Q1. We heard your new track “Don't Go”. Can you tell us a bit about it?
We’ve been working on ‘’Don’t Go’’ for quite a while, I think it was about three or four monhts. When we got the vocal sent over by Mike James we were really happy. The first draft was made in a couple of weeks, but we spend a lot of time finetuning and mixing this record. We were experimenting with some new sounds, but some of them never made the cut, and others really added to the track. Our label (Be Yourself Music) hooked us up with some nice people who helped us mixing the track, which was pretty educative too! In the end, we are really happy with the track and it’s probably one of our best sounding tracks so far.
Q2. How is your 2017 so far?
So far 2017 has been pretty awesome, we’ve had some wicked gigs & festivals in the Netherlands and Belgium. It’s always a pleasure to play at festivals. There’s some international gigs yet to be confirmed. We’ve also had our first gig outside the EU (Abu Dhabi) which was an awesome experience.
Productionwise it’s looking good. There’s new music coming up real soon and the releases we’ve had so far are still making moves in different Spotify playlists. Our recent release‘’Don’t Go’’ recently got picked up by Austin Kramer’s ‘’Friday Cratediggers’’ playlist. Many of our tracks got supported by friends like Sam Feldt, Bakermat, Swanky Tunes and Lost Frequencies.
Q3. What do you personally consider to be the most important moments in your artistic career?
I think that’s the moment we created the track ‘’Honeybee’’ together with our guitarist ‘Eke Schütte' in our studio. We felt we made something unique with a strong sound, different from anything else at that time. It’s the track that got us on the radar by some big parties in the music business. We hope that in the future there will be many of important moments in our artistic career!
Q4. Which track would be your favorite from your work and what inspired you to produce that track?
Well, we don’t have a particular track that’s our favorite. Every track we make is part of our way of looking at music and every track has its unique story. We grew up living near the beach, which has always been an important inspiration. It’s the beauty, the serenity and the laid-back vibe that some people say comes back in many of our tracks.
Q5. Can you pick 1 or 2 must plays in your sets and why?
Our sets tend to change throughout the year. When we look back on sets we’ve played a year ago there will be one at most two tracks that have reached the set list of this year. Currently with the festival season coming up I think we’ll choose for ‘’Strangers’’ By David Tort. This track get’s your party going, combining funky guitar riffs with Latin influenced house beats. When we play outdoors this track gets the crowd going.
When the crowd is all hyped up and ready to go we really like to play Funkerman & Cooperated Souls ‘’Work Your Body’’. This house track combined with the catchy vocals gets those hands up in the air.
Q6. What would Japanese fans be surprised to learn about you?
That we are real Wasabi lovers.
Q7. What’s coming up next for you in the early 2017?
We love to experiment with different styles and sounds. We have to. We did a remix for a band called ‘’Piñata’’. They’re friends from The Hague and asked us to make our own version of one of their tracks. We wanted to support them and the result turned out great. The release date is may 19th. After that there will be new originals coming, We can’t really say much about the dates yet, but we think it will happily surprise you! ;)
Q8. Please leave a message for your fans in Japan.
We can’t wait to bring our funky house tunes to Japan and enjoy some real Japanese Wasabi! Hopefully we get to enjoy your awesome country somewhere in the near future and meet some of you guys!
Sayönara, Mark & Lars!