Interview w/ Kalden Bess

First of all, thank you for your time! I was doing a little research  about you and your career and I came to one disclosure-that u r in love with music for the past 18 years. Would you say that this is true?

– Yeah, i’ve been into music since i was a kid, doing piano, guitar, drums. But I only started getting into the electronic music scene these past 10 yrs.


So, can you please tell our readers a few words about yourself?Who are you as a person and as an artist ? How would you describe yourself?

– Born in Tunisia, lived most of my life in Canada. Loving everything in this world that dabbles in the art world. I’m a pretty laid back person, all I need is a joint and music and I can disappear for hours and hours in my studio. 


Did your production practice change over time and if so, how? 

– I really love producing, i think it’s important in this day of age. My production practice have changed through the years. I’m a self taught person, so you learn from your mistakes. I’m still learning everyday, I always want to explore new sounds, technique, etc.


When there’s more music than one can possibly take, it is becoming increasingly hard to know what constitutes an original and what qualifies as a remake. What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, tradition, respecting original references and history of electronic music?

– Music is constant copy of one each other in a way, but with electronic music you can push the boundaries of sound and try to design something unique. At the end, the only thing that matters to the listener is “do i like this track?”.


Professionally and artistically, what’s your goal for the future? Can u tell me something about your and Jessica’s trending project UNDERHER?

– I still have a lot of projects I want to accomplish, i’m far from what I want to be. These past 2 years, I dedicated my time to my live duo “UNDERHER” which is a blend of techno and sensuality. It’s doing well and making my life a very busy mess 😉 in a good way.


In your opinion, does every city have a different mood when playing in them? Are cities themselves your inspiration or the people in them?

– Of course, every city is unique, but at the end you traveled to come play your music for them, you can adapt but not really change.


I would like to know what kind of music you like privately, who are your favorite musicians?

– All kinds, recently 6LACK, HAELOS, SOHN, …


What’s going on in your head five minutes before you stand behind the decks to perform, and how do you feel after a gig?

– I don’t really stress anymore, if there’s no technical problems. I always feel awesome after a gig, if I delivered what I wanted.


Do you know anything about Serbia and it’s electronic music scene? Many artists who performed here call Belgrade “Little Berlin”, what do you think about that?

– I don’t know much about the scene, but I played once already in Belgrade and it was sick.


In your opinion what’s overrated in global club scene and what is underrated? Who in your opinion dominates in production and sound design in the 21st century and why?

– So many great producers out there, so can’t really say that someone is dominating.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? And what’s the best piece of advice you could give to someone who wants to succeed  in the world of djs and producers?

– Talent is not enough. You gotta work in every aspect of this world. My advice is do not rest until you achieve your vision, because no other job will bring the satisfaction of doing your dreams.


For the end, what can we expect from you in September?