Exclusive Interview: Tritonal in the Studio
Austin, TX trance outfit Tritonal - comprised of DJs Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed, as well as vocalist Cristina Soto - have made a name for themselves beyond Austin's city limits with recent gigs at some of Europe's largest clubs (Digital Society in Leeds) and events (Gatecrasher in Russia), and Blastro had the chance to check out their studio, chatting with each member for a producer-centric interview.
Meeting in cyberworld on a forum discussing sound design and production, Chad and Dave soon began collaborating.
"At that moment, we knew we could make some great things," Dave says, and he made the move from D.C. to Austin within the year to pursue the project fulltime.
Cristina and Chad already had a working relationship before Dave arrived, and the two DJs feel blessed to have her in their lives. Not only does she have her own fan following, but the tracks she has collaborated on are some of their biggest hits.
"Having Cristina is amazing, first off, because trance - I'm not going to lie - can get kind of boring if you don't have that humanism...that vocal, especially a female vocal," says Dave.
In the studio, the three have really nailed down their methodology for the creative process and can be extremely candid as to whether or not something works.
"Working with Dave and Chad in the studio is constantly evolving, and it's a really positive process," Cristina says. "We're very efficient when we get in there...and pretty pro about the whole thing too."
Releasing a new track every 3-4 weeks for the next eight months, Tritonal is beyond busy, and they're even looking to possibly launch their own record label, along with an artist album.
"2010 is really exciting," Chad says. "We have gigs planned in some places of the world that we've been looking to go for a really long time."