Landon Reichle just dropped his remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “Inhale,” which is the first of many from his revamped solo project, Lando. Through his solo project, Reichle hopes to explore a new, unique sound that will connect with audiences across multiple genres.
Reichle has been working on solo content for a few years, but up until now, his primary focus has been his band, Resonant Frequency. Like the band, Reichle’s solo project contains elements of electronic and funk music. However, Lando allows Reichle to explore a heavier sound with more of a hip-hop influence.
“When your doing your thing on your own, you’re really able to experiment and dig into some areas that you maybe wouldn’t get to if you were working with other people.”
The “Inhale” remix demonstrates Lando’s comprehensive sound well, which is one of the reasons Reichle decided to release it first. Since “Inhale” is a popular song from a mainstream artist, Reichle feels that people will connect with his remix and vibe with his unique take on it. It is also a bit heavier than his work with Resonant Frequency, which showcases the difference between his solo project and the band.
Reichle has plans to release more singles as well as a couple EPs in the near future. One of these EPs will feature revamped versions of some of his older songs. Before meeting each other, the members of Resonant Frequency all worked on solo projects, so Reichle is sitting on a lot of unreleased music.
“We all have side projects, and I think that’s healthy for all of us,” Reichle said. “You can get all of that creative inspiration that you have out even if it doesn’t align with the direction and focus of Resonant Frequency.”
Many of his songs feature other Austin artists, including Andy Leonard, Roof, Zack Morgan and Ryan Viser. In fact, Reichle will release an entire EP with vocalist Kelly Hafner, and a new project with Deniz Baykal of Blunt Force is currently in the works.
“Being here in the Live Music Capitol of the World, I know so many musicians, and it is really inspiring to be surrounded by so much talent all the time,” Reichle said. “Collaborating with other people on the songs is really fun.”
To ensure his live performance is engaging and dynamic, Reichle intends to bring these artists on stage with him. At Lando’s last show, which was the Pretty Lights pre-party, he brought out Vince Seidl, of Resonant Frequency and Mamafesta, to play drums.
“It can be kind of tough standing up there by yourself on a big stage. I like to vibe off other people, so that’s why I will definitely continue to play with other people on stage.”
Reichle will continue to release music with the solo project and with Resonant Frequency in the coming months. Through his unique sound and attention to detail with his live shows, Reichle is sure to become a force within the Austin electronic scene.
“I definitely want Lando to be an established project.” Reichle said. “I have a lot of songs that I like, and there’s such a wide variety of songs that I know that people can find something that they like from me.”
Why did you choose the name Lando for your solo project?
Everyone has always called me Lando for the longest time. So, I felt like, why make some ridiculous name when I’m making music that represents me pretty well.
What is the craziest show that you have ever played?
Resonant Frequency has a lot of crazy shows! I feel like with our music, because it is funk oriented, people get down really hard and always dance.
What goes through your mind while performing?
We’re always trying to change it up. We’ve acquired a pretty good following, so we’re really trying to make sure everything is running smoothly and sounding good. But, we’re always trying to figure out what we can do to make it different, how we can jam it out more and how can we change it up, but have it still sound good and keep people interested.
Have you had any crazy fan moments?
Being around town and stuff, we’ve definitely been more so getting recognized. I’ve, like, walked into Juiceland and stuff like that, and they’ll be playing my music. Or, I’ll have people that hit me up online from out of town, and they’ll express how much they like our music and say that it’s, like, done something for them, which is really cool. It’s one thing if we can make some music to get the booties shaking, but it’s another thing, I feel, if we’re doing something that’s really impactful.
What was it like opening up for Pretty Lights with Resonant Frequency?
Opening up for Pretty Lights was honestly a dream come true. I just remember when I first got introduced to Pretty Lights, and I just took to it so fast. I was like, “when I make electronic music, this is what I want to make.” It is very humbling. I feel like we’re pretty hard on ourselves because we want to be good and relevant and something worthwhile to talk about and go see. The fact that we’ve opened up for so many of our idols has been a really cool thing.