Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to chat with us today. You recently made the move from London to Belgrade, Serbia, can you tell us the reasoning behind this and how you’ve found the transition so far?
It was a big move for us, the main reason for our move to Belgrade was our transition over to music full time. We’ve loved every minute of it, we’ve re-focused and managed to put in a lot of hours into our music production.
Who or what were your biggest musical influences growing up?
I think in terms of Techno, we had a handful of artists that really always stood out for both us, such as Enrico Sangiuliano, Pleasurekraft, Spartaque and Markantonio. With other genres we were always very into Grime and Drill which are influences coming from London.
When specifically in the studio, what tools or hardware do you most like to tap into with?
We always feel that our monitors (Adam 77x) are our key weapon. We love the atmosphere that we can make in our studio with them and the quality of sound always makes us more inspired. In terms of synths we love to use the Prophet Rev2 for a lot of our productions.
What inspirations (if any) do you draw from Belgrade when producing?
We love the life of the city, but we also love the slightly more isolated part where we live outside of Belgrade. The peace and environment allow us to focus on exactly what we need to do at any time during the day. We always try to get inspired internally, this means that we don’t need external things to push us in the studio.
Have you a favourite spot in the city?
Our favourite spot in the city would have to be Kalamegdan Park. We love the views of Belgrade from around the fortress wall of the park.
What is the nightlife like in the city, any music venues or events that are a must to see?
We love the nightlife and people in Belgrade. There are so many but to name a few Drugstore, Topljenje, Barutana and Half.
Would you say that the techno scene in Belgrade is becoming more popular?
100%. The techno scene in Belgrade is becoming bigger every day. With the help of big Serbian artists like Milos Vujovic, RanchaTek and Ilija Djokovic to name a few, the scene is going from strength to strength.
Your new ‘Escape From Earth’ EP on Codex Recordings was produced in your studio in Serbia, how long did it take to complete and how was the process?
I think this release didn’t take much longer than a few days. This EP came very naturally and we found that all the ideas we wanted came quickly and easily. It’s not always the case with techno but sometimes it does all fall into place effortlessly.
Outside of working in the studio, how do you spend most of your time?
We love to go out into nature, meet new people, cook and see family that we also have here. We love staying active during the day and working at night.
You’ve only been producing as a duo for a year, what brought you both together and does it differ from being solo artists?
We were brought together by a close friend that saw our potential in us to team up. We love it and couldn’t ever think of becoming solo artists again. Our strengths and weaknesses bounce off each other and we find our creativity only gets better together.
What are your plans for the future, will you continue to have your studio base in Serbia when touring resumes?
We plan to keep our studio here for a while as we love the location for touring around Europe once shows resume! We’re really focusing on shows this year and hope to be able to showcase so much of the hard work we’ve been putting in production wise.
Top 3 favourite records you love to play at the moment?
1. Strange World – Joyhauser
2. Space Date – Pleasurekraft
3. Loa – Markantonio
Any final words for our Techno Mood readers?
Thank you so much for inviting us on! We can’t wait to see you all at a venue somewhere in Belgrade! Much love to everyone for their support with our music!