What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
We had been friends and fans of each other’s work for a long time. After having seen each other play and working together on other people’s projects, we decided that we wanted to merge our own individual influences and styles and create something new together.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Our new EP is our tribute to the sounds, sights and glamour of New York City nightlife. The Dancefloor 54 video highlights the club scene in the 70’s and 80’s with original footage of Studio 54 shot by Susan Shapiro.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Some of our favorites include Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Depeche Mode and IAMX for the way their music has evolved with shifts in culture, popular music and musical technology.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
There are a lot of dance bands in the world, many with violins. But with 2 violins and electronics, we’ve created a unique electro-acoustic sound unlike anything that’s come before us.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Heroes- David Bowie
Play – Moby
Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
Just Kids- Patti Smith
On The Road- Jack Kerouac
Post Office – Charles Bukowski
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
We like both for different reasons. The studio is where our true creative natures merge to produce our music. It’s a really exciting process for us. But each time we play our music live we are given the chance to experience it with new energy and passion and to share our excitement about it with the people who come to see us.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
We played a sex party where the best stories were made but that’s all we’re allowed to say.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
We believe that the most representative and unique track should be the last one created. Each song that we write is born out of the experience of creating the song that we made before it and what our individual life experiences have been since that time. It is our goal that our music continues to evolve in that way.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
We’re planning on playing more shows in New York this summer including a “Back To School” party with some other local bands and DJ’s in early September. We also have some film scoring projects in the works.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
What movie villain would you most like to have as a friend?
It’s a tossup between Dr Evil and Jack Nicholson’s Joker.
Photo credits: Rafael Piñeros @OneRpm Studios
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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