You've talked about how you got into music through a Playstation 1 video game, but a few unanswered questions from your beginning is where you got your name from and at what point you decided that you wanted to be a musician full-time?
I actually got my name pretty randomly! It was the middle of the night and I started searching for a cool nickname I could keep and then came up with this. As for when I knew I would do this full-time, it was seeing how the stats were growing and how my project was taking off and it got to the point where I was confident enough to invest all of my time into it. If things hadn't worked out, my backup plan was to be a sound engineer but well, I got kicked out of the school because I was working on my own tracks instead of doing homework!
Your growth over the past month and years has been nothing short of extraordinary. What can you say about the mix of originals and remixes that have contributed to this success?
Some tracks and remixes I released worked way better than I expected! For example, last year I self-released a track called "Galaxy" with literally zero promo and it still got over three million streams on Spotify which is insane! Now I have a more serious schedule to follow with original tracks, my management and I are trying to not release too much music so that we can let the tracks breathe. It gives us more time to promote them and focus on each single. Between those tracks, I'll usually releasing some remixes so that I let the people know that the project is still alive!
It's always important to spend time outside of the studio so as to keep your craft in perspective. What are some of your favorite things to do when you take a break or when you unwind at the end of the day?
I usually play video games a LOT! Pretty much every evening around 10pm, I get online and play games with few friends. We're like a small group and we always play together since few years for now. I also watch some shows like Game of Thrones and some of the Marvel and DC Comics shows.
Tell us more about your latest track out on Musical Freedom!
I'm super happy to have finally released my track "We Like To Party"! It's my comeback track on Musical Freedom and it got so much support from the DJs already! It gets me super excited for this summer!
You've also been touring more frequently lately, what have been some of the stand-out moments from your travels and performances?
One of my favorite shows is where I played at Warp Club in Tokyo. The crowd was literally singing all the tracks during the show and everyone was having a good time. One of my biggest goals is just to make people happy and this couldn't have been a better place to do that! Also in Bratislava last month at Bratislove Festival, I had such a positive reaction at the start of my set which made me never want to get off that stage!
Now that we're almost at the halfway point, what do you hope to accomplish by the end of the year?
I have a track coming soon this summer and I really hope this one makes a blast! I put a lot of love into it so I'm eager to see how people respond! There are also some upcoming collaborations which I'm super excited for. Looking a bit further ahead, I'm so thrilled to have gotten booked to play at a few festivals this summer. Clearly a first time for me to play at those big scenes so I'm going to re-work my whole set to give people the best that I can!
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Chris W. Lao
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