Interview & Review
French Kiss has this beautiful voice mixed with a fun riff that captures your attention throughout the whole song. On top of that, Janne Kaarto, DJ for Curved, is just an overall nice person. He loves what he is doing and sees making music as a hobby…. Just like how I like to say blogging as a hobby. However, his hobby could totally become something bigger than that, and I am excited to see how this goes for him.
“My biggest musical influences are Van Halen (especially Sammy Hagar period), Marillion, Dio, Queen, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and of course today’s artists Deadmau5 and The Prodigy.” Hearing this unique variety of influences, it’s no wonder why I like Curved the moment I heard him on Meet the Underground. He loves music, “from childhood to (now)” he makes these amazing tracks just for the pure pleasure. Although to me, he sounds like an EDM artist, he actually considers himself as an electronic artist. Janne says, “I play guitar and bass but electronic music fascinates because computers give you unlimited possibilities for creating music.”
His newest and biggest song French Kiss has gotten him on a Big EDM, as well as over 100K stream on Spotify. Kaarto says about the reception to his newest song is a “happy surprise. It has succeeded well considering that I am a completely independent artist without any support from record companies. It is my first track that has been taken to the official Spotify playlist.”
Janne is working on two new songs for the upcoming tracks, “the compositions are complete and now I need to find vocalists (for) these tracks.” The mood in the tracks is “pretty chill future bass” kind of music. He is unsure about a whole album, but maybe an EP….. “I don’t know if I’m ready for (a) LP.” JK says his music is unique because of his “musical roots,” referring to how he tries to find “the perfect rock bass line like ‘John Deacon.’“…….. However, for his new music will sound different, because “the bass (will usually) fall behind and the synthesizer replaces it.”
French Kissed (instrumental): ★★★★★
French Kiss: ★★★★★
French Kiss: ★★★★★