Sunburn is a form of radiation that affects the living tissue. SNBRN is a musician from LA scene that continues to affect music listeners. House of Hearts had a chance to interview Kevin Chapman formally known as SNBRN recently and here it is. Enjoy!
Q. Hey Kevin! The last time you performed in Philadelphia was back in October at the Electric Factory with the The Chainsmokers, Speaker of the House, Yacht Club, and Luca Lush. What was that experience like for you?
Being on my first bus tour with good friends was a surreal moment for me. The show was next level and will never forget it.
Q. You will be back in Philadelphia March 3rd performing at Coda. What are you most looking forward to?
I’m dying for a Philly cheese steak lol
Q. What place outside of your hometown has given you the most inspiration for your music?
The underground scene right now in Brazil has really opened my eyes to new possibilities with music and sets. But OG inspiration had to come from Moby and Fatboy Slim.
Q. Whose idea was it to incorporate instruments at your live sets? Still planning to do that?
I’m still working that one out, but I would love to have a drum machine in my future sets.
Q. You were in some bands during your high school years. Is there a band name that sticks out?
Ohhh absolutely everything from reggae to punk to metal. Pepper, Killswitch Engage, Rise Against, Pennywise, Sublime
Q. You started to get serious about music in 2010. What made you decide to start taking it seriously at that time?
At that time I was a film major and hating every minute of it. Making dance music was an escape for me and I had a realization that I wanted to do this a career, however I could. Dropped out of film school and went straight into audio engineering within a month.
Q. What is next for SNBRN in the future?
I want to really spend this next year working on as much music as I can. I want the genre divide for me to be broken and tackle stuff I haven’t tried making before.
Q. You have remixed some awesome 90’s songs. What is the process to usually put one together in the studio?
First step is securing a clean acapella. There's been songs I’ve really wanted to remix but the acapella doesn’t exist. Next is figuring out the key and rewriting the chord progression. Last is trying different sounds and seeing where I want to take the track.
Written by Daniel Colon