The Holy Coast's Keith Walker Talks Digital Collaboration with DJ MyKill
What kind of challenges did you run into?
You would imagine that it would present a lot of obstacles, but it really doesn't. Technology is so advanced. The fact that we can just use Dropbox to share files and audio; We can open up Facebook and instant message there. We used Soundcloud as well.
It's like being in a room with somebody, you're just not seeing their face. You're missing the human speech in terms of tone and what not, so we're very careful with how we communicate. There can be a lot that gets lost in this way of communicating. So we definitely try to be quite clear with each other. But we haven't really had any obstacles. We've achieved everything we wanted to in a very, very short span of time.
It helped that we went into this knowing what it was going to be like.
I come from the pre-Internet era. Everything was so slow and took forever and in this day and age, everything is literally instant, and it's extending to music now.
The relationship with technology and music and communication is a very strong one. It's great to be alive during a time when that is available. It's fascinating to me.
We've done this project that's already traveled around the globe, building fans and we haven't even been in the same room.
If you would have told me that 20 years ago when I was knocking out vinyl records, I would have laughed.
It's exciting and I can only imagine what the future holds.
What's the next step?
It opens up so many possibilities when you can work in that realm.
I've already reached out to some friends of mine that DJ and produce in Europe, and they're thinking, "OK, maybe we should do something."
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