fucked up…when i hear that track i wanna dance…when i hear that track i wanna pop a jelly bean
all depends on the track
Straight, i dig what your saying
What kind of software do you use to achieve your sound?
Honestly we try to use everything
we mite take a pen…tap it on a solo cup to make a sound…
we are very in tuned with making our own sounds
but as far as software…ableton…protools…maschine…logic…reason
all of it
It’s kinda of necessary to pull a track through all those programs, cuase they all have their own unique elements that can fuel a track.
So what about touring?
We are about to start going on tour as soon as this album drops
our schedule isn’t set in stone yet so i cant speak on it too much
Nationwide or regional touring?
Regional first…but dont sleep it could be nationwide…
be on the look out for young piff as a solo artist tho apart from the electronic scene bit things are about to happen in that arena so that could be some hip hop performances infused with trap electronic
we will see where things take us
Anything you wanna say to your fans before closing?
Absolutely…we love everyone who fucks with our music…movement…stay crunk…and believe me if we in your city we turning it the fuck up! We also love the haters so keep hating we like it…we do this…BOOM
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