The former World Air Guitar Champions reveal their darkest secrets, involving butcher’s shops and “one of those grandma grocery basket things on wheels”.

Blond:ish

Why music?

Viv: Why not? I’ve been obsessed since I was a little rascal and discovered the buttons on my dad’s reel-to-reel and made the tape fly away.

Anstascia: Music is the answer. (I tried to think of the most cliche answer possible.)

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

Finger puppeteering, building a wellness community of sorts… or just being a muthaf’in princesssssss!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Not best, but definitely VERY USEFUL in our daily lives: “DON’T ASK, DON’T GET”.

What inspires you?

Other people’s music, wine, Burning Man, art, documentaries, dreams, unicorns, being at Berghain for 16 hours straight, sunsets slash sunrises.

What’s the next big thing?

Nanorobotics. We saw this documentary on this. It’s literally insane. They’re taking over.

Best club experience?

Ouffffff… Panorama bar for realz.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Viv: I worked in a butcher shop for two days… that didn’t last long.

Anstascia: What?! You were a butcher? Hahaha! Mine was delivering newspapers when I was twelve and a half… I had to get one of those grandma grocery basket things on wheels to carry them. OMG WORST flashback ever. Don’t tell anyone, please.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

When you get the master from the label and can’t do any more edits.

What was your last day job and when did you realise you could give it up?

Viv: My last reaaal day job was in 2001, working at Tim Horton’s, the Canadian equivalent of Dunkin Donuts of sorts… Made $$$ with music ever since.

Anstascia: I was the CEO of Morgan Stanley for about 15 years then I was like fuck this, I wanna be a DJ. And that was it… boom!

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Chaim – ‘Love Rehab’, Prince – Purple Rain or The Commodores – ‘Nightshift’.

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

Viv: Sleep your way to the top, but of course!

Anstascia: Viv, you obviously have a lot more sleeping to do.

What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?

Avicii – ‘Levels’. Pays the bills, though.

Recommend us a film.

DMT – The Spirit Molecule

Recommend us a book.

Psychomagic by Alejandro Jodorowsky or Life’s Too Short for Tantric Sex (50 Shortcuts to Sexual Ecstasy) by Kate Taylor.

What are you addicted to?

Love.

What one thing would most improve your life?

Daily yoga and meditation.

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

Miami. In the Fontaine Bleu. I think we played three songs and they took us off ’cause we weren’t playing commercial enough. It was painful.

How do you relax?

Relax? What’s that? Drink red wine and gossip with girlfriends. Yoga on the terrace.

What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?

Quite love the Spectrasonics series of software!

Art or money?

Art, obviously.. if you go to Burning Man you realise that it’s all about art and money is sooooooo circa 1321.

What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?

How much shit music is out there, and how much people (kids) actually loooooove it!

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Not having enough time to do it!

What’s your motto?

Not all dumbs are blonde.

Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?

Make sure you save.

 

Flying Circus Ibiza #01 Compiled By Audiofly & Blond:ish is out nowFind them on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

8th August, 2014

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