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Landry: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

The components of life. Inspiration and passion are what drive me to continue doing what I love most.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

An overly obsessed trance fan with the desire to make a difference in the industry

Why do you do what you do?

At the end of the day, Trance music is the sole reason I’m involved in this industry.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I use to listen to guys like Benny Benassi, Boyz Noize Basshunter & DJ Splash when I was in high school but it all started for me when I had heard a recording of A State Of Trance 450. Some of my high school friends had introduced it to me and ever since that day I’ve been hooked.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I’ve had it fairly easy so far but as odd as it may sound, I’m my own worst enemy. I haven’t always had the greatest work ethics and I’m certainly a professional procrastinator. It took time to over come it but I certainly owe a lot to the guys at DNA Presents, I’ve learned a lot from them. And of course my family, can’t forget about them.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I got a large chunk of my inspiration from my grandfather. He’s extremely hard working, very successful and certainly supportive of my dreams. He pushed me into starting OTS Productions when I wasn’t sure if it was a smart move at the time.

 

I’ve had a few people tell me that I’ve inspired them oddly enough. The absolute best is when people tell me that my dedication to Trance music has inspired them to follow their dreams in another industry. It’s amazing that people can feed off my passion to help fuel their desire to be successful in their own way. I’m always urging people to take a leap of faith and pursue what they really want deep down.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

HA, I’ve made many mistakes since day one. If I had to choose one though, it would be putting too much trust into people. I’ve learnt that if you want something done right, do it yourself. You will always have to trust certain people but I try my best to never put myself in a position where I’m relying on someone. Always have a backup plan.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I have A LOT of upcoming projects actually. Musically, I’m in the studio weekly working on new music. My good friend Tidal & I are always working on new stuff, trying to perfect our sound. I also have a track with my homie Tundo that should be out soon.

 

For OTS Productions, we’re always coming up with new concepts to make our shows unique and different from the rest. We’re hoping to start bringing in some fresh talent throughout the summer. I can’t say too much other than 2014 is certainly looking like a solid year for the Ottawa Trance family!

 

 

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

 

Take risks! No matter what anyone says, anything is possible. It always starts as a dream but if you have enough dedication and are willing to work for it, anything can become a reality.

 

Also patience is key. I still have a ton to accomplish but I didn’t get to where I am over night. Just because you want something now doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Keep at it and don’t give up.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

To any of you reading this that aren’t necessarily trance fans, give it a chance! Trance has the power to change lives. It can put a smile on your face at the darkest times. It can motivate you like you wouldn’t believe when you’re at a low. There are so many different styles of trance, don’t give up on it so easily.

 

 

Landry: Profile

 

Full name

Kyle Robert Landry

Age

21

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

DJ / Producer / Promoter

How long have you been doing it?

DJing/ Producing Approx 4 Years - Promotions 3 Years

Fav Song

Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock-n-Rolla Remix)

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Musician – Beethoven, Rappers – Strong Arm Steady

Fav Movie

Inception

Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo Dicaprio

Fav Clothing brand

Analog

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videograpehr

Not huge on visual art and photography. I will give a big shout out to Matt Thirdeye, he shoots most of my shows, so much talent.

Fav Sport to watch

Hockey

Fav Sport to play

Hockey

 

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