The New York native producers Trif3kta earned our respect after a sit down in their studio this past Monday afternoon. A somewhat gloomy day on the Upper East Side in Manhattan turned sunny with a switch of a knob and a bump of a bass.
This progressive/big room house trio is made up of 24-year-old Adam Gabel (DJ BiGGz), who contributes seven years of experience and traveling, laying down tracks all over NYC & Long Island, as well as in places like Boston, Punta Cana and Cancun. Fardad Sabzevari (Dj Dinho), at just 21 years of age, blends an urban sound of house and trvp , which is coupled with his determination and the passion he holds for playing as well as making music. While these two are on the decks, the last piece of the puzzle falls into place a bit behind the scenes, with Chris Roberts. During his 10+ years exploring the music industry, Roberts was a part of many projects, and was featured on numerous websites including Crooklyn Clan and Beatport.
Trif3kta strives to keep all of their live sets open format (which we crushed hard on), starting with a base of house and incorporating several genres of music, depending on what the crowd is feeling. It’s refreshing to hear the audience is as much a part of the music as the producers are who make it.
Trif3kta: “So much of the party is [based on] the crowd that shows up. We like to give our audience the chance to hear and dance to multiple genres.”
Within the past few years, the electronic music scene has been taking the world by storm and it seems everyone has taken a bite. For up-and-coming producers, like Trif3kta, researching all genres of music and listening to all types of music assists in finding that specific sound and style. Trif3kta dubbed Diplo as their favorite artist and the top choice as an artist to collaborate with. So it comes as no surprise they gave the record label Diplo owns, Mad Decent, the title as their favorite label.
Trif3kta: “Diplo’s ability to cover all of the genres when he mixes, as well as the energy he brings to the stage, are both characteristics we want to incorporate into our performances,” they said.
Diplo is a personal favorite of ours, however Trif3kta’s live sets incorporate big house sounds. So we were curious to find out what their most recent favorite tracks are. This is what they gave us: “Oh Boy” by Keys and Krates, “Butters Theme” (once again our personal favorite) coming at you from our boy Diplo, “Just Another Groove (Lookback Remix)” by Mighty Dub Katz, “Hit it” from GTA, Henrix & Digital Lab (can not NOT head wobble to this track), and lastly, “Falling Like Angels” by Carl Louis & Martin Danielle.
With over 20 years of combined experience, the trio is just rounding out their first year of collaboration. With no help from outside managing or PR, Trif3kta can truly be proclaimed as “self made.” To celebrate their one-year anniversary, Trif3kta is preparing for their first big-ticketed event, Electric Candy Land at Stage 48 on March 29, 2013.
Trif3kta: “The whole premise of Electric Candy Land is to put on the best show they can, along the lines of music as well as production. They’ve got big plans of working with big artists and they’ve got a strong team behind the line of parties they’re throwing. We know Arno Cost is a big name in the scene and the opportunity to play on that type of stage, we’re hyped to say the least.”
We attended our first Electric Candy Land event last month at Stage 48. The venue sells itself with an open dance floor, balcony, three bars, and swanky leather sofas to post up and pop bottles. So when Trif3kta told us they will be spinning at the next ECL event, we were amped! Trif3kta is currently working on some new bootlegs as well as an original remix of Alive by Krewella. They’re going to spin at ECL with new inspiration coming from recent shows they have attended, including Swedish House Mafia, Above & Beyond and Tiesto. To take part in this “sweet” night, you can purchase Electric Candy Land tickets here or on Trif4kta’s Facebook Page.