Kiings are a Milwaukee-based production/DJ duo composed of musical chemists, Sean Foran and Chris Siegel. The group came onto the electronic scene with their debut single “Explain Myself” and the accompanying, viral music video. When not touring, Kiings has been preparing their debut record and unleashing tracks to the world, including a remix of James Vincent McMorrow’s “Cavalier.”
Kiing’s featured track “The Storm” has been on repeat all summer at Cameo HQ. Dreams come true and we caught up with Sean and Chris to chat about musical inspirations and favorite fast food joints.
What’s your favorite link on the internet right now?
Chris: The internet is a constant source of inspiration for me, particularly in discovering new music. One local Milwaukee DJ’s mix show has been on repeat all week — Tarik Moody’s Rhythm Lab Radio.
Sean: Hillydilly.com & old Howard Stern episodes on YouTube.
If you could watch anyone from history’s Cameo, who would it be?
Sean: Malcolm X
Chris: Diversity, innovation, open-mindedness, peace, love, art, and Checker’s (the fast food chain that is).
Best film score ever?
Sean: “The Godfather” Chris: A toss up between “Superfly”, “Taxi Driver”, “Garden State”, and the newest of the bunch — “Drive”. I must say a lot of people slept on that “Osmosis Jones” soundtrack, though (The St. Lunatics and Solange, man.)
Who are three people that have inspired your music?
Chris: The Clash, James Brown, Pharrell Williams
Sean: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Timbaland
If your house was burning down, what’s the one thing you would grab?
Sean: Jimmy the dog, carrying my laptop on his back.
Chris: There’s a good chance I’d crash through the window with my laptop, external hard drives, and Blue microphone in hand (while hoping my sneaker collection would take note).
What will your first Cameo be about?
Chris: Kiings in the studio making assorted looney tunes.
Sean: Sonics and the nature of the universe.
Best concert venue on earth?
Chris: My favorite concert venue to date is the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, WI (where the monstrosity of a music festival known as Summerfest occurs). We opened for A-Trak/Dessa last year for and Girl Talk/Robert Delonge this June. On side note, this marble quarry near Verbania, Italy where Clark played would be quite ill.
Tell us about the last video you shot on your phone?
Chris: Graffiti sightings in Brooklyn.
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