Karmin Interview 2014

From YouTube performances that went viral to Top 40 crossover success, Karmin have built a rabid fanbase with their unique cover versions and catchy electronic dance-pop songs. The duo of Amy Renee Heidemann and Nicholas Louis Noona recently released their debut full-length album ‘Pulses,’ which features collaborations with 3Oh3, The Messengers, and The Elev3n. Most importantly, they are the lead writers on every song. As dynamic and energetic as their music is, their live performance show elevates it to a higher level. I interviewed them when they played Nashville with Bonnie McKee and they were gracious enough to be my guinea pigs as I experimented with a new video setup.

Interview conducted April 2014. Produced in conjunction with Fusion TV..

SONG OF THE DAY: Rivaz – “#1 (Colors)” 

When you get a track as epic and beautiful as Rivaz “Colors,” you just know there will be a vocal version coming.   The track has been buzzing since Winter Music Conference, and when we first heard the uplifting and euphoric track, we had flashbacks to the first time we heard “Children” or “Sunchyme.”  A major record at Ibiza this summer, vocalist Corrine does the topline duty, singing about her personal empowerment being a desirable woman standing out from the crowd of women out there.  Yeah, that’s kind of elevating the lyrical theme, but let’s just go with that.  Corrine sounds like a cross between Rihanna and the singer from Karmin- with a touch of Bebe Rexha.  For a tougher tribal take with a bit more of a big room electro vibe, check out Robbie Rivera’s remix. While on the Rivaz tip, be sure to check out two other tracks he did this summer, “Tell Me Twice” with Benny Benassi and Heather Bright, as well as his remix of “Boom Boom” by Ray Foxx and Rachel K Collier.

Image courtesy of DVision.