WolfSnarling is an EDM duo comprised of Andre Paul Ryan and Colton Kaiser, and they are shutting it down! They stay making some HUGE Progressive House tracks you have got to listen to. They also were recently named EDC Las Vegas 2014 Discovery Project Winners.
Luckily, I was given the great opportunity to chop it up with these guys in an EDM Exclusive Interview:
It’s my understanding that the two of you began producing together while attending high school in Palm Springs, were you both from Palm Springs? Are you guys still in Palm Springs?
Colton: We were both raised in Palm Springs. We met as freshman in high school and since we shared a passion for electronic music, things kind of just clicked. A few years ago, I moved to Los Angeles to attend college. Luckily, however, its not that far so I still have the privilege of spending a lot of time in Palm Springs. When I can’t make it out there, Andre will come up here and stay with me so we can work on new tunes. We are both still best friends so we make it work.
Wow, so you guys have actually known each other for a while now. It’s good to see you’re both achieving success as friends. How did you guys come up with the name: WolfSnarling?
Andre: It’s a funny story actually. Colton and I grew up together and used to play around with my Golden Retriever, KC, in the backyard after school. Every time we’d bring out her tennis ball, she’d curl her lip as if she were snarling like a wolf. The ironic thing is that she is still, to this day, the sweetest dog in the world and wouldn’t hurt a fly if it landed on her nose.
I definitely would not have guessed that a Golden Retriever was behind the name, WolfSnarling. Funny story, and now KC has unknowingly contributed to the success of your EDM careers. How did your city have an influence on your music?
Colton: Palm Springs is a pretty diverse city. There are so many walks of life, each with different cultures and traditions. For this reason, we have really focused on pushing the boundaries of our music. At the end of the day, we are trying to create something that brings everybody together, regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation.
I’ve actually been to Palm Springs before. It’s a really awesome place. What is your favorite genre of music? Why?
Andre: We both absolutely love trance. Not this “stuff” they call trance today, but legitimate pre-2010 trance from heavyweights like Armin and Dash Berlin. The combination of uplifting melodies, warm vocals and bass-heavy drops is something you just don’t find in any other genre of music.
Trance, great choice! Truthfully, I think everybody has a special place in their heart for trance lol. What type of equipment do you like to use for production?
Andre: Give us a copy of FL Studio and Sylenth1 and we’ll bust out a club banger in a day or two.
FruityLoops is classic. I remember messing around on FL, way back in 2002, but that’s neither here nor there. How was it to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival 2014?
Colton: Performing at EDC was definitely a dream come true. It’s something most producers and DJs only dream about doing. To actually be there on stage rocking the house as you watch people ride the ferris and eat corn dogs is just something you couldn’t imagine until actually doing it. Having your own backstage trailer with famous DJs and access to unlimited drinks didn’t hurt either.
Unlimited drinks could definitely be a liability. If you could perform at any other show in the world, where would you most want to perform and why?
Andre: We’d love to travel overseas to play at Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland is often fantasized here in the United States, so it would be a pretty awesome experience to head to Belgium and get the full experience. It’s on our bucket list.
Tomorrowland is a good choice. What is your favorite thing about making music and DJing?
For us, making music is something we hold dear to our hearts. For us, the music we create is our avenue of expression. It allows us to convey our feelings and beliefs in a way that everybody can relate. It allows us to take the listener on a journey and ultimately give them an experience. Whenever we make a song or compose a set, it’s our goal to evoke specific emotions from our listeners. If we aren’t doing that then we aren’t doing it right.
Well said. What artists inspire you musically?
Colton: Andre and I grew up listening to trance in the early 2000s. Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Dash Berlin were all huge factors in our passion for EDM. We were addicted. Sometimes, we’d even let their music play softly while we were sleeping. That’s not to say we didn’t listen to other styles, however. Artists like Fedde Le Grande are responsible for the house-iness that comes through in our tracks and our minimal use of dubstep is a result of Caspa’s remix of TC’s “Wheres My Money.” At the end of the day, we know that the majority of artists in today’s musical realm are all making music that sounds the same. We’re here to make something different, unique—something WolfSnarling-esque.
WolfSnarling-esque, I think you guys are coming up with your own language now lol. Where can people reach you at?
Colton: Everybody can find us at:
Twitter is probably your best option for contacting us. Tweet at us, we always tweet back! 🙂
Awesome! Thanks again for your time. It was great to get to hear your perspective on EDM and your music careers in general. I really do hope WolfSnarling does as well as I think it will. Any last words?
Colton: We don’t want to spoil anything but we’ve got two crazy releases lined up for December. Keep your eyes peeled. 🙂
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