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Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Al Geiner

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A Look into the Music of EDM artist and Children’s book Author Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron and her band Side FX is a high-energy, 2-time Top 20 Billboard chart-topping deep house sound with placements on Billboard Dance Club, Hot AC, AC, CMJ, AAA, DJ Times, FMQB music charts.  

 Kim Cameron, who performed twice for the NFL (Giants, Redskins) to over 75,000, performed for the National League (Marlins Baseball), toured across the U.S., Caribbean & Europe and China, & awarded Best Female Emerging Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Live Performance, Silver Medal, Global Music Awards, Semi-Finalists Song of the Year, Winner Accolade Global Film Competition, Best Dance Song, and Winner of American Songwriting award. 

Recently, Kim was an award winner for her musical ‘Her Story‘ by the New York Screenplay as well as the Amsterdam Film Festival. She was also asked to perform at the Xiamen Music Festival in China, receiving an International Exchange Award being the only female asked to perform.  You can hear her in stores across the globe and on radio and TV (Bravo, CMTV, Fox Sports, MTV, Discovery, MUN2).

       

What first got you into music?

My dad was a big Elvis and Cat Steven’s fan.  He played records almost every night in the living room.  I remember, fondly, the way we danced together. He had quite the collection of 45 singles at the time. Boxes and boxes.  By the time I had reached the 2nd grade, I was in band, learning how to play the clarinet and performing in a musical at school.

Who inspired you to make music?

After years in a cover band, I was inspired by a family event.  My brother in law had been diagnosed with cancer and it hit the family hard.  We never saw that coming. And, it was bad. I ended up writing out and singing about those feelings.  I turned into a song and decided I wanted to record it. After finding the right producer – which took a couple of tries, a song was born.  I was addicted from that point on.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

With 350 songs under my belt, I cover a wide range. I mostly known for my electro house, house and deep house tunes.  But, with the new animation film (Seaper Powers) coming out, I may become more know for children’s songs!

What is your creative process like?

I consider myself a storyteller.  Most of my songs are about my personal experiences and feelings, but sometimes, like ‘Didn’t Know I was Fallin’ is someone else’s story.  So, ultimately, people inspire me.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Shallou, Bob Sinclar – both have super cool sounds.

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Hard….but maybe Kygo would be fun, but there are so many great artists out there.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

I guess, I will be singing, writing and dancing until you tell me to stop.

 Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

I used to all the time, but, I guess living in Miami Beach where I do two showers a day..I just do not hang in the shower long enough

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would probably be a full time movie maker.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

It’s created a lot of noise, but at the same time, a lot of opportunity for new artists.  Unless we move the model to complete streaming, I am afraid the music business will struggle to stay above ground.

What is your favourite song to perform?

Let Me Ask You because it is such a flirtatious song and instantly has people dancing. I love seeing people moving.  Makes me smile.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Every time I go on tour I get into some kind of trouble…I am a kid at heart, so…..

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Never to give up and keep practicing, rehearsing. It only makes you better, stronger.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I wish people were more honest and trustworthy.

What’s next for you?

Loads of touring next year…and I cannot wait!!!

How important is the current climate crisis to you and how do you think  you could help? 

It’s only a crisis if we don’t all try to help out.  Drives me crazy when I run on the beach and see trash. I am always picking up the trash and wondering why people right in front of me, are not doing the same.  It’s about us acting individually. Even the smallest thing can help.

 

Follow Kim all over Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/SideFXandKimCameron

https://www.instagram.com/KimCameron_Sidefx/

https://www.pinterest.com/sidefx/



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