INTERVIEW: Rising Stars Young León and Charcuterie

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

Hello! We’ve been great, spending the past few weeks in La, working on more music.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Dance Clothes”?

This was actually one of our more edm sounding songs. I had asked Aaron (Charcuterie) to make something as uplifting as our first release – High Tides. This was the result! Not sure if you’ve seen the drunk astronaut gif, but that’s pretty much what we were envisioning when we wrote this song.

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

Honestly, with the lack of dance festivals this year, we felt it was right to do our part to make up for it. We wanted to make sure people still had something energetic to vibe to during these lowkey times.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

No music videos as of yet – lately we’ve been crafting mini videos to showcase our music.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was actually pretty entertaining for our studio engineer, Derrick (aka Dstevemixes). We all grew up through high school and he said it was the highest he’s ever heard my voice LOL. I had to drink tons of water (few Pacifico’s as well) before hitting some of those notes.

What role does Seattle play in your music?

Seattle has soo many great well known artists like Nirvana, Jimi, Cornell! We’re just getting connected with local artists around us – looking to hopefully have some features soon. Seattle’s known for it’s grunge but we’re willing to bring something a little different.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are working together rather than working on your own?

Typically Charcuterie will send me over a beat and we’ll make some adjustments as i flow to it. As of these recent few weeks, while I’ve been in LA with Charcuterie we’ve been producing beats and vocal melodies together. We’ve both got our strengths and weaknesses so it’s a much easier and professional process when we’re in the room together working on a track.

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

Tracks coming out till 2021 baby! During the beginning of Summer we were releasing a new song about every other week. We’ve got a few more tracks finished up our sleeves, they’re more on the – hip/hop vibe. Expecting a release once a month.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

For our next jam we’re thinking mid September. It’s got a clubby hard hitting beat. I just heard it mixed for the first time last night and WOW – we were ready to release it right there. I think people are going to be surprised with these new couple songs – definitely outside our typical beach tunes.

What else is happening next in your world?

Just hangin! Just bought a new longboard this week to ride the CA boardwalks. Charcuterie decided he’s now vegan (not sure what that means for his stage name..) Also yesterday my laptop broke soo on my way to fix that now!

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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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