Kids These Days Speak On “Trap House Rock”
It’s been a big 12 months for Chicago’s Kids These Days. Since filling Reggie’s for their album release party, tearing down stages at SXSW, and capping off the summer with a set at Lollapalooza, the recent high school graduates have gone from a local band to a national upstart. While more and more people discover their debut project, Hard Times, Kids These DAys are currently wrapping up their new set, Trap House Rock.
It’s something new, that’s definitely something I could say. It’s something new,” Kids These Days singer and guitarist Liam Cunningham told RH shortly before a set at Lincoln Hall. “We’ve been saying for a while that we combined covers together, but that’s not exactly what it is. That doesn’t do it justice.”
“Sampling,” adds Kids These Days emcee Vic Mensa. “That’s what it is, live music sampling. We have the ability to do a lot with those samples. Kanye takes old soul samples, speeds them up a bunch so the voices sound like chipmunks and it sounds amazing. What we can do is, we can replay a sample and in doing that you can switch something, you can change a line, you can modulate it to be exactly what you want it to be for that song. So what we do with Trap House Rock is take samples from a bunch of well known, mostly older songs, soul joints, funk songs, some old rock, old hip hop stuff and we sample them and put them into Chicago circa 2011. It’s gonna be mad dope, dude. I thiink it’s gonna be something that people aren’t really ready for.