Another good interview with Case & Point today. We introduced them back in July with their lavish Icona Pop and Radiohead remixes and cool original “Razor“. Check here. And more recently we showcased their bootleg of Miike Snow‘s collab with Lykke Li, here. Now, check out their latest take on The XX‘s “Angels” before we start talking.
DE (HOUDINI): Tell us about Case & Point the project and who you are as individuals. What’s a day in the life like?
Case & Point: Case & Point is a Duo of TJ and Casey. We’ve been friends for a while and originally threw parties/shows throughout Boston.
We both have deep roots in the electronic music scene here and have solid appreciations for all types of electronic dance music. However, we did realize how much we loved djing and writing ‘Big Room’ house tracks that had elements of Progressive House and Electro House. We are suckers for huge ‘hands in the air’ synths that drop down to grimy bass-lines and heavy drops. It allows you to bring that emotional element to tracks, while still keeping them danceable and fun.
As far as daily life, we definitely spend a ridiculous amount of time working on our tracks. We love writing music and typically spend every waking minute thinking about music, writing tracks, engineering tracks, making mixes, or finding new music. We both have pretty good work ethics and we often end up spurring ourselves on and later realizing that we had stayed up till the wee morning hours, lost in a Case & Point project.
Who are your biggest influences as an artist?
As artists we find its important to get influences from music outside of the genres that we write in. While we definitely are influenced by artists in our genre such as Dada Life, Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner, etc., we still find a lot of our other influences include artists ranging from Radiohead to M83. We’ve also been getting in the habit of remixing influential tracks from favorite artists of ours including Icona Pop, Miike Snow and The xx. There is so much creativity coming out daily, within and also outside of Electronic Dance Music as a whole, it’s hard to pinpoint what we draw from the most.
What’s it like being musicians on the grind in Boston?
Boston is definitely an interesting city to be a musician/dj in. We feel that each scene here is for the most part super tight knit. There are also a ton of creative artists and musicians coming up from Boston. It definitely is exciting for us to see other acts and artists constantly innovate and evolve their sounds, which definitely has helped keep us on our toes through the years.
What’s the next step for you? More releases? Touring? Videos?
Currently we have a lot of material on deck including more remixes and bootlegs, and a bunch of original tracks as well. We love giving these remixes out for free to everyone and have a few to look out for in the future. We just wrapped up a remix of Angels by The xx which we are really proud of.
As far as official releases, we can’t officially say about any yet – but we can say that we’ve been collaborating with some extremely talented vocalists and these originals that we are finishing up are pretty awesome and we can’t wait for everyone to hear them.
What’s the craziest show you’ve played? Tell us about some of the weirdest, coolest, funniest things you’ve seen in the business.
We haven’t started touring yet as Case & Point because we have been so focused on production but we tend to get a bit wild while performing so I’m sure we will have many stories to update you with in the future.