We got the opportunity to interview one of the biggest upcoming names in EDM right now; Caked Up. Checkout what they have to say about their new single, the Neon Future Experience Tour with Steve Aoki, and their production style. Also, catch them in San Diego on Feb. 20th at SOMA!
Amplified Access: The past year has been huge for you! Most memorable moment?
Caked Up: It was awesome touring with such amazing artists like Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Adventure Club on the Safe In Sound Tour.
AA: As you embark on the Neon Future Experience Tour, where are you most excited to play? Why?
CU: We’re definitely most excited for our show at Hakkasan on February 15. We live in Las Vegas so it’s going to be awesome to play the best venue in our city.
AA: The Neon Future Experience Tour covers a vast variety of genres including Hardstyle (Headhunterz), Trap (Caked Up), and house (Steve Aoki). How do you think this variation of genres with affect the crowd?
CU: The variation of all of these genres will be great for the crowd so they’re not hearing the same thing all night long. We play all sorts of music in our sets so the crowd gets a taste of everything. Whether they like trap, hip-hop or progressive house, we mix it all together.
AA: Not only do you produce trap music, but also house music. Do you prefer producing one over the other?
CU: We just vibe and produce whatever we want, we try not to label it.
AA: Speaking of house music, you have a new single called “Rave Police” coming out on Feb.10! What was your inspiration behind this song?
CU: KANDI KIDS!
AA: If you could collaborate with any trap producer right now, who would it be? Why? (someone you have not collaborated with yet)
CU: We’d want to collaborate with Flosstradamus for sure. They’re the homies and we looked up to them even before we started Caked Up, so it would be an honor to work with them.
AA: Who have been your influences in production and DJing?
CU: There are so many but to name a few Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, A-trak, Steve Aoki, Flosstradamus and Borgore.
AA: What was the massive Life in Color Festival in Miami like? Any highlights to share?
CU: It was epic! Borgore headlined the whole thing and when he played our collaboration the crowd went nuts. It was such a good feeling for us!
AA: Thoughts on how trap music has influenced the EDM scene?
CU: Everyone plays trap music, even if it’s just one drop or one song the crowd just goes nuts if they get a little taste of it so it’s definitely a bit part of today’s electronic music scene.
AA: What’s next for you?!
CU: We just got signed to Dim Mak Records so we have a few releases with them coming out over the upcoming months while we are on tour with Steve Aoki. We also have a few tunes coming out on Fool’s Gold for the homie A-trak! Our collaboration with Borgore is also huge, hopefully it’ll be out soon!
“Rave Police” SoundCloud stream -> https://soundcloud.com/eatdatcake/rave-police-preview-out-on-dim-mak-feb-10th
“Rave Police” iTunes pre-order -> https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rave-police/id958798212?i=958798215