Kristian Nairn’s Travel Profile on SunCity Paradise
Last month, Sean Ritchie from SunCity Paradise caught up with DJ / producer Kristian Nairn for an exclusive interview. The pair discussed Nairn’s DJ career, new music, traveling for his career, and much more. Check out some of the exclusive interview below, but be sure to visit SunCityParadise.com for the full interview!
SR: Now, what was your first real exposure to music? How did you get inspired to create your own and eventually pursue it as part of your career?
KN: My mother. She forced me to play the piano when I was a child. She realized that it would be a really good foundation for other instruments. I enjoyed playing and I took to it very quickly. For some reason, I could always pick up other instruments very quickly after that. It was a really good foundation for a musical career. As I got better and better, and older and older, it became a way of life.
I couldn’t really imagine doing anything that wasn’t connected to music. I wasn’t sensible as a teenager. I didn’t really spread my interests to other things. People always say, “Don’t put your eggs in one basket.” But, I just knew I would be working in music or entertainment. There was no other way for me. So, I funneled all my energy into that. It’s seemed to have paid off in the end, although it wasn’t an immediate thing. I had to have patience. I’m definitely glad I hung in there.
SR: The things that mean something always take time. It’s great to see all that hard work pay off. I’m definitely a fan of your music. Touching on your latest release, the sizable track “Bigger” on Radikal Records, how excited are you for it to be out? What was your thought process behind it? I know it’s been out a short while, but how’s it been received so far?
KN: I really wanted to create a track that reflects my set at the moment. I loved the tracks I created a few years ago, but I haven’t really played them in my set. That didn’t feel right, so I created “Bigger”. It took a while. We fused together different types of music until we found a sound that was cohesive. I found a formula that I can now take, use and expand for other tracks, as well. I now have a formula that I can follow and it’s my own sound. That’s really important.
SR: I’m the same way when I visit certain locations. Now, into your personal travels a bit. When you do have some downtime and are looking to get away, are you more of a beach guy or are you looking more for adventure in a city?
KN: I’m definitely a mountains getaway guy. I do like the beach. Sometimes I crave a beach holiday, but I don’t tend to take them [often]. I did a gig in Iceland a couple of months ago just to go there again, and the minute I left I wanted to go back. It’s just the most beautiful place with fantastic scenery. The people are incredibly friendly. I just felt at home there. It felt like a very cleansing place. I crave going back there. That’s going to be my next holiday, I think. It won’t be an adventure type of holiday, but one where I’ll be able to get my thoughts together.
Nairn’s latest single “Bigger” is available for digital purchase on all major platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Bandcamp. The single will also be available to stream on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.
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