What are your names?
Liam Keegan (Not very creative really it’s just my birth name)
What is your genre of music?
House Commercial Dance mainly but I cross into the Pop genre, too
Give us a little bio about you.
UK Producer Liam Keegan became one of the Music Industry’s leading remixers for Commercial Dance Music in the UK and USA working with the Big Four Major Labels (Sony, Universal, EMI, Warner) over the past decade. He has been commissioned to work with artists such as: Clean Bandit, Sia, Carly Rae Jepsen, Usher, Kid Ink, Enrique Iglesias, Guy Sebastian, Foxes, Selena Gomez, Cobra Starship and Katie Perry to name a few. Liam’s mixes have had top radio support from Radio 1 / Kiss FMUK / Capital FM through to Z100 in New York City and Radio stations across the Globe. From remixes through to original productions, Liam is set to release some new music to further define his sound. Liam previously has worked with various artists with his ghost production work and some of his remix’s have been chosen to lead the chart campaigns in territories across the world; some artists have even chosen to perform his remix over their own original versions on their live shows. One of these was Carly Rae Jepsen. Liam’s version of “Run Away With Me” was used in lots of her shows and Liam’s version of Cobra Starship ft Icona “Never Been In Love Before” was the main radio mix in Italy. Liam plays globally, from Miami through to the UK and Ireland, you can view some of his performances below. Lock in to Liam’s various social platforms using the links below.
What made you go into music?
I was at a party when I was 15 and there were a set of decks there. I picked up two Happy Hardcore records and tried to mix them together. Even though I had no idea what I was doing, that was the exact point I knew I wanted to head into the music world.
Are you signed?
No – I have worked for all the major labels in some capacity but I’ve never signed a deal directly with them. I’ve had tracks signed to many Indie dance labels like 418 Music, Carrillo Music, etc….
You are set to release your new single ‘Forever Young’, tell us more about the single.
This single is a callable that’s been a long time in waiting, we did this track a few years back and only now are we finally releasing it.
What is the meaning behind ‘Forever Young’?
It’s all about being young, living life and having fun! One life live it! Pretty much how I live my life
Describe the track in two words.
The single features Burwell, how did the collaboration come about?
My manager at the time, Si, sent the track to me. I really liked it and within a few days had the finished version ready for the world.
Who else did you work with on the Single?
My friend, Chris Rudall, helped with some of the engineering and mastering….he’s a genius!!!
Will we see a music video for the track and if so what can we expect?
Yes! It’s a great fun video that encapsulates the mundane boring working day and leaving it all behind to have fun and stay FOREVER YOUNG!
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
I have around 3 singles I’d like to release before the end of 2020. They are more in my commercial dance/house vibe. One is a remake of a 90’s RnB hit but that’s all I can say right now!
Do you have any online shows coming up?
I have a weekly radio show called ‘The United State of Dance’ and another one called ‘Breakin’ The Rules.’
If so, where can we find the links?
You can hear them on indemandradio.com or on the app search ‘IDRadio’ in the apple store. https://theunitedstateofdance.podbean.com/ https://indemandradio.com/show/liamkeegan
You have produced/remixed tracks for artists/bands well known in the industry, what have you learnt from producing them and working with them?
I’ve mainly ‘Remixed’ tracks for well-known artists/bands more than produced for them, I’ve learnt that a lot of the biggest names are pretty laid back and nice people. Also the management and label reps have been key to help the progression of my skills
What else can we expect in 2020?
3 more singles and I will make some more remixes later in the year also.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up and coming artists?
I’ve been working with a top vocalist called Maddy Carty from London. We will be releasing our third single together later this year.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
I’m quite a fluid person so you can always contact me via my social platforms – Instagram/Facebook/Twitter etc… whether you’re a fellow artist or a fan, I like to put time aside to reply and engage with everyone. That’s how you grow as a person. And I’m always happy to help where I can with advice and tips. My motto is: “if I can help I will.”
Do you play any instruments?
I’m self taught on the piano/keys, other than that I’m more of a computer nerd.
Who are your influences?
There are many from Fleetwood Mac to 70’s Funk/Soul right through to Happy Hardcore music into the realms of Trance/Dance around the era 1994-2000
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I try to take some kind of past experience and expand on that. Also, when I’ve been on tour and you’re in a hotel room looking out to an amazing view, it’s hard not to get inspired, to get the creative juices flowing.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I see myself as more of an established artist more than known for my successful remix career, working towards that grammy one step at a time!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I play and watch a lot of Football (Soccer), Running, Hiking and spending time with my family.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
A lot of trance records around 1997-2000 where the tipping point, Like Binary Finary and DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Armin Van Burren and Dimitri From Paris
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
You can’t please everyone, as an artist especially a relatively new one under the radar you’re always conscious of doing the right thing making everyone happy. But you just have to step back and do the best you can. As in every aspect of your life I guess.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I just say stay hungry, do music you love, stay true to your own sound and don’t get caught up trying to emulate others as you will never be at the front of the line. Most artists are scared of being different but in reality, that’s what all major labels are looking for. That unique element of ground breaking content. So just be you!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
As I said before “If I can help I will” “you can’t please everyone”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Hamilton Square has the most grade 1 listed buildings outside of London! Or go on a ride on the world famous Ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool! I take all my international visitors on that when they are in town!
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Bed mainly as I’m normally jetlagged
2/ Who do you see first? My kids and family
3/What do you eat first? A nice Steak
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Backup CD Wallet (Just in case)
Deodorant (Gets hot in there!)
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?