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INTERVIEW: PHRUNK

Setting off the year for SNOE are the two guys behind Phrunk. Their demo containing two heavy weight dancefloor bombs instantly flashed the labelbosses and got signed right away.

 

Their EP consists of two tracks, first off we are met by the strong bass in “That Technology”. A monster of a track with a hard-hitting groove supported by seductive vocal elements will make a lot of dancers happy. “On Your Ass” is a high-energy funk machine with tight percussions and a catchy whirlwind of saw tooth bassline. Ahead of their release we had a little chat with the incredible friendly guys about their sound, studio routines and of course their favourite Norwegian word, check out what they had to say below!

 

How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard you before?

Big chunky basslines-focused tech-house with creative and trippy sounds, ala acid house.  Music made to get in your head and always keep you movin.

What would you say is the most important to you regarding the music on your new release?

The most important thing to us is always that it moves the dancefloor and gets

people excited. To that extent, having an effective and infections bassline is always a big part of our process and a clean bouncy groove seemed like the ideal fit for these tracks, so we really focused on that.

How much time do you spend in the studio?

Myke: Since, with my day job I operate out of the studio, I’m here just about every day, and without fail every night, working out the little bits and details –  probably about 40-50 hours a week. Scott joins me multiple nights a week to work out new tracks and additional creative ideas for whatever we’re working on.

What is your favourite toy for making music?

For both of us, our go to toy for every track is definitely NI’s Maschine.  Scott introduced me to it when we first started working together.  I eventually added one to my set up and haven’t turned back since. On top of that, we’ve been having quite a bit of fun recently with some new analog synths and our dynamic delay boss pedal

With whom would you like to spend time in the studio?

Myke: Boys Noize is a long time hero of mine, I’d love to pick his brain about sound design, and just song writing in general. I love the power in his sound.

Scott: I’d love to work with Shadowchild.  His approach to beatmaking has always intrigued me and I’m a hug fan of how he processes and engineers his sounds to make even completely digital elements have the warmth and impact of analog gear –even though he already has tons of analog gear himself.

Myke: lol, The irony of this is that our choices actually produce much more like our counterpart, that is Scott produces more like Boys Noize and my style is more reflective of Shadowchild’s – this is probably why we love working together 🙂

What is the one thing you can’t be without in the studio?

Scott: Coffee!

Myke: a little bit is dank weed is always a big help for the creative side, for myself musically, for both of us, it would definitely be Maschine, again

And what is the one thing you do not want in your studio?

We are big believers that you can make music with anything so we try not to restrict ourselves on what we won’t use, although we definitely do try to limit the amount of new soft synths we use, just to keep the learning curve limited (and focused on our analog gear) and the cpu load down

What are your guilty pleasures?

Myke: Since I’m big on staying focused and overworking, I feel I probably watch a little more TV than I should. SO many great television series right now, it’s hard for me to restrain myself sometimes.(and I’m still way behind on some of my favorites)

Scott: Probably spending too much time gear lusting on youtube after all the awesome new equipment I want

What is your favourite Norwegian word? 😉

Scott: Kaffe!
Myke: øl – i love how simple and straight to the point the word is

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