EDM Sauce had the opportunity to interview singer-songwriter Kyler England. She's best known for her recent collaboration with Tiesto on his Summer hit “Take Me.” But this is definitely not her first collaboration in the EDM world as she has already previously worked with names such as Alexander Popov, Miss Nine, Cosmic Gate and has been featured in Armin Van Buuren's famous A State of Trance Radio Show. We had the chance to discuss with Kyler her current projects, the collaboration with Tiesto and her opinion on the Electronic Dance Music worldwide.
EDM Sauce: What was your first EDM collaboration?
Kyler: My first EDM collaboration was with Roger Shah back in 2009 with the track “Change Your Mind.” I wrote the song while I was stuck in traffic driving in LA on the 405. I recorded the vocals and sent it to him and after that, the bug bit me and I knew I wanted to do more.
EDM Sauce: Tell us a little bit more about your other collaborations and eventually your collaboration with Tiesto.
Kyler: A part of my side projects was being featured in Armin Van Buuren‘s A State of Trance radio which brought me to a much higher audience. I also did a track with Tenishia called “Attention.” I was able to complete my first solo album in 2011 Electronic Hum, which is a mix of acoustic guitar and piano blended with keyboard chords. My world got all together in that album and collaborating with DJ's started everything for me.
It has been such a pleasure to be on the track with Tiesto, he's a legend. I'm a huge fan of his music and it was a huge honor to work with him. When I got back the final production of the song, it was beautiful and a dream come true. I started to see the magnitude of this song when I go on Twitter and receive messages from people from all over the world congratulating and saying how much they love the track.
EDM Sauce: Is there a possibility of working with him on another track?
Kyler: Yes, actually I am working on a new song with him. I am almost done with the vocals and I hope he likes it and I am looking forward to it.
EDM Sauce: You are also a 1/4 of the band The Rescues. Tell us a little bit more about that and other projects you are working on.
Kyler: The Rescues is made up of four lead singers and writers. We started all solo and eventually started writing together and have great chemistry. Its such a fun project. We are not actively touring at the moment because we all have children now but we are working on a new record to come out in January, more acoustic. I am also in two other duos, one of them with a friend who produced my album, and working on a couple of electronic songs as well, and finally a Kyler England solo project EP.
EDM Sauce: What are your thoughts on the EDM scene worldwide and where do you think its going?
Kyler: Its hard to tell where things are going. I think its awesome its having such a boom worldwide and it also influences other genres even more. I think it reflects where we are as humanity at the moment, where we live in a world of organic creatures but we are so highly dependent on technology. In other genres you meet with other musicians in person and while in electronica you don't meet the Dj in person. Its such an international Job most of them living in all different places in the world it feels like its appropriate to be in your own space and using modern technology to create songs. EDM is a part of who we are. We are becoming a more electronic based species, and its such an inspiring genre of a music.
EDM Sauce: So when your not working, what are your other passions besides music?
Kyler: I love the outdoors. I grew up in North Carolina so I am used to be outside as much as I can. I love hiking and LA is amazing for it. When I have free time, I just want to get up in the mountain and breathe fresh air. Family is a huge part of my time now that I am a mom too. I am so passionate about being a mom and trying to be the best example for my daughter and supporting women at the same time. Moms are so brave and its so rewarding.
Below you can watch Kyler's Music Video for “Rise Like Smoke,” a track from her album Electronic Hum, and her collaboration track with Tiesto “Take Me.”