Artist Spotlight: KIDWOLF
Music Producer, Composer and DJ
I love my work. I’ve always liked music growing up and I think it’s my first love. There’s just something beautiful about writing a song, putting it out there for people and hearing how it gets transformed and reinterpreted by the listeners.
I started writing when I was 13, But went to work in a call center when I was 18. After five years of that, I decided to just pursue my passion and start making music.
When I was younger, I used to imagine how songs back then would sound better if they added this and that on the melody or the lyrics. I also liked to play with the chords with existing songs and change it around, wondering how these chords interact with the song. Nowadays, I just start with an idea, a feeling and a message. I start with a statement and I build the song around it – the right chords and the right melodies. I go by feel. I start playing on a guitar to lay down the chords and then record it and just create a beat afterwards to make it EDM. I love what I’m doing. That’s what keeps me inspired. And I’m lucky that my source of income is also my passion.
I rarely compare my works with other artists, so my inspiration is almost always random bits of sound I have in the soundbank that is my brain. I just enjoy writing songs and making beats and worry less about whether people compare it with other artists, cause I believe that as long as your composition process is honest, you can be proud of the song regardless of the common feedback.
My journey as a musician took a really good turn when I got introduced to Hifan and Flipmusic. I learned so much from the people I worked with there and I still practice the good habits I learned from them. My most successful track so far is “Free” with BV. I collaborated with artists Nica Del Rosario and Kio Priest on the songwriting. We did not expect it to reach so many people.
I don’t really have anything too rigid laid out for my career. I just go with whatever life throws at me and where the beat takes me. I believe that no matter how much you plan, life always finds a way to shake you off-track. You dance with it anyway.
Artist Spotlight: KIDWOLF
Having said that, I’m happy to announce that I have an upcoming single “Nothing On” coming on Spotify the first week of December!
MY ADVICE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS
My advice to people who want follow their dreams is to never give up. The road is hard, but in this industry, what counts is your capacity to persevere and that you have the right mindset, attitude and patience.
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I just go with whatever life throws at me and where the beat takes me. I believe that no matter how much you plan, life always finds a way to shake you off-track. You dance with it anyway.