The ClubPlanet Interview: Tritonal

The ClubPlanet Interview: Tritonal

by DJ Ron Slomowicz
04.21.2016

In the craziness of Miami, sometimes interviews happen in the craziest places.  We met up with the duo Tritonal right after there smashing performance at the electroNOW party at the National Hotel.  Their recent singles “This is Love” and “Blackout” are buzzing due to the radical changes in production style (and because they are on everyone’s playlists). With these songs being the first tastes of their forthcoming album, we were excited to have a quick chat with Chad and Dave to whet out appetite just a bit more.

RS: How are you guys doing?
Chad Cisneros: Hey bud, we just got off stage, thanks so much.

RS: Great set. Who were all those guys that joined you up there?
Dave Reed: Yeah we did, we had Breathe Carolina and our buddies BRKLYN from Enhanced.

RS: You guys have been really close to BRKLYN.
Chad Cisneros: We have been A&R-ing their records and they are great writers coming up in the world of production. We have just been working closely on making those songs as tight as we can.

RS: I can tell. Your new songs are insane. When I heard “Blackout,” I never thought I would use the phrase rhythmic trap.
Chad Cisneros: Yeah, it is melodic trap isn’t it?

RS: Yeah, what was the inspiration for that?
Chad Cisneros: Just to be creative, I think that at the heart of the record, “Blackout” sounds so much like a lot of our records if you strip it down to vocal and piano. The production is obviously something new for us and something that we are really excited about.

RS: I can imagine that “This Is Love” is going to be massive on radio.
Dave Reed: Yes absolutely. We had a really good time making that record and we both feel like it is also a different record than we have made before.

RS: So the album is coming in June right?
Chad Cisneros: Hopefully, mid-summer at the latest, but we are working our little asses off to try to finish that deadline.

RS: What can we expect from it?
Chad Cisneros: A bunch of new songs, obviously, but this is literally a work that we have been working so hard on for over two years now. It started with just a couple of records and now we have written well over 50 and we are trying to whittle it down to 15.

RS: It’s kind of like choosing your favorite child isn’t it?
Dave Reed: Yeah something like that!

RS: In addition to playing your music, I love following your socials. One of my favorite posts was on instagram and it said “I’ve got to compose myself before I do physical violence at work.” What was that about?
Chad Cisneros: I was just letting off some steam and being funny. Sometimes you are frustrated and you find these funny little memes that bubble up in one statement how you are feeling in the studio.

RS: So you mean that you are actually human?
Chad Cisneros: No, we are aliens but we are frustrated in the studio.

RS: When they make the movie of your life what actor will play you?
Chad Cisneros: Do you have any suggestions Dave?
Dave Reed: That is a great, great question. I know the guys face but I don’t know his name, he is a character in Workaholics. Have you seen that show?

RS: Could it be Anders Holm or Adam Devine? I am thinking Macaulay Culkin for you.
Dave Reed: Really, Macaulay Culkin?
Chad Cisneros: I knew that was coming
Dave Reed: Is it just because we look horrifically alike?

RS: You are both very sweet guys that have a young face.
Dave Reed: Lovely.

RS: Any ideas for you?
Chad Cisneros: What is that guy’s name that is in the weird Cadillac commercials? 

RS: The nerdy guy in the funky shirt walking down the street? Speaking of shirts, why do all DJs wear black?
Chad Cisneros: One, because you are jumping and bouncing around up there so a lot of times in hot night clubs you are sweating and black covers that up. It is also slimming so that if you have been packing on the pounds it can slim you out. I think most importantly because it works with everything, it’s easy and it covers up a lot of flaws.

RS: What would you like to say to all of your fans out there?
Chad Cisneros: Just thank you. We have so much gratitude, literally mounds of gratitude for them and everything that they continue to do and the awesome ways they support us.


Interview conducted March 2016 during Winter Music Conference.

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