Today we’d like to introduce you to That Kid Is You.
The best way to describe That Kid Is You is: 2 + 2 = 5. It doesn’t make sense but who cares, it sounds cool. TKIY is an LA-based duo of best friends JC and Paul. The music combines Paul’s raw production style with JC’s rap/emo influences creating a unique sound all its own. It’s familiar yet foreign, emotionally unemotional.
The group released a 6 track self-titled LP May 2019 as well as a 7 track demo tape this past August. The duo is currently producing a prolific amount of music with three albums in production including an album being produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina with producer Nico Kalwil (producer of indie CocoRosie).
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
We create. All the time. If we’re not producing music at our house in Encino, we’re off filming a music video (all of our videos are self-produced) or painting art which we giveaway at our shows. We are doers. Our greatest fear is to die silently in the night with nothing to show for it. As Quincy Jones once said, “You’re going to know we came through here.”
How can artists connect with other artists?
Most artists’ comfort zone is creating. It’s very easy to convince yourself that staying in your cave is more productive than leaving it, but sometimes the best thing you can do is walk away and be a part of the world that you’re creating art for.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
We have a bi-weekly residency at Ham and Eggs Tavern in downtown LA!
Instagram: @thatkidisyou @jgatsbyraps @paulbrisske
- Website: thatkidisyou.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @thatkidisyou
- Twitter: @thatkidisyou1
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