- Hi guys! It’s a pleasure to have you for this interview. How are you? How’s things in Belgium?
Hi! First of all, thank you for this interview!
So yes, everything is fine in Belgium. It's a country with a lot of party people, and there's no lack of opportunities, which is perfect for us. And even if the techno scene is much more popular than the house scene here, people are generally very curious.
- Can you tell us about your journey in the music scene so far, what or who were your early passions and influences? Were you always a duo?
Yes, we have always been a duo. We actually started out together, and even though we had several opportunities to split up, it was never our intention. We started about 10 years ago, just mixing. And then the idea of composing came to us as a matter of course, taking advantage of the fact that I was learning piano at the music academy, so I already had some basics. It took us 5 years to find our style, from EDM to TechHouse. We tried to make the most of our respective influences. Mine (Jordan) was the French touch, and retro house. As a teenager I listened a lot to DJ Falcon, and I think I listened to a track like ‘Fiocco - Afflito’ a thousand times. Max was more into melodic electronic music, listening to a lot of progressive house. Nowadays we try to mix melody and repetition as best we can.
- Do you remember your first ever live set? What was it like?
The first concert was incredible. We were invited by a fairly well-known DJ in our home region to play at the opening of a small festival. There were 6 people in front of us (all friends), and we had printed out our playlist on a small piece of paper, where we had indicated when to do our sequences. Everything was on 2 CD's that we had burnt a few hours earlier, and that were the first of a long list, as USB decks didn't exist at the time.
- How was it to go back on stage with a real audience when clubs and venues could reopen in Belgium?
It was a liberation. During the health crisis, we did a live show to get on our social networks, but I (Jordan) really wasn't a fan at all. Being back on the decks and with the people did us a lot of good. Even if at the beginning of the reopening, people were forced to sit at their tables. It was very weird to see people dancing while sitting. But it was
better than nothing. Belgian laws are often stupid but always unexpected.