The Belgian duo take on the quick-fire Q&A, revealing why they enjoyed the worst gig they ever played and predicting – gulp – surely not a trance revival?

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Why music?

Fredo: Is there anything else out there?

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

F: A wise friend, David Dewaele, once said: ‘The best never rest.’

What’s the next big thing?

Thang: Trance will have a revival for sure.

Best club experience?

T: Libertine Supersport, Behind The Green Door, The Arches in Glasgow, Razzmatazz, Club 69 in Ghent…  Just places where people come for the music!

Trance will have a revival for sure.

How do you know when a track’s finished?

F: Tricky question, but sadly we’d have to say: never.

When did you realise you could give up your day job?

T: It’s just a risk you take at that point. If you feel the need to focus on music 100% and can make a living from it, then it’s worth taking the jump!

Which song do you wish you wrote?

F: ‘Grace’ by Jeff Buckley.

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

F&T: There is no easy way nowadays. Actually, there never was. But we believe if you make good stuff it’ll find its way to the people. Workworkwork, meet the right peeps, be at the right place at the right time, and then some more working…

Recommend us a film.

T: The Warriors, mob classics such as The Godfather and Goodfellas, Searching For Sugar Man, Anvil: The Story Of Anvil… Documentaries most of the time!

Recommend us a book.

T: How Music Works by David Byrne.

What or who is underrated?

T: The Pope.

What or who is overrated?

T: EDM.

What are you addicted to?

F&T: Making a mess, great food, art, music

What do you lust over?

T : Euhm, girls?

What is your greatest regret?

F&T: Girls for sure.

Who's underrated? The Pope.

What one thing would most improve your life?

T: If a day would be 36 hours instead of 24.

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

F: Worst and the most unique, with the Disko Drunkards in Belgium, playing on a marketplace at five in the afternoon. Nobody was there, we played in front of the security, and we’d done another show the night before and partied all night long, so we were well into it and thought that the place was rocking. Great fun!

If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?

T: ‘Lost In Music’ – Sister Sledge.

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

F: Native Instruments Battery.

Art or money?

F : ARMONEY

Strangest place you ever wrote a track?

F: In my friend’s flat in London, while he was breaking up with his girlfriend.

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

F: That the artists have become quick files to click through, and that the artist is today about internet hype and too little about music

Favourite label?

T&F: Modular, DFA, Dance Mania, Future Classics, XL, Clone, Trax, Rams Horn, Prelude, West End, Casablanca, Ed Banger, Phantasy, TK and so on and so on.

What’s your motto?

T: “In Dust We Trust.”

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

T: Your ears are your most important instrument. Don’t do like us. Take good care of them!

 

Villa’s remix of The Swiss’s ‘Elouisa’ is out now on Kitsuné. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

23rd October, 2013

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