Netsky, the drum and bass powerhouse, played at the House of Blues San Diego November 24th, which very quickly became a moshing filled Monday.
San Diego is one of the many stops on his "Stay Up With Me" US tour and we had a chance to catch up with him to get the inside on the tour and his new album.
“I am really proud of touring in America. Meeting people here it’s the best, sometimes you don't get sleep for days but it's worth it." -Netsky
When asked what it is like touring with the band Netsky stated, "Its wicked! It's a lot of fun. I am not a trained musician. I am just a DJ, so I learn a lot from it. It’s a learning curve." Netsky is working towards more song orientated music straying away from the traditional D&B sound. "Most of the songs I have been writing with other people, song writers and other singers, and that's a total new way of working for me and I really like it that way" He is taking on some major partnerships for the new album, he would not share who he is working with, but he did share they are some of his "childhood heroes"
On top of constructing a brand new album, Netsky continues to throw some new remixes out. You may recall his killer remix of Rusko’s “Hold On”, which he did indeed play on Monday night, but now we have some new tracks to look forward to.
"I just did a remix for Jack U. I just pick a song I really want to remix as opposed to a few years ago when it was just marketing view for major labels where the labels would pick. I don't want to be sold as that pigeonholed artist. Which means I won’t make any money out of it, but you feel better about it. You put a bit of yourself into it.”
Apart from just performing Netsky and the band are really grateful they get a feel for true American party culture and have the opportunity for a full-blown American road trip. Hitting the “frat after parties” and really getting a feel for the student filled youthful audiences is what they enjoy because as you may know Netsky left university to make the music we hear and love. On the road trip ahead Netsky is excited for "shooting some guns in Phoenix, I've never shot a gun" and “eating a massive steak in Texas.”
In his closing words Netsky gave his listeners a bit of advice that he has found to be rather influential, as displayed by his music and career. He states, "the best advice I have ever been given, its raw cheesy advice, but it's do your own thing, do what you trust, it's the best advice I have ever been given."
Check out his tour dates below to find out when he's coming to a town near you!
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