Fort Lauderdale's AbdeCaf Has Diplo and Andrew WK as Fans; Opening for Zeds Dead at Revolution Tonight
We hit up the AbdeCaf about opening for Com Truise, getting some Diplo-love, and playing Revolution, a venue where he once worked as an intern.
New Times: Your foray into music was something that happened sort of recently, but is taking off pretty quickly. What has it been like for you going through this transition? Kind of a taste of zero to 60, yeah?
Abdecaf: Well, I've been doing music for as long as I can remember, at least attempting to do music. I used to have a pop punk band in high school that played like three shows before disbanding due to the sheer fact that we were awful.
I started an instrumental band near the end of high school, Fight Like Animals. And that kind of worked out for a while but it wasn't really taking off like this. It's definitely new to me. I don't think I've entirely grasped the concept yet that my dreams are all coming true. It's definitely keeping me busy. For the first time the other day, I found myself swamped with things like collaborations, remixes and etc. I can only hope it keeps going at this pace so I can really see a zero to 60.
Dreams really do come true. What was it like going from a full band to a solo act?
It's definitely much better to me, I prefer not relying on anyone to having any number of people that serve as things that could go wrong. I will most likely expand into a full band once I have the resources, but I'll hire professional touring musicians or go with extremely reliable friends for that.