On August 24, 2019, from 2 pm to 9 pm, Monstercat Compound takes place in Vancouver, BC. We teamed up with the event to conduct interviews with some of the Canadian talent leading up to the big day. First off, we spoke with Kelowna, BC’s Eric Disero. Now we catch up with another artist from Kelowna, it’s Conro. Check out the lyric video for “Heartbeat” below and find out more about him in our interview.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Conro and I am a Canadian musician living in Kelowna BC Canada. My life has always revolved around music, ever since I was young. I’ve traveled the world playing music, meeting friends and sharing memories. It’s been a dream, and I don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon!
Monstercat Compound takes place on August 24, and you’ll be taking part in the incredible event, how does it feel to be on the lineup for this?
I love the fact that I get to be a part of this event. It’s not only for the amazing music but also for all the other things that take place during this event. So much street art, video games, food, and friends. It’s really amazing.
Have you taken part in this before?
I’ve taken part in it for the last 2 years and it gets better every time! I can’t wait for the 24th!
Monstercat has built up a roster of world-renowned artists, of the other artists on the lineup, who are you most excited to check out?
I am so excited to see my good friend Disero debut at Compound. I’ve known him for quite some time and worked in the studio with him lots. He is a CRAZY pianist and I can’t wait to see what he brings to this event.
How do you go about choosing what tracks to perform at an event of this nature?
It really depends on where I’m playing, sometimes it’s heavier or more chill. But for Compound specifically, I have a set I’ve been working on that’s going to be high energy and a lot of fun.
Are you performing at any other festivals or events this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
I just got back from Tomorrowland which was incredible. Such a fun experience! I’ve toured China this year as well which was really amazing. Food and culture and fans, it was such a great thing to learn and experience again. But as this summer wraps up, I’m just focusing on this Compound show and then hitting the studio hard as festival season dies down.
If you were to put together your own festival or event, which three Canadian artists (besides yourself) would you include?
I would love to build a festival with a huge variety of genres, from Rock’n’Roll, Alternative, Hip Hop and Dance. As I am producing and singing on all my songs I would love to work on my live set and actually make this thing happen! The first that comes to my brain would be Arcade Fire, Shawn Mendes, Deadmau5, and why not Drake haha.
What makes Monstercat a unique label to work with, from your perspective as an artist?
Monstercat is a creative group of driven people and are open to any ideas I present to them. They have been completely transparent and continue to surprise me on helping to build me as an artist above and beyond what a typical label would ever do. They are the best I have! Proud to be working with them and I believe together we are going to continue to do some amazing things. You just wait!
Last but not least, do you have any big news that you’d like to share?
I have so much unreleased music it’s piling up to become something pretty special. I can’t say too much at the moment, but I can say, that a LOT of music is coming your way. With a few extra surprises. Another cool project that we just finished wrapping on was this collaboration we did with Monstercat and Roland sound. Basically, we gutted an old piano and redesigned it with a keyboard programmed with a deconstructed version of one of the tracks off my latest EP. We took it to the streets of Vancouver and let the public remix it on the fly! You can watch the recap video here.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.