Interview with Krewella
Chicago trio, Krewella, made up of beautiful sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, and Kris Trindl (Rain man) are currently on their Play Hard tour of North America. Their sound is a mix of electronic and dub-step balanced with soft, melodic vocals. We had the opportunity ask them a few questions before they play here in Toronto at the Veld Music Festival on Saturday August 4th 2012.
Where does the name Krewella come from?
We were sitting around and the name popped into my head, and I liked how it embodied feminitiy and power, and it kind of sounds dark and evil, which has always been a theme in our music.
How did you meet Rainman (Kris)?
I met Kris when I was a junior in highschool, I went to a lot of his metal shows and we partied together a lot and then we started working on side projects together.
What’s it like working with your sister?
We love working together, we have natural chemistry. I think the entire dynamic would be different if we weren’t sisters – we finish each others stuff. Being away on the road all the time, you miss your family but its nice to have someone there with you the whole time.
So you have an EP entitled 6.8.10, what is the significance of that date ?
We all had side gigs, but we decided to quit our jobs and just do music full-time, and 6.8.10 was the day we did that.
You’re from Chicago, a huge electronic music city and the birth place of such artists as Felix the Housecat and Derrick Carter, are there any particular Chicago influences in your music?
We kind of just stay in our basement, and we don’t really collaborate with anyone there. We’re really isolated when we work, but we definitely respect artists from Chicago, like Flostradamus.