Moar talent! Moar music! All the way from fukin Bulgaria..
DD: You’ve got a band you play in, as well as these more beat oriented songs yah? Is it all the same members? In what ways does being in a band help compliment your work as producers?
AO: Hi, yeah its all the same members for both releases. We are four guys. Bobby – synths, Jordan – sax,leads (also records pianos for the productions), Ivan – drums (both acoustic for recording and electronic for live) and me on electric bass and bass synths. The intersting thing is that half of the band (drummer and sax) are both musicians with degrees in pop/jazz at the music academy and me and Bobby are not trained musicians. Actually, we are the more electronic music oriented guys. We have always wanted to record real instruments. to get some nice drums and mics. in the first album there is maybe just one or two samples and everything else is recording. We try to combine electronic music and live instruments.
AO: Novo is a shifty one. it has few samples and the signature is odd. i think it was 7/4. We have really enjoyed what has happened in the beat scene for the last few years. This EP is like our ode to this scene. We got a few small beats together and decided to release them with an intro and outro. The first tune is something like the bridge between our music and beats. Also with an irregular sig at 17/16. The last one is a return to a more ambient jazzy thing that we used to do.
DD: What got you guys interested in electronic music?
AO: For me personally and Bobby, it was early drum and bass, ambient and dub 11-12 years ago. Bobby was doing tracks on a tracker program..thats how we listened and to some interesting music like Tokyo Dawn Recs which was an .xm label at some point, also Warp artists..Good Looking Records. Generally, the band is interested in many genres other than electronic music.. styles like hip hop/funk/jazz/metal/rnb.
Currently working more on the live performances..
DD: What your favorite thing about producing?
AO: The crazy feeling that you get when you create something strong. It makes your feet go on their own, coming back from the studio.