We recently had the pleasure of talking to Electro and Bass duo Spce Cadex. A New York based Electro-Bass duo who are extremely passionate about production and expressing their creativity through their Electronic-inspired sound. The duo love experimenting with different sounds and often use their guitars to add that ‘natural feeling’ to their music whilst sticking to their winning formula creating beats and tunes using their digital equipment.
With a few upcoming releases Spce Cadex gave us some insight into who inspires them and what’s currently on their playlist. Describing their sound as Future Pop and Bass, Steven and Lefty share with us who their favourite artists are at the moment as well as what to expect later this year.
Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
Hey, we are doing good and just producing music before doing this interview haha.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Our sound is consisted of the melodic dubstep side of EDM. We add some catchy top lines to make the track unique and catchy in the end.
What are the 5 albums and artists that have influenced you the most?
Oh man this is such a hard question as we are influenced by a lot of artist. Definitely our top choices would be Illenium, Said The Sky, Breathe Carolina, Grey, and Gryffin. We’re always listening to their music, literally on repeat all day to gain some inspiration.
Steven: Chameleon by Grey and Illenium Album
Lefty: Lots of J Cole haha but Riggi & Piros, NGHTMRE, Slander, and many more.
What other artists do you really like at the moment and why?
We really love Unknown Brain and Grey at the moment. Their sound is so unique and clean. We are huge fans of Grey, their recent album really drives our inspiration off the roof. From the start you can immediately tell that this album is unique and different from other sounds in EDM you hear everyday.
What are some of the key pieces of gear you use to write your tracks in the studio? Or do you prefer to use software and plug ins?
We prefer to use Logic and our favourite plug in at the moment is Spire and Kontakt. Ohhhh also forgot we love to record on our electric and bass guitar. Most of our guitar sounds come from that, it adds a more natural feeling to the tracks that we make.
Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?
Not really, we are firm believers of less is more so we just have a midi M-Audio Keyboard and our two guitars in the studio. We also have a launch pad but we barely use it haha so its collecting dust at the moment. We do plan to use it live once we start performing though.
Do you enjoy playing to an audience or working in the studio?
Believe it or not we have yet to play for an audience. We think that it will be a 50% split between both. We love to mix and also love to work on some new Spce CadeX music in the studio.
If we gave you the budget to put a line-up together for a mini fest, who would you book and where would you play?
Ohhh man we would add Grey, Unknown Brain, Midsplit, and other artist that inspire us to this day. For a location, maybe somewhere in Toronto or New York City (Which is our home).
If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
Steven: Probably working in a office doing business consulting
Lefty: Same as Steven
Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects, DJ mixes or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Yes, we have a couple of releases for the next 3 months. We have one coming out on April the 20th and another one in May the 3rd, it is still in the works as we have to make minor edits to the final version of the track.
Steven: We want to work on a official EP or maybe Album this summer. I feel like we are kind of at that stage to finally start working on bigger projects for our fans. Definitely going to be a lot of Spce Cadex vibes and we also want to experiment with this new sound that we’ve been working on in the studio. Should be fun!
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