Indica Breaks Down The Thought Process Behind RETROMODERN

COURTESY TOMMY BOY

 

INTERVIEW BY CYNTHIA HORNER

RIGHT ON! DIGITAL: How do you feel about the release of the EP, Retromodern, which just came out on Tommy Boy Records?

INDICA: So, far I feel that the EP has been well received from the people who have heard it and I believe it will continue to grow as the year goes.  I’ve received some great feedback so far from fans and industry professionals.The process of making the EP was fun, so I am hoping that excitement would is reflected in each of the tracks and the overall all EP!

Q:  You have a lot of fans, particularly those who like to dance. Can you describe the feeling behind the EP?

A: The project as a whole is titled RETROMODERN, the album has a futuristic 80’s concept and combines retro instrumentals with modern melodies and flows. This project has electronic, R&B, acoustic, hip-hop and dance elements weaved in throughout it.  I think there is something for everyone on this EP.

Q: You opened for August Alsina. How was that show?

A: While it wasn’t my first time performing at the House of Blues, this experience was by far, really cool!  I had fun performing front of some of his fans. Even though they didn’t know who I was — they still seemed to enjoy and reacted positively to the music and to my performance.  It was also cool for to me to be among other artist like Rotimi, performing.

INDICA GOT RAVE REVIEWS WHEN HE OPENED FOR AUGUST ALSINA. COURTESY 7TH AGENCY

Q: Who produced your EP?

A: Andrew Luce produced the entire new album RETROMODERN. We connected online and then started working together in the studio a short while later. He and I like to experiment and try various sounds and flows that are out of the box and often time out of each of our comfort zones, RETROMODERN is definitely a reflection of that, particularly for me.  He’s a bit laid back and chilled like me, but highly creative and fun to work with.  We’re back in the lab (studio) and have a lot of unreleased music that we are working on right now.  Soon to be released!

Q: What first sparked your interest in working with dance music and who are some of your past and current musical  influences?

A: Daft Punk, Tame Impala and Rick James inspired the groovy dance elements in my new EP.  Follow me @theindica.