Kill the Buzz, real name Adithya Nanuru, began making music at the age of 10, igniting a passion that would eventually see him playing to some of the biggest crowds in the world and alongside some of the biggest names in electronic music. The Breda-based producer has climbed the progressive house ladder right to the top and is now reaching the lofty heights after receiving well deserved praise from the community and valiant support from the titans of the upper reaches, a cast that includes artists such as Dannic and Sander van Doorn, as well as the legendary David Guetta and Hardwell.
His latest collab with Hardwell, “Still The One” is out now on “Hardwell & Friends EP Vol.02” and is one of the most popular songs on the EP.
We got a chance to ask Kill The Buzz some hard-hitting questions (not really) and he also shared this crazy hour long mix. Check them both out below and make sure to keep up with Kill The Buzz on his socials!
Where'd the name come from!?
The Name Kill The Buzz comes from the time when I had just signed my first track Party Hard on the label Revealed Recordings. Back then it was the number 1 track in the DMC World Buzz Chart for more than a week. I didn’t have an artist name yet and it stood there on that spot as “ID – Party Hard”. I thought what better way to kill that Buzz by becoming Kill The Buzz.
What got you into making music, specifically Electronic Dance Music?
I’ve been playing instruments since I was a little kid. I started at the age of 6 or 7 and started playing the recorder flute. I knew back then I had a thing for music and when I started playing Percussion in a marching band and the Piano at the age of 8 I definitely knew music is what I want for the rest of my life.
I played multiple instruments, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Trumpet and after High School I attended the Conservatory; Academy of Music. I dropped out after 1 year since I wasn’t feeling happy with the things I learned. Before I became a producer and around the time I went to the Conservatory I played in a cover band. After a few years I suggested that we should start writing our own music. Unfortunately a couple of other band members weren’t into making our own music and the band started to fall apart. I was always fond of Hardstyle, Hardcore since I was a kid. Electronic Dance Music really got my attention after hearing groups like Daft Punk and especially after watching the DVD Tiësto in Concert.
When/What was it that finally made you decide to produce EDM for a living?
After signing a couple of tracks to Revealed Recordings I started to become a bit more serious about making music. My final dream would be to become a producer who works with all sort of artists. From Dance to Pop it doesn’t matter to me. But the decision to focus on EDM came after Hardwell asked me to open up his I Am Hardwell world tour. I saw the reaction of the crowd, the energy all around the world. Since my love for Electronic music started with Trance & Hardstyle, the Big Room sound fitted perfect in the Electronic Dance Music that I want to create.
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?
– Daft Punk
– Pharrel Williams
– Max Martin
– Armin van Buuren
– John Legend
– Alicia Keys
Who are some artists you are listening to now?
– Cheat Codes
– Dante Klein
– Chris Brown
– Cash Cash
– Major Lazer
Thanks for the mix! What goes into making a mix like this, and what are some songs in this mix that stand out to you?
A lot of energy and tracks that I like to play during a set or listen to when I am at home.
For me the track that really stands out is of course my latest single with Hardwell feat. Max Collins – Still The One and two other tracks:
1. Garmiani feat. Julimar Santos – Fogo
2. Avancada vs Darius & Finlay – Xplode (Grahham Bell & Yoel Lewis Remix)
Garmiani is always on point with powerful and energetic Big Room drops. With Fogo he really hit the spot for me. I just dropped a club banger with Badd Dimes called Dirty Drums and this Fogo track really follows up with that Carnival Brazilian drum vibe.
The Xplode (Grahham Bell & Yoel Lewis Remix) for me is a beautiful classic anthem with a huge trance drop. Like I said, I have a huge love for Trance since I was just a young kid so this one fits perfect in my mix.
What are some things you like to do in your spare time when not making music?
I like to hang out with my friends every Monday evening. It became a regular hangout night during our University time. Besides that I like to go to the Gym to work out & become fit in between touring. And besides that I like to spend my time at home with my parents, sisters and of course my girlfriend.
Favorite home-cooked meal?
Nasi Goreng with Rendang.
Favorite Junk Food?
Big Tasty without Bacon & Tomato
Follow Kill The Buzz
Cover Photo Credit: Floris Heuer