Vertile (Mees van den Berg) & Demi Kanon (Demi Kanon) went to the studio together, which ended in a master hit ‘How I Do It’. A special collaboration that worked out really well. We wondered how this collab came about, the creative process behind it, their friendship, and more. Get to know more about this collab and the boys themselves in this exclusive video interview.
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The past two years haven’t always been easy for the boys, Vertile (Mees van den Berg) sees the past two years as ups and downs. They are both very much looking forward to the coming festival season which seems to be really happening now.
THE PROCESS OF HOW I DO IT & A CLOSE FRIENDSHIP
The collab “How I Do It” started two years ago already, the track at that time was very different from the version they finally released now. They even changed the vocals!
What is so special about this collab is that you can hear Demi’s melodic side very strongly in the track, and Vertile’s harder sounds. That’s probably the reason why these sounds fit together so well, because it all flows together nicely.
It may have taken them two years to release the track, but they still finished it quickly according to Demi. “Sometimes I just visited his house to finish the collab and then we didn’t do anything,” says Demi laughing. Yet when they worked together on the track, they had no problems with the collaboration or the creation of the track “actually everything went naturally, we’re actually close friends now”.
When we ask if the boys became friends out of making music together, but they had become friends even before the collab. They can talk really well together, actually always about “random stuff” according to Mees.
NEW DEMI KANON STUDIO & VERTILE, THE CREATIVE MASTERMIND
Besides the studio he has outside his home, Demi has been hard at work on a brand new studio in his home for the last few months. It has taken him a lot of work but it does give him the space to also be able to produce at home instead of always having to go to a location to produce. So he sees it as a bit of a “luxury problem”.
In addition to this new studio, Demi is also working on creating a new sound alongside the current Demi Kanon sound. The track ‘Activate’ is the beginning of the “futuristic” sound as Demi says. So in the near future, we can expect more tracks like Activate, but he’s not saying goodbye to the familiar Demi Kanon sound.
So, Vertile is known for doing pretty much everything himself. He plays guitar, sings, puts together his own livestreams, makes all his own artworks, you name it and he can do it. We wondered if he learned all this himself and what the motivation behind it is.“I just really like creating stuff and the technical process of it”, says Mees. “I’m kind off a nerd”, sometimes he even spends 15 to 16 hours a day creating stuff and only goes to bed at 6 o’clock.
At the moment he has full control over everything he puts out. Yet he also admits that he has to start handing things over, especially now that the festival summer is coming up and his bookings are increasing, he no longer has time to make everything himself.
EXCITING UPCOMING FESTIVALSEASON
Both are working hard to have a lot of music ready for the events that can finally start again, they are both looking forward to this. Demi’s first booking is the kick-off of the festival season REBiRTH Festival and Vertile his first booking is in Finland with Rawfare as a sequel. So, I definitely recommend you to check out these two gentlemen’s performances this coming festival season!