Hey Cedric! Thank you so much for taking the time and interviewing with Electric Vibes. Our readers will be so excited!
Thanks for having me!
What is the background for coming up with the stage name Klingande?
It’s something pretty simple actually. I was looking for a name, and you know when you think about this kind of thing you think about your references, the other artists you like. And this brought me to think about Sweden. I checked some words and their meaning and found KLINGANDE, which mean “sounding”. It was perfect wasn’t it?
Very perfect! What are you looking forward to most about playing in Chicago?
Chicago is always special, I really have huge fans over there, people coming to all my shows, and a lot of support. I never really had the chance to stay a few days in town and explore, but I love playing there!
On your live tour you’ve brought out musicians playing the guitar, saxophone, violin, and drums. Do you see this becoming more of a trend with DJ/ Producers sets?
Definitely! In my tours I brought saxophone first, then Violin, Harmonica, Drums, Guitar, Trombones, trumpets… It’s a huge trend in electronic music because people love to see real shows and live instruments bring a lot of energy. I think also promoters love to book these kind of shows more and more because this is something different from the “simple” DJ behind his table. I say “simple” with a lot of respect of course, just thinking about visually from the crowd how it looks like.
You just came out with your new song “Pumped Up”. Any inspiration behind the song? Are you a fan of Foster the People?
Of course I loved the original song from Foster The People. I wanted to do my own version since a long time and we finally went in studio to work on this project at the beginning of 2017. The inspiration came directly from the original song, and it was in my mind since years!
If you could do a collaboration with anyone, who would you pick?
There is a lot of people I’d love to collaborate with, producers like Kygo or Bakermat, singers like Ed Sheeran or Dua Lipa… There is so much people with great talent, I’m really open to everything.
If you weren’t producing music, what would you be doing?
Maybe Magician, it was my first passion when I was a kid :-)
When was it for you that you realized, “This is it! I’ve made it and fulfilling my dream?”
I don’t know when, it’s something which takes time, and there is always a new Goal and a new dream. I think after the first years, I grew up, I looked back at what happened and had this thought. Now I’m looking forward, I have a better understanding of all things, and I’m really happy.
As a young up and rising DJ/Producer, what advice would you give to any aspiring DJs or producers who want to succeed in this industry?
Be Original! Find your way, do it, and see what happens.
A fun question non- music related. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
Ahah let’s say Superman, to be able to fly quickly from town to town when I’m on tour!
Thank you so much again for taking the time to interview! We greatly appreciate it!