I am always extremely giddy when I have the honor to interview a Shoeboxx Recordings artist! Every release they have is extravagant and each of their artists are so talented and unique. And today I am extra lucky because I also get to release the fantastic EASY GIRL Remix of EEST COAST's song, My Luv.
To begin with, the remix.
EASY GIRL could easily be called one of the most amazing remixers of our time, and his remix for EEST COAST’s single, My Luv, is no exception. EASY GIRL creates an amazingly simple yet beautiful world with his upbeat take on the track. EASY GIRL is definitely not one to follow trends, but one to set them.
Now to EEST COAST and his single.
I have been following EEST COAST for quite a while and I am always amazed at his work. On April first, Shoeboxx Recordings is releasing his single, My Luv featuring remixes from SAINT PEPSI, Snubluck, and, of course, EASY GIRL. My Luv was the second time I had ever heard a track from the seventeen (sixteen then) year old producer based out of Connecticut. His production is flawless and it is very evident that he has talent beyond his years.
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Hey man! Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions!
Thanks for having me, I am very ‘jazzed’ to be here.
Who is EEST COAST?
I’m a seventeen-year-old kid named Adam who lives in Connecticut. There’s nothing else to it other than that, I don’t think.
You have been making music since a very young age. What got you into producing and what impact has it had on your life?
I started playing drums when I was like, eleven or twelve years old. I picked up learning more and more instruments after that, like ukulele, guitar, piano, accordion, mandolin, among others. I was really big into folk and pop-rock music for a while, then I started making music on my computer when I was 14 or so and it went downhill from there.
Music production has had some ‘impact’ on my life, I think. I wouldn’t say it’s ‘emotionally’ impacted me as much as it’s just become something I spend nearly all my time on. I make music because I love it and there’s nothing else I want to spend my time on. It’s also a good form of stress-relief, ‘catharsis,’ for me, I feel.
You are still in high-school. What is it like juggling school, work, and music at the same time?
Music is something I do late at night or early in the morning. Most of my free time (that isn’t at school or work) is spent on music. School always comes first, or whatever, kids.
You joined Denver based label, Shoeboxx Recordings in June of 2013. What is it like being a part of the amazing dream team they are building?
It’s so great, they’re an amazing group of people. They’re all very talented and some of the coolest dudes I’ve ever met. I have no clue where I’d be without them right now. Eric and Paul are the two people responsible for helping me get this far, I can’t thank them enough.
You are about to release your single, MY LUV, with Shoeboxx Recordings. You first released the track eight months ago and received a ton of love. What was the inspiration to making this track?
I had always wanted to make songs that sound very ‘summer-y,’ because I enjoy summertime. It’s my favorite season. It somehow feels very happy and very sad at the same time, like morose in a very endearing way. I wanted to make a track like that, simultaneously poppy and sad. It’s a very desperate song, I feel. It’s like the emotion of being upset but being happy with being upset. Like sugar-coated depression.
The release features some amazing remixes from Saint Pepsi, Snubluck, and Easy Girl. What is it like hearing other artists takes on your song?
Amazing. It was great to hear artists use my music in their own way. It was like a ‘wow’ moment, I never even thought I’d ever hear anyone remix anything I made. I never even expected anyone to listen to anything I made to begin with, really. It’s exciting.
The release is being put on 7” vinyl. How does it feel to physically hold your music?
I love vinyl, I think it’s a great medium. I love this vinyl especially; the cover art on the single is actually a picture of the wallpaper in my house, and coupling that with the clear vinyl, I think it’s a really good representation of ‘me.’ It’s like a small piece of my life and I’m glad I get to share it with people.
What should we be expecting from you in the coming months?
I’m going to be releasing my debut EP with Shoeboxx Recordings this summer. It’s a good summertime EP, I feel. It has four new tracks and has artwork created by Tao Lin. That’s all I can really say. You’ll also be hearing new stuff from me before then, though I can’t say much on that front either.
Thanks so much for the time man! Best of luck with the release!
Thanks for having me. Much love.
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Be sure to follow EEST COAST on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter.
Also be on the lookout for My Luv on April 1st on the Shoeboxx Recordings Bandcamp. And be sure to snatch up a 7” vinyl before they are all gone!