FITA Premiere: Corporate Slackrs – Chemical Love + Exclusive Interview
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a random end of the year mix (ETR Year End Adrenaline Mix 2012) spammed on my wall (thanks to my Trinidad connect Alex). Assuming I was bored and creeping about the internets I listened through a good portion of it until what–the–f*ck–ness ensued. I was jaw-dropped by the Corporate Slackrs remix of Madness by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Coone, feat. Lil Jon as I had already have raged live to the original track at Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas & Nocturnal Wonderland 2012 then later leaking it to the blog world late October. I knew this track was going to be game changer in North America considering the slow rise of Hardstyle acts performing once again in the states. Anyways, I had to find out more about these guys, so of course I posted about their remix and then later asked for interview (cause we all love love asking questions). You may ask “derp, where’s the trap bro?“, no trap, bro. Ask any successful artist out there Diplo, Tiesto, Skrillex, all who have which have been constantly changing genres, not catering to what everyone wants instead what they want, so it’s perfectly see-able to why Corporate Slackrs wants to prove to you that they just don’t make only trap (end rant). Also just food for thought, “don’t be prisoner of your own style” – Armin van Buuren. Be sure to check out the interview with Corporate Slackrs below!
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CORPORATE SLACKRS
Okay, let’s start by introducing yourselves
Hello! We’re Corporate Slackrs, consisting of Sean, AJ and Devin.
How did you guys meet and come up with the name Corporate Slackrs?
Devin and Sean met in high school, but it wasn’t until after that we began producing music as a group. The 3 of us met together after an EDM event hosted at Freebird Live. It wasn’t until a few months later that we formed a solid group that would become Corporate Slackrs. The name coming from AJ making fun of Devin for working at a ‘Corporate‘ job, and Devin making fun of AJ for being a ‘Slackr‘.
Southern Florida has a pretty big dance music scene, what is the scene like out there for you guys?
Of course, Miami and Lauderdale have had a thriving dance music scene for a while, and it’s ALWAYS a blast when we’re down there. Our residencies are in Jacksonville and Orlando. The scene is getting noticeably bigger, especially in Orlando and the college cities, bringing bigger artists more frequently as the “EDM” craze gets more and more popular. We love Florida, Florida can party.
How do you guys determine a track considering the diversity in terms of production in your group?
Our opinion in terms of production is to keep broad horizons. Between the three of us, we have very diverse musical tastes. Sean was listening to tons of metal/hardcore and playing in bands before getting into producing, Devin is a huge hip-hop fanatic, and AJ breathes house music. I think it keeps us, and everyone else, entertained that we make whatever we like and we’re always willing to push boundaries. Haha, if it sounds good, it sounds good, right?
Kill, fuck, marry. Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta
Hahaha, I speak for the three of us: Kill David Guetta, fuck Avicii, marry Tiesto….boom.
Frequent question I always ask about the influence of social media in EDM, so what does it mean to you guys?
We live in the digital age, where things blow up into world fame overnight due to social media. It’s important to use these free tools to keep in touch with your fans and to reach out to potential fans. It definitely helps to know the ropes so you’re getting the most out of whatever network you’re using; in most cases you’re advertising your image as well as your music and you would want to do it with the best results. The whole point is to keep everyone entertained, creating some kind of relationship between fan and artist.
Anything else you would like to add?
Bonus Question: Do any of you actually cook?
“Fuck no, fast food for days”
Thanks for the interview. Check out more of their stuff via Corporate Slackrs