Introducing the track, ‘Hope You Know’ which is included in Mr. Kristopher’s third part of his Brooklyn Trilogy EP released under MMM Records. The track’s distorted yet holographic vocals in the beginning leads up towards an aggressive drop which is sure to make any party goer go wild on the dance floor.
Kristopher J. Gray also known as Mr. Kristopher is a multi-various electronic music composer, producer and instrumentalist based in the United States. Mr. Kristopher delivers an all-out head banging bass experience with his clever use of darkly yet unique tones combined with the experimentation of natural ambient sounds which are recorded by Kristopher himself during his travels around nature.
Mr. Kristopher has already perfomed on stages such as Dancefestopia , The Gathering of The Juggalos, Backwoods Music Festival, Safe In Sound Festival, and SXSW. He has also been chosen by none other than Complex Magazine to participate in a 14 episode series and developed a hip-hop presence through sharing the stage with Tech N9ne and touring with Potluck. In 2016, he also participated in remixing Emmy Award winning Denyse Tontz’s “United States of Anxiety” and Dave Aude’s “Sweet Dreams.” The following year, he broke new ground with his first European label release Communion EP with Jet Set Trash Records which landed his music on several XM Radio Stations including Dyro’s Wolv Radio.
What inspired you to compose this track? (Hope You Know)
I wrote this song because of two reasons. First, I had a friend who was suffering from depression and I said something along the lines “ I hope you know, you’re not alone” and he later told me those words really helped him. Secondly, I feel like I’m always leaving my girlfriend, friends, & family to travel so that similar thought popped into my head “So if I go, I hope you know, you’re not alone” as if someone one would say “I’ll be with you in spirit.” The vocals are my own recorded, processed, and distorted.
During the production process, what inspired you to decide on the music direction of your track? (inspiration for sounds you decided to use, the melodies, the feel)
Leaving For LA
When I was leaving Brooklyn the weather was super rainy, so I thought it would set the mood to use rain sounds through-out the song. This song is a little bit more aggressive when it drops, and has a liquid feel to it that breaks and allows the listener to breathe. I am really excited to play this one out at shows!
Inspired from recent Jim Carrey interviews, I recorded the vocals myself, and stacked versions of me whispering the lyrics with reverb over the regular recorded vocals to give it that big airy “holographic” sound.
Before The War
I was fascinated and obsessing over the concept of Industrial music yet still using 808 kicks from Trap music. For the first part of this record, square waves are stacked together with short decays then made into an arpeggio out of the large-stacked sound to give it that industrial sound. Then for the second part of the song, I used the same melody but with an emulated tb 303 synth to give it the Acid house feel. This record has been on repeat at my house everyday!
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