Sick Individuals, are the next generation leading figures in the scene getting support from the king of EDM, Hardwell. Rinze Hofstee and Joep Smeele work together as Sick Individuals and starting with “I AM” and “Blueprint”, which hit No.1 in the chart, are the new generation’s respected duo in the scene. They’ve been enrolled in big festivals around the world such as Tomorrowland, Ultra, Mysteryland, Sensation, Creamfields and check below the exclusive interview with the upcoming stars.
Q1. We heard your new track “Whistle” is stored on 9th of December. Can you tell us more about your new track?
We produced Whistle at the end of this Summer and it has our signature funky house sound, we like to be versatile in our productions and this was our inspiration after a Summer full of touring! During a music meeting we all thought this would fit Flamingo perfect! It's a great build up track for live sets, a roadtrip or just to listen at home before go clubbin'!
Q2. How was this year? What was the best experience of 2016?
To have our own successful ‘THIS IS SICK’ shows and of course playing Tomorrowland and Ibiza.
Q3. How do you get the inspiration from when producing music?
Travelling the world helps a lot! But also listening to other genres or being inspired thru friends and family.
Q4. Who or what is the most musically influenced to you? If so, why is that?
We like many other artists but we were influenced by jazz, classical music, hip hop and trance actually. Quite diverse! But overall Daft Punk is definitely a big electronic inspiration!
Q5. What was your first impression of Japan? What was the most surprising or impressive experience? Something within your expectation?
Amazing, we love this country so much, beautiful culture and people!
Q6. What do you have coming up next?
‘Whistle’ is the last release for 2016. But we have more music coming early 2017, a mixture of club tracks and more cross over music like our previous track ‘Alive’.
Q7. What is DJ Mag to you as a DJ and producer?
It’s an important and innovative magazine worldwide, we read it frequently here in Holland, the Dutch version.
Q8. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
See you soon hopefully in Tokyo, actually December 29th! We are looking forward to our visit. Have a great week and thank you for the interview!
One of the hottest DJ/Producers in the scene now, Sick Individuals are coming to ELE TOKYO. They air their choice and taste of music on “THIS IS SICK”, radio show and also air their own tracks. They highly expected to become bigger and bigger in no time and everyone check out ELE TOKYO on the 29th to see them live!