The underground experimental trap scene just wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for Josh Kucharczak, also known by his lively production alias JKuch. The Buffalo, New York producer has been simmering in the underbelly of the SoundCloud community for years now, but has had his last several releases garner major notoriety and wide-reaching support throughout the industry. Now, he’s used the recent spare down-time to create heaps of new music, and also be the 110th installment in our guest mix & interview series. Featuring a mix full of tracks from the likes of G Jones, Protial, Tek Genesis, and more, this is not a mix to be missed! Check out the interview and mix in full for yourself below!
What’s the bass music culture like in Buffalo?
It’s very big on dubstep and house music. It’s a small enough EDM scene here that I feel musicians can throw good shows for the most part. Buffalo has a few really big colleges and there are a lot of students that come from NYC to go to school here which is a great opportunity to pull in new audiences.
You have a very distinct bounciness to your tracks that really makes them stand out. How do you achieve that consistently?
I’m not really sure about a specific bounciness. I usually just try different types of rhythms and patterns, I don’t really have a specific technique behind it.
What non-music activities are you doing to stay busy during these times?
Mostly spending time with my grandfather who I live with. If not that I’d be taking classes on production/vocals or playing my xbox. I also just started watching Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure a few days ago.
Just want to see more unique music I guess and see people with their own style. I find a lot of that already to be honest but it’s always good to have more.
What do you believe is most important right now in the music community?
Hmm I’m not really sure. Just want to see more unique music I guess and see people with their own style. I find a lot of that already to be honest but it’s always good to have more.
Do you have any upcoming live streams planned?
I don’t want to say too much just because I really am trying to get it all situated and every time I have tried streaming I get disconnected quite a bit. I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up if my set up won’t really let me. Hopefully soon I’ll try messing in twitch and just do some production for people to watch.
Have you had any issues staying productive and motivated during the quarantine?
No actually I’m very fortunate to be in a position where I can work on music so much more now. I’ve been trying to make it a routine to work on music as much as I can.
If you could go anywhere when quarantine is over, what would be the first place you’d visit and why?
I’d go to Florida where I’m originally from just because I was supposed to visit my parents this year already so I need to see them when I can.
Any big upcoming releases that you’d like to talk about today?
I have two songs coming out this month one being self released and a day after is a track on Night Owl Collective’s Feel Trip Vol 3.
I happen to know a lot of the musicians which makes it special as well.
Tell us about the mix you prepared for us today!
It is a mix of tracks that have helped inspire some of my music. Mostly experimental trap. I happen to know a lot of the musicians which makes it special as well.
jxmvvis – kinfolktokes;~
tek genesis – lost signal
JKuch – Don’t You Forget About Me
tek genesis & t1r – ID
TaDa x Too Much – Lean Widdit
ellipsis – ID
G Jones -See Right Through
JKuch – Tempo (feat. patches)
Quiet Bison – Silk
tobi lou – 17cg
Protial – Interlinked
HWLS – 005 (halpe remix)
Herzeloyde – Narrative
JKuch – Mira
Hapa – Shkuurrrrp