In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of so many incredible trap producers spanning from all across the globe! This week we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk with one of Canada’s up and coming talents, Peter Takis. At 21 years old Peter is already well on his way to establishing his name in the scene, working as resident DJ for Virgin Radio Canada. Along with his partner, he is 1/2 of trap duo Price & Takis. Within the past few months they’ve received attention and support on their music globally accumulating nearly 8,000 supporters on SoundCloud along with over 13,000 followers on Twitter! We had the chance to discuss with Peter about his music and what he has in store for the rest of 2016!
What does your track ‘Hands’ mean to you?
Hands was the first song my partner and I created together. We met in my clothing store, talked music, and had the idea to collab. It turned out to be the record that created our sound & friendship. Price is & probably always will be 10x more talented than me musically. He’s the type of dude to pick up any instrument & make something beautiful. I’m the type to sit on my computer for 6 hours only to punch a wall.
What was it like to work with Zacpoor on this track?
Zacpoor is amazing. Dude has a strong vision for the final product. To be 100% honest, we had some difficulties because we both have such strong opinions, but ultimately he’s a genius & his voice will be allover the world soon enough.
What artists are most influential on your music?
I’m deeply inspired by Kaskade, ZHU, Malaa, 3LAU, and of course DJ Snake. I also believe Vincent is up next, he’s on a wave. Also Lambo is crazy talented and someone from my hometown, Skene, is killing it right now… I guess I’m rambling but I’m inspired by the legends & also dudes hustling for every download. The journey inspires me more than the success I guess!
When did you start producing music?
Started putting out really (embarrassingly) bad hip-hop beats about 4 years ago. My buddy bought an MPC & I loved playing with it.. too bad all my beats were so sample heavy & repetitive (lol). I’m glad I deleted those before my name got out there and I’m glad I started caring about music when I did, this journey is not a short one. Growth for me (personally) is super slow, I’m getting better at a modest pace!
What software do you use to produce?
I use FL & my partner uses Ableton.. which isn’t exactly productive as you can imagine. Everyone is telling me to learn Ableton but truthfully, I tried and it stressed me out (lol).. boom back to the PC.
If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be?
Probably Kaskade.. but I feel like I don’t deserve a dream collab yet.. so in like 5 years my answer is Kaskade. *laughs*
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
This is going to sound so lame, everyone’s going to tweet me mean shit but honestly, I wish I could have super-speed for reading. Most of what I’ve learned marketing wise, music wise, life wise has been from reading biographies and how to books. If I could read 10 books a day, I would.
What can we expect from you in the future?
More Price & Takis dance music & some solo hip-hop music. Price and I have a sound and vibe we have a strong vision for and a rapidly growing fan base, but sometimes personally I want to link with a singer and drop some straight R&B music. No marketing plan, just toss it out. BUT those two worlds must remain separate for my brain to function (lol).
What is the best social media platform to interact with you?
I respond to whatever I catch on Twitter, it’s the easiest way to get a quick response. But I’m pretty easy to find all over!
Do you have anything you want to say to your fans?
I’m just excited that people care about the music. I just want the product to come out high quality and respect the people who have been doing before me. Both brands (solo / Price & Takis) are in their first year of really putting out quality content. It’s important that I stay busy and keep my head down. It’s too easy to be distracted with everyone’s opinions.
You can keep up with Peter and Price & Takis by following them on their Twitters! Also be sure to check out their newest remix of Zara Larsson’s “Never Forget You”!