Room 303, originally a deep house duo from Toronto and now the moniker of TJ Train, began just three years ago. The project quickly gained success, with a release out on London’s Love Not Money Records in 2011. More tracks came out on Subtrak, On The Prowl, and Casbour, and now, Room 303 is gearing up for a new EP and just played a spot at the BPM Festival.
The EP is Make You Cry, a six-track effort that feels more like a glitchy, minimal mini album. Out on Sleazy Deep Records on January 19th, it features six tracks: four originals and two remixes.
The EP comes off the heels of Room 303’s successful collaboration with Nathan Barato, “Everytime I See You,” and is expected to be followed by the Since You Been Gone EP in March.
Just wrapping up, the BPM Festival had another successful year. There, Room 303 opened at the BPM Hot Creations event at La Santanera, Playa Del Carmen, while Night Vision, a duo with Room 303 and Pavel Gorin, played at Tribeca, Playa Del Carmen and Gitano, Tulum.
Now that the EP is out, we caught up with Room 303 to ask about this release and his recent festival spot.
What’s the concept behind creating the “Make You Cry EP”?
The song was based on a personal experience I was going through at the time with a girl that I dated. We were going through a breakup, and I didn’t want to see her cry anymore, because we were constantly arguing. I really did care for her, and I thought I would put those emotions into a song – which is where “Make You Cry” came from.
What was your approach in creating the four originals on the EP?
“Look at Me” was a song I made over two years ago and really one of the first songs I wrote and sang on. “Just Like That” and “Close The Door” are a few tracks Sean