Our homie Kloud – repping The Melt and LA – breathes a fresh set of future classic bangers into the 25th Astrocast spot, officially kicking off the summer with a perfect cookout soundtrack. As per usual, we will let the mix speak for itself, in addition to the mini-interview below.
1. What is it like to Live and Die in the LA “beat scene”?
Moving to LA in high school opened my eyes to the scene. After going to shows like Low End, I started defining my interest in music and meeting new people in the “scene”.
2. We had a lot of fun playing at The Melt back in February. Can you talk a bit about the history and future of The Melt? Along with where it currently stands in both the physical and digital realms?
Me and my friend Jesse (Moiety) started The Melt as a monthly club night in LA last August. Since then, it’s grown into a collective of artists, including myself, St Andrew, FuzZ, Gossamer, Moiety, and Snorlax. The Melt is our platform to showcase producers we follow. We’re not always able to book artists from around the world so we use our website to showcase the music we love. We just put out our first release by our resident Gossamer last month and plan to have another free release out this summer.
3. Tuna melt vs. turkey melt? How did you guys pick the name?
2NUH. It’s always been difficult for us to describe to people what kind of music is played at our shows. We believe in not restricting yourself by categorizing the music you make or listen to. The name kind of stuck after throwing our first show.
4. Do you produce music or mostly just DJ? if so under what alias?
I play at most of The Melt shows. I’ve only recently started producing under the name Kloud. I’m aiming to have an EP out by the end of the summer on Rabbit Records.
5. Most underrated west-coast producers?
To name a few, Dreams, Queen Leaf, Spaceghost, Falcons, Giraffage, Great Dane, Cedaa…
6. What did you give us for your Astrocast?
My mix includes some of my recent favorite joints, including some unreleased tracks from The Melt crew and friends. Hope ya’ll enjoy.
7. Tacos or Low End?
Low End, then tacos.
8. Hologram Tupac vs. Hologram Biggie?