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, then Conro. Now we catch up with Vancouver-based artist, Tails. Check out his remixed track, “Skeleton” featuring Nevve.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi! My friends call me Tails. I’m a producer and performer from Vancouver, Canada.
Monstercat’s 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’m always honoured to be a part of anything that Monstercat is curating! The crew at Monstercat are some of my closest friends so working with them is always a pleasure. Not to mention, the lineup this year is insane. I’m just as excited to watch the other acts as I am to play the event!
Have you taken part in this before?
I have! This will be my third year being involved with the Compound. In 2017, I was here with the Nimbus School of Recording Arts doing a beat-making workshop. The track I made during that workshop actually still makes it into my sets occasionally.
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’ve been a huge fan of Conro and Drezo both as musicians and as people. I can’t wait to catch their sets. On top of that, I’ve been waiting to see Grant play for ages so I’ll be checking that out as well!
How do you go about choosing what tracks to perform at an event of this nature?
I always love putting together sets for Monstercat events since the Monstercat family is always so open and accepting of different styles of music. I feel like I can be more creative and experimental with my song choices for events like this!
Explain your performance style in less than 10 words, and go!
“yo…. my name is tails…. ya’ll are f*cking beautiful….”
Are you performing at any other festivals or events this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
The weekend following Compound I head over to New York to play Electric Zoo – which will be my last big festival of the summer! I don’t think I’m allowed to mention any of the upcoming shows for fall and winter just yet :3
If you were to put together your own festival or event, which three Canadian artists (besides yourself) would you include?
Wow. Choosing only three Canadian artists is extremely hard! I would have to say Juelz, Whipped Cream, and Ekali since they’re all west coasters as well. Special guests would be Robotaki, Rezz, and Verzache!
What makes Monstercat a unique label to work with, from your perspective as an artist?
I get the opportunity to work with some of my closest friends every time I work with Monstercat on a release. I feel like that is a pretty unique situation as an artist! As well, the fan base for Monstercat is seriously one of a kind. They’re SO open and hungry for new music regardless of the style or artist. I’m very thankful for that!
Last but not least, do you have any big news that you’d like to share?
Next up for me is a few new singles. My next one is coming out with Monstercat in just a few weeks. It’s a collaboration with a good friend of mine, Juelz! Following that, I have a ton of new music getting wrapped up right now for my debut EP.
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I’m Jenna, 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.
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