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Exclusive Interview: Panther Modern's LA Takeover

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

In a span of about a year, Panther Modern has made a name for himself as a solo artist in

the LA music scene. With one of a kind visuals to go along with some of the best electronic music you'll hear around, he is definitely in a league of his own.


Brady Keehn, the man who goes by Panther Modern, has been making music for 13 years now. Before he started making electronic music, he was in a punk band called Sextile. The band gained popularity playing shows all over LA, among other places. They made an appearance at Desert Daze a few years back. However, they went on a hiatus in early 2019.

Members of the band decided to go their own route in the meantime. Brady turned into Panther Modern and took the city by a storm. Performing some of the most wild and energetic shows, people quickly began to talk about him as a must see artist. In 2019, he released his first record titled Los Angeles 2020 which gained much appraise from fans. You can stream the EP on Spotify and YouTube.

To me, it feels like you're inside the world of Blade Runner when you listen to his music. The visuals he provides for videos are just insane, you feel like you could see them in any science fiction film. He recently teamed up with Dark Energy to put on one of the craziest live stream shows I've ever seen on Twitch, further cementing his artistry to a level that no one else comes close to in the current Los Angeles scene. Plus he did it all from his home. Unbelievable.

I had a chat with Brady aka Panther Modern to talk about life & music.

Here's what he had to say:

Q: What inspired you for the cover on your first EP?

A: I cant say that anything inspired me, that just came to me while learning and messing around with 3D applications. It seemed fitting for a cover and began to represent a state of being for me.

Q: Your music feels like it can be perfect for films, what type of films are you into the most?

A: I love fiction, especially science fiction, anything that feels like an escape for me.

Q: If you could do the film score for any director, who would it be and why?

A: I can't say I'm up on contemporary directors. I don't really pay attention much to that sort of thing. So I'm going to go old school and almost a given, Ridley Scott. To me, the pacing in his movies really allow the score to breathe and set moods, develop connections and raise emotions with in the worlds hes creating. 

Q: Where did you learn how to do all the amazing visual art work and CGI you've done for your music videos?

A: YouTube! Started teaching myself two years ago.

Q: Who are some of your biggest influences in the electronic world? You definitely re