One of the biggest names in Trance right now, we find Key4050 making their highly anticipated Aussie debut at Subculture 2018 next month.
If anyone has kept the sound of Trance alive throughout the years, it’s Irish acts John O’Callaghan and Bryan Kearney.
Both masters of Trance, they continue to keep the Trance flame alive with their latest venture, Key4050, and are set to take fans on a mind-blowing experience during their performance at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on September 1.
“Australia has always been a hot bed for Trance and is one of our favourite countries to play in,” the duo told Trance Project in a recent interview and say their set will be an “album-style show” and for the best experience you need to hear it live!
“Each show is unique and specifically tailored for the city that we perform in. It’s more than just both of us on stage playing our music, a massive part of Key4050 is Richard De Souza, one of the best VJ’s in the world. He creates a fresh and unique visual show that works perfectly in sync with the music we play on stage.”
With ground-breaking stage production along with their unstoppable drive and pounding bass, expect your ears to be given some pleasant battering with their new live show.
See the full interview below and get tickets to Subculture 2018 here.
For the first time in Australia you will both be performing under the ‘Key4050’ alias at Subculture this year – how excited are you both for the highly-anticipated set?
We are both buzzing! The Hi Sense arena is an amazing venue for a Trance event and is perfect for a Key4050 performance. We have got lots of message from fans asking us to take the show to Australia so to finally get the opportunity and for it to be a Subculture event makes it extra special.
How would you describe the ‘Key 4050’ sound? What can fans expect from your performance at Subculture Australia?
The Key4050 sound is moments of intense tech flow into melodic bliss. Our sound is heavily influenced by our younger clubbing days.
Each show is unique and specifically tailored for the city that we perform in. It’s more than just both of us on stage playing our music, a massive part of Key4050 is Richard De Souza, one of the best VJ’s in the world. He creates a fresh and unique visual show that works perfectly in sync with the music we play on stage.
How did you guys first link up for this collaboration and what was the inspiration behind the name ‘Key4050’?
We have been hanging around together and making music since 2002 so we have always been collaborating in some shape or form since then.
The Key4050 collaboration began at the beginning of 2016 in the Music First studio when we made ‘Dinklebot’. That was the catalyst for the rest of the project and we began to think in terms of how we can develop this concept further. The inspiration behind the name once again harks back to the early days of our musical journey. John was living at an apartment in Dublin and there was a gate at the front of the complex that required you to put in a code in order to enter the building. When people where at the gate who didn’t know the code we used to shout over the balcony! ‘Key4050’
How would you describe the dynamic of your musical partnership ? Are there different things each of you bring to the table?
We have always had quite similar tastes in music going right back to the early 2000’s, in particular Mauro Picotto and the BXR Records sound. You can hear a lot of influences from this sound in our music.
It’s a collaborative effort, we both work away on various projects, bouncing ideas back & forth during the production process. It’s always important to have a second opinion and tips & pointers on how to improve each track can be provided by each person. A melody could be made by one of us and then the other could then work on a track using this melody and vice versa. We both use the same software so we can work on the projects without any issues and transfer back and forth.
Will you be releasing any Key4050 singles soon or perhaps an album?
We have made over 40 tracks for this project so far so it is highly likely we will release some of it in the future but for now we want to keep all our music for our live shows. A Key4050 set is an album style show and for the best experience you need to hear it live.
Would you like to share any final words for all your die-hard Aussie fans?
This is without a doubt our most anticipated show to date. Australia has always been a hot bed for Trance and is one of our favourite countries to play in. The crowd is up there with the best in the world and they are really educated in tersm of quality Trance music.
Evolution also set the bar for putting on Trance events in Australia so we cannot wait to see what the stage and production will be like on the night. It’s going to be the biggest Subculture and the most exciting Key4050 performance to date.