(This interview done originally with publicdescription.com in 2014 )
I’ve been a fan of Vindata for a long while now. I was first introduced to them by my Phoenix FM presenter; Vixter, who has been fiercely supporting Vindata for a long while. Regularly playing their tracks and telling anyone who will listen that they will be the next big thing, so how smug are we now that BBC Radio 1 have only just caught up and started playing one of their tracks off their next EP which was aired on Skream & Benga.
You will be blown away by this LA based duo too. Take my word.
Elle: For our readers could you tell me who forms Vindata and how you guys formed?
Vindata: Vindata is made up of Branden Ratcliff and Jared Poythress. We met through mutual friends around 2007. We started this project in 2010 after realizing how much our musical background and upbringing we had in common.
Elle: How would you describe your music style?
Vindata: We have a very broad range. It’s mostly based off what we’re feeling at any given time. Some call it Future Bass, Future R&B, Chill trap or whatever name they just created. We actually like not being bound by a specific genre. It gives us plenty of room to grow as artist.
Elle: What is your musical influence?
Vindata: Well, we grew up in Church so Gospel definitely had a huge impact on both of us. But we also have roots in Hip Hop and R&B.
Elle: Who would be your dream collaboration to work with?
Vindata: The Neptunes, Kanye West or Timbaland.
Elle: Which person do you feel you have learned the most from in life?
Branden: My Mother,
Jared: My Father.
Elle: Any plans to come to London soon?
Vindata: Hopefully, London has always been one of the places we wanted to visit first. We really respect and admire London’s appreciation for the arts.
Elle: What can we expect to see from Vindata?
Vindata: We finished our second EP titled “…For One To Follow”. Have been really excited for this, as it further elaborates our path we’ve chosen and what we’re currently feeling.