Get familiar with Hy-Tekk Productions. An EDM production company based out of Kansas City. Hy-Tekk has managed to progress from underground house parties occupied by 150 people to top quality productions drawing thousands of people in the matter of just two years. Check out their exclusive interview below with WCM as they give us the spill on their come-up. Enjoy #BASSXWHEATheads
For those not aware, could you please drop knowledge on what Hy-Tekk Productions embodies as a company?
Hy-Tekk Productions is a Kansas City grassroots production company that was founded by Chris Otter and Mike Jones in January of 2010. Our goal is to continuously progress the EDM culture in any way possible, through promoting, influencing, and lending a hand to the regional EDM scene; while at the same time hosting events involving world class talent mixed with some of the highest production quality around.
Over the past few years electro-music has increasingly gained attention and popularity while reaching a wider audience. Do you feel the electric music scene should stay more underground or continue its progression to mass appeal?
We feel Electronic Music going main stream is a positive progression. For many years, there has been a negative connotation on EDM culture and it’s following in America. When, in reality, it is just a bunch of people who want to dance, listen to music and have a good time while listening to dance music. It is safe to say that EDM, like most types of music, will always have it is underground artist and events but it is time for its genres to take off in America like it has in the UK.
Give us your definition of a Basshead.
A BASSHEAD is anyone who loves bass music!
How do you feel your group contributes in pushing electro-music creatively and musically?
We are involved with assisting several production/promotion companies around the nation in a number of ways. Recently we have been working with AEG, PIPELINE, MAMMOTH, GLOBAL DANCE, MCP PRESENTS, and C3. We often suggest artist to book, assist with partial artist management/bookings, help with branding, street teaming, promotions and more. We also have a video crew, NEZ Productions, whom produces videos as well as conducts interviews for a number of large artists. We also put out a FREE EP each quarter consisting of a handful of Midwest regional producers titled ‘HY-TEKK HEAVY HITTERS’
Where can people find out information on upcoming Hy-Tekk events?
You can find information about Hy-Tekk Productions and our events by stopping into our website at www.hy-tekk.com or by seaching for Hy-Tekk Productoins on Facebook, Youtube, 4square, or pretty much any other online networking site. (TWITTER : @HY_TEKK )
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List Top 5 concerts you’ve experienced in KC?
To date, our favorite concerts in Kansas City have been: DayGlow 2012 ( UPTOWN THEATER ), Global Dub Festival 2011 ( MIDDLAND THEATER ), SKRILLEX 2011 ( BEAUMONT ), & Global Dance Festival 2010 (MIDLAND THEATER)
Much respect. Lets keep building and last words for the people?
Thank you very much for the coverage. The world of EDM is beautiful and ever changing; there is something out there in it for you!