On the Radar: HRMNY
by Annette Lucero

With the Minnesotan frozen tundra finally thawing in time for spring(?), summer(?) (who knows), San Holo’s vibe pulls us all toward a fast-approaching festival season. The LOFT is set to dance to experimental future bass and trap this upcoming Saturday, and SIMshows couldn’t be more excited to host it. A diversified local lineup makes it all the more interesting, as JT&T, Paul Chang and HRMNY will each grace the stage before San Holo. Home-grown talent HRMNY recently sat down with SIMshows, and we have to say, we loved the quick run-down of their A-game.

Created by Alex Schmitt and Cole Timko, HRMNY is the byproduct of a spontaneous back-to-back, house-party set. The duo recognized their seamless flow, and decided to explore additional creative outlets through production and DJing. Citing influences such as Seven Lions, Porter Robinson, Illenium and REZZ, Alex Schmitt and Cole Timko are currently in the process of tailoring their unique sound. As HRMNY notes,

“Future bass holds the majority of our production at the moment, but we have some unreleased Dubstep, Deep House, and some flat out weird sh*t we aren’t sure what to do with yet. We started our new alias very recently so we only have one song released thus far, however, we have plenty of more tracks to come!”

As for what to expect at their set this upcoming Saturday night? A HRMNY of typically clashing styles. While Cole Timko holds DJ roots in Future Bass and Dubstep, Alex Schmitt pays his respects through Tropical and Progressive House. HRMNY knows their balancing act is uncalled for, yet they could care less about the challenge:

“We want to bring large amounts of energy to whatever venue we’re at. Like any new local artist, we usually won’t have a bunch of lights and CO2 while we play, so we want to keep things as entertaining as possible. That’s why we freestyle every set to stay fresh. We really enjoy making every set a journey, so our playlists are meticulously organized but never pre-determined. Like we touched on before, you’ll hear a crazy variety of styles in our set, but we strive to make it flow in a way that leaves people feeling like they experienced something. We use music to be who we dream of being, which allows us to connect to those who are listening because we know that they all have dreams as well. We are especially excited to play the Dark Room at San Holo because first of all: he’s great. Secondly: we feel like the vibes in the dark room have always fit our style. The crowd in there is supportive of every artist and the place gets wild. We love it.”

“Our favorite part about our journey is meeting people with similar interests. Especially those who are pursuing something that is unique and creative. If you like our set, come say ‘Hi’; we want to meet you. If you don’t like our set….come say ‘Hi’; we still want to meet you!”

HRMNY’s presence at The Loft with San Holo this Saturday night is a set to be witnessed, but tickets for this amazing show are becoming slim. Make sure to grab your tickets here before they’re gone. And if you’re trying to win tickets, share our interview post on Facebook and comment your favorite local right now; you may be the lucky one to win a free ticket!

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