INTERVIEW: Robbie Doherty & Keees

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! I’ve been good, really chilled out with all this time off from gigging to be honest. Hope you and all reading this are well!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Pour the Milk”?

It’s been quite a shock! Really blown away by how the track has been received in both the underground dance music scene and even by the more commercial audience. The track has definitely been the kickstart to a career in the music industry for me.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I originally began writing the track as something unique to play in my sets, so there was no other motive than creating a memorable dancefloor moment that makes people dance!

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

This was actually the first time I’ve been involved in the planning of a music video so I can’t speak for how it normally works but, in this instance, everything took place online! The actors auditioned and even filmed the actual video from home during lockdown. This made it quite challenging to quickly communicate and difficult for myself as an artist to voice my opinions on the video. However, we got there in the end!

How was the recording and writing process?

I completed most of the work on pour the milk in my living room one evening last summer, with a pair of earphones and family member watching coronation street in the background! In a few hours the first version of the track was born!

What made you want to sample a song by Suzanne Vega?

As a house music producer and DJs, we are all constantly listening to different genres of music for inspiration and potential samples to use. We just really loved her vocals and could imagine they’d help create a standout moment in a club.

What was the approach you went after?

My approach was to be different with the instrumental as the vocal is sampled. I wanted to create something new from something old!

What role does the UK play in your music?

The UK plays a massive role. It’s where almost all of my gigs this year took place. I’ve been on so many trains this year haha! The UK love house and techno!

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Lockdown has brought a unique opportunity to work on music at home. I’ve been experimenting with lots of different genres and styles of music rather than just making club ready house tunes. But don’t worry ill have plenty of those to release too! I’m really enjoying working on music at the moment and can’t wait for when the time comes to release them!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

None at the moment unfortunately. Some of my favorite labels have shown interest in my recent music which is very exciting for me personally.

Any plans to hit the road?

I had a few trips planned! But those were sadly postponed for the time being. Problem now is I have so many plans I don’t know where to begin!

What else is happening next in your world?

Honestly, at the moment I’m in a bit of an eat sleep produce repeat cycle! However, I’ve been enjoying some time at home with family and making lots and lots of food!

Keees. Responses:

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We are good thanks, we have been staying pretty busy, but ultimately looking forward to getting back out and into clubs again. 

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Pour The Milk”?

One day we were browsing through some older 80/90s kind of tracks and came across the sample. That day we knew we could do something Interesting with it, that’s when we hit Robbie up and asked if he was down for doing a collaboration.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I don’t think there was a particular event, the main focus for the track was for it to reach as many ears as possible although we never thought it was going to take off and reach this level. 

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

I think the video speaks for itself, its set-in isolation something everyone is all too familiar with right now, we couldn’t have asked for much more to be honest, they have done a great job!

How was the recording and writing process?

We pitched the vocal to Robbie and asked was he up for doing a collab with the sample. He was ready for it from the first message. Since then we pitched ideas back & forth and came up with what is now “Pour The Milk”.

What made you want to sample a song by Suzanne Vega?

We never actually set out to remix a Suzanne Vega track but when we came across the sample, we knew instantly that we could do something with it. She is a great artist!

What was the approach you went after?

To make something that was ready for festivals and clubs with a feel-good vibe.

What role does the UK play in your music?

The UK has played a huge part of where are music is today, it has gained us a lot of support and that has continued to grow over the process of the lockdown. 

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

We are always pushing to have something new & fresh to bring to the table, we are working every day on new material and can’t wait to get it out to everyone!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Nothing set in stone, it’s always an exciting process releasing new music so we hope for it to be sooner rather than later.

Any plans to hit the road?

With things going the way they have, a lot of plans have been put on hold, but when it’s safe and ready for people to go back to festivals and clubs, we will be ready to join everyone for a party.

What else is happening next in your world?

Music, alottt of music!

Thanks for taking the time out to Interview us it was our pleasure, thanks “Keees.”

Watch the official video here
Buy / Stream ‘Pour The Milk’

To find out more about Robbie Doherty, go to:

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To find out more about Keees, go to:

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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