DJ/Producers, Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed, make up the music duo Tritonal. The pair joined forces in 2007 and have really stood out in a popular Trance genre. Soletron’s own Connie Fan had a chat with the boys from Texas and got to the bottom of what they’re about. Check it out!
Connie: Hi, this is Connie Fan from Soletron.com. I’m here with Tritonal.
Tritonal: “Hi guys, Chad here…Dave. What’s up?”
Connie: What’s so special about Ultra for you guys?
Tritonal: “There’s a Miami vibe about it…the beach, the sun, the city. Spring’s coming, summer’s coming so everyone’s ready to bust out the swimsuits and get tan. There’s a season change going on mixed with the vibe of Miami, it’s cool.”
Connie: How would you describe your style to people that don’t know?
Tritonal: “Good question…we’ve been known as Trance guys. I guess a lot of our fans would say bipolar. We’re all over the place in our sets. We like that though, it gives a different energy. It’s a mixture of electro-drops with melody and progressive house and trance. To us, it’s music…we’ve always loved big drops, and we’ve always loved big melody. It is what it is. The best thing to do if you haven’t heard Tritonal, would be to go to iTunes and subscribe to Tritonia. It’s our brand new podcast on Sirius XM.”
Connie: What inspires your music?
Tritonal: “Other music. Melody mainly. Other music that’s pleasant to your ears makes you want to get into the studio and start writing. That really is the heart of what we are and where we’re from. If you listen to our new EP, although it may be be a different arrangement, those tracks are still based on what we think are cool progressions, cool lyrics, and great melodies.”
Connie: What would be your ideal collaboration?
Tritonal: “Someone to challenge us with something new. Any artists that are being weird and unique like we are, but on a different level. If we can work with an artist that allows us to be better, that’s awesome.”
Connie: Since you guys have been doing this so long, what’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
Tritonal: “Probably how to get your low-end sounding big. We’re finally getting what we feel like is the best sound we’ve ever had, from an engineering stand point.”
Connie: What are your goals to bring it to the next level?
Tritonal: “Keep trying to write from our heart. We’re already exploring and trying new ideas. We’re always going to take what we have learned from one track and evolve it on the next track.”
Connie: What’s your favorite spot to play?
Tritonal: “We get that question all the time and I can tell you good places to visit, but we don’t show up and play different sets in Australia, then we do in Moscow, then Denver, then Toronto. Even though the venues are different. EDM is a global thing and the kids know the track wherever they are. Some crowds and some markets are more educated than others. At the end of the day they’re showing up and they’re raging. To me it comes down to a venue more than a city. My favorite place is probably EDC Las Vegas. It’s just crazy and people fly in from all over the world for it. It’s not about the city, but I love that event.”
Connie: Tell us about your latest EPs.
Tritonal: “Metamorphic One. It’s going to be three tracks. The single came out Monday, it’s doing well. It’s our first progressive house release. It’s a harder chart in terms of how much competition there is. So for it to be doing that well is great.”
Connie: Who do get your inspirations from?
Tritonal: “All over the map really. Coldplay, M-83, Daft Punk…you’ve got all sorts of artists. There’s so many cool artists out there smashing it and we listen to all kinds of stuff.”
Connie: Are you guys really interactive in social networking?
Tritonal: “So interactive. We reply and tweet back as much as we can. Tritonians get that attention. We do try as much as we can and they know that and we love them.”
Connie: Any last shout outs?
Tritonal: “Thanks for Ultra Music Festival, Miami was awesome, and we hope to see you on the dance floor very very soon. Cheers.”
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