Q1. We’re glad to interview with you! How has this year been treating you so far?
Hi guys, thanks for the invite! Our year is going very well! Musically this is one of our strongest years in our career, we’ve just released our debut album, have many releases for after the album coming up, and inspiration is very strong this year. Show wise we’re seeing bigger stages again this year, and we’re very happy to see that the bigroom scene is still going strong.
Q2. Please talk to us about your new album and the inspiration behind it.
Since a few years we had the dream of releasing our album one day, but where do you start? We felt that the end of 2017 must be a good moment to give it a try. With a handful of ideas and some colleague songwriters we’ve done studio sessions for about a week in an family bungalow park (can you imagine lol, families enjoying their days off while we’re breaking a sweat on finding new sounds for our album). During this session (and many following) we found the main tracks that should be the vibe the whole album should be breathing. After this, we’ve spent months and months and months to develop ourselves into making ‘songs’ which felt like something else than making ‘music for the sets’. Many ups and downs, loads of fun, plenty of pain and misery but eventually we’re super proud of every single track that’s part of the album. Most of the inspiration came from nostalgic music we listened to when we were teenagers, to ideas and inspiration based on melodies we’ve created, and ofcourse our love for music that’s in-between mainstream and underground.
Q3. Can you pick 1 or 2 must plays in your recent sets and why?
In the set we actually have a lot of tracks we enjoy playing. Most recently is our track: Here Without You (together with Dr. Phunk), we managed to use the lyrics of ‘3 Doors Down - Here Without You’ and turned it into a 150BPM hardstyle banger!! The other track is our own Festival Mix of ‘Children of Today’, absolutely love it how this one is smashing the mainstages!!
Q4. What’s coming from Blasterjaxx in this summer?
After the album we have many new tracks lined up for the rest of the year. They’re very diverse as we talk about one hardstyle tune, a 141BPM trance track, some big room and upcoming vocal tracks! Other than this we’re playing some big festivals and cool club shows and are very excited to meet all our fans worldwide.
Q5. Any messages you want to leave for you Japanese fans?
We’re very pleased and thankful for all our Japanese fans, you guys where one of the first to adapt us into your dance music scene. During shows we always notice the dedication of fans and absolutely appreciate the love you guys give us どうもありがとうございました。