Interview With Level Up! & K-Kyoto

{Q) When did you realise that you had a passion for music?

(A) So Level Up! started DJing when he was around 12/13 his brother and father were both DJ's but he didn't decide to choose it as his career until he was 19, K-Kyoto actually used to be a personal trainer, he used to watch the DJ in his local nightclub and was really interested in what he was doing so decided to learn himself, coming from a musical background after 6 months of practicing he became a resident DJ in his local nightclub, a few years down the line once we were working together things changed very quickly for us and we suddenly went from playing our local nightclub residencies to touring the UK and Europe.

So we actually started working together around 2 years ago, before that we had both been dabbling in music production whilst DJing but neither of us had really taken it seriously, We both met at one of K-Kyoto's DJ gigs we got talking for a few weeks then decided to get in the studio together, from the second we got in the studio together there was this spark and its been there ever since, ever since that first studio session we've both been working tirelessly to make our music career success.


(Q) Who are your main inspirations as artists?

(A) We are inspired by the likes of Jauz, Skrillex, Joel Corry, MK and Flux Pavillion, They have all made their mark on the music industry in their own unique and creative way, that's what inspires and excites us to do the same, not to be like them but to be the first us.


(Q) What would you like to achieve as artists?

(A)Our biggest goals are mainstream chart success, and to play at some of the biggest festivals in the world, we've got some really big things going on behind the scenes at the moment that we cant talk about just yet but 2021's looking really exciting!


(Q) What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?

(A)we're currently working on some exciting new music for the summer!, our next release is called "Don't Worry" out on Friday 12th of February on BLINDsided Records, we wrote this track during the first UK lockdown and it really means a lot to us so we're really excited for everybody to hear it!, plus we've got a really cool music video coming out for it so stay tuned for that!


(Q) What do you feel is the best song you ever released and why? (A) Our favourite song we've released so far would be "Feeling Lovely", it was the first track we wrote together and we really enjoyed making it, over the summer of 2020 we received some amazing support on it and its one of those tracks where if your feeling down it picks you right back up again. (Q)What were some of the main challenges and goals when starting out as a DJ and how have they changed over time? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you? (A)We would say the biggest challenge is getting that first gig, its usually what makes or breaks your career as a DJ, you have to accepting to receiving the no's, dealing with club promoters and bookings agents is extremely hard when you first start out, you don't really understand how to approach them and your really eager to play in front of a crowd, the first 100 bookings you try to get you probably wont get, you have to stay persistent and keep smashing out the hours practicing so when someone takes a chance on you and you do get that yes your ready to smash the ball out the park, you can be so creative with DJing you can blend, mix and mashup tracks in so many different ways and that's what makes it really creative and interesting, when you truly love and dedicate yourself to it you can really excite and energise the room, the feeling you get from playing a creative and unique set you've practiced over and over and hearing the crowd scream and shout your name is incredible! (Q) What is your most memorable moment while being artists? (A) Our most memorable moment so far would be headlining the WE LOVE BEATS festival in Austria, its the biggest gig we've done so far and it was a truly memorable experience we will cherish forever!, we were due to go back in October but due to covid we we're unable to so hopefully we can return this year! (Q) Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers? Yeah!, we'd like to say a massive thankyou for checking out our interview, and if you'd like to know more about us you can visit our website www.levelupandkkyoto.com or you can check us out on facebook or instagram just search "wearelandkmusic".

10:25January 02, 2021