I’m excited, I got to interview one of my favorite people in the scene. If you haven’t heard of Mr. Kitty than you need to take a step back and FUCK YOUR OWN FACE! Mr. Kitty is well know for his dark synth-pop tunes and his own style that goes with it. since 2003 hes been producing music and since then his fan base and sound has grown. This interview was done through email, unfortunately, but it still gave me a chance to get a peek inside his head. The following questions and answers have not been edited, what you see is what you get.
Q: What’s your name and where are you from?
A:”My name is Forrest and I’m currently living in Dallas, TX”
Q: You are well known as Mr. Kitty. Can you give us a brief history on your music? Is there any other current or past projects you are or were in?
A: “I started making music with some friends in 2003. It was a bunch of noise mixed with trance. They didn’t want to do it anymore, but I kept on with it. I started Mr.Kitty in 2005 because I had a lot of material, but no name to release it under. I did IDM/Breakcore until 2010 and then started to do more synth-pop oriented music. My only other project is “Echo Strobes”, which is now defunct.”
Q: Who/what influences your music?
A: “Post-punk, anime, and death.”
Q: I’ve been dying to play a show with you, do you have any good show stories?
A: “During SXSW 2013, I played a show in someone’s living room that was like, eight feet by six feet. There were about 45-50 people crammed into this tiny space just to see me play out of one PA speaker with all of my equipment on a dresser. It was total chaos and there was hot as fuck. I also drank half a bottle of vodka before I played, so there are parts that I don’t remember.”
Q: What line-up was your favorite so far?
A: “All of the shows that I have played with Ritualz have been awesome. That guy is great!”
Q: Is there any artists you wanna meet or play a show with in the future?
A: “I really want to play a show with The Knife.”
Q: What’s the next Mr. Kitty release looking like so far?
A: “I don’t really want to reveal too much about it, but if you liked ‘D E A T H’, then you’ll like this one.”
Q: Favorite venue to play at?
A: “I don’t really have a favorite. I do like playing at houses though.”
Q: Favorite food?
A: “Pizza is my religion.”
Q: Are you on a record label at the moment?
A: “At the moment, no. I really wish I could be signed to 4AD.”
Q: Do you have one song in particular that you wrote that you find to be really personal?
A: “The song ‘Modern Romance’ has a lot of memories behind it. I get really emotional when I play it. Sometimes, it’s a little overwhelming.”
Q: What are you currently listening to?
A: “I recently rediscovered “The Knife”, so I’ve been digging that. Also, a lot of Depeche Mode and 90s eurodance as well.”
Q: Shout outs?
A: “#shoutout to William of Count Backwards. He’ll be helping with my next music video. Also, #shoutout to Kim Laughton at TIMEFLY for making some awesome next-level, clothing.”
Q: One good reason why people should care about or listen to Mr. Kitty?
A: “I’m making music not only for myself, but for people that have also been through or are experiencing what I have. If I can make a mutual connection with anyone through past experiences or make someone feel better with what I’ve created, then I am satisfied.”