Thanks to EDM Sauce, they had a great interview with Avicii about the AviciiXYou competition. Below is what both had to say. Avicii decided to crowdsource his newest track with Avicii X You contest where he let artists submit their additions to the song by submitting either a melody, bassline, beat/rhythm, break or effects. Here we sat down with the winner of the Melody who goes by the name Kian Sang. If you want to check out his melody, you can do so here.
EDM Sauce: So how did you hear about the AVICII X YOU competition?
Kian Sang: I first heard about it when a friend of mine sent me a link to the aviciixyou site through facebook.
EDM Sauce: When did you decide to enter?
Kian Sang: When I first heard about the collaboration I thought it was a really cool idea so I almost immediately knew I wanted to take part in it.
EDM Sauce: Did you already have in mind what you wanted to enter or what give you inspiration?
Kian Sang: When I first heard the songs chords I knew I wanted to create something that was really energetic, uplifting and memorable. . In short I wanted to make something that would get people really happy and excited!
EDM Sauce: How did you spread the word about your entry?
Kian Sang: I didn’t actually have to spread the word at all since Avicii himself was the one selecting the finalists. When I found out I had got picked I got a bunch of support from people that I didn’t know and also huge support from my friends as well.
EDM Sauce: What program did you use for the melody?
Kian Sang: I made the melody in FL Studio.
EDM Sauce: How long have you been producing music?
Kian Sang: It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it began since I’ve been doing music almost my whole life. I started playing guitar at a young age and then I moved on to the piano and started writing a bunch of songs. But it wasn’t until about a year ago when I was introduced to music production software that I really started producing music.
EDM Sauce: What’s next for you?
Kian Sang: I’m going to keep creating the music that I love and keep moving forward!