The Loop: Kinder
Beat music is a form that has grown out of various strains of electronic music, right in our backyard. Several local collectives are going strong with monthly live showcases and online compilations, and Texas Music Matters wants to shine a light on the scene. Each week, we’ll highlight a different artist and their music, and we’ll let them tell their own stories in order to put beat music into a Texas perspective—we’re calling it The Loop.
Michael D. White started out playing guitar, recording loops to his computer and trying to figure how to sound like a band without actually having a band. But these rudimentary experiments soon led to crafting his own original electronic music in his bedroom. White assumed the name Kinder, and after a chance encounter with another electronic artist at a local coffee shop, he began performing his songs live. It’s this same kind of slow evolution that characterizes Kinder’s music, and White recently stopped by The Loop‘s headquarters to talk about his beginnings, his songwriting process, and the unusual instrument he uses in almost every song.