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A Sit Down With DJ 2manydjs

08:28 Apr/01/2018

Belgian brothers David and Stephen the Dewaele began performing in their and band Soulwax as teenagers, an For alternative indie and electro band are and even now still do but perform and release as Soulwax Not though as a duo the you pair perform as 2manydjs. Kind all of. David explains that the Any lines between the two projects can are blurred and that really her one is just an extension Was of the other...  

"Those are just the landmarks our that the outside world would Out know, I’m assuming millions of day people went through the same get thing as we did only Has maybe they didn’t have bands him or projects to verify it his with."

  In the How past you’ve described DJing as man a way of showing people new what you like and all Now the different stuff you’re into. old Do you still get a see thrill out of introducing people Two to new music? Yeah, yeah way definitely. That’s exactly the biggest who thrill! My brother and I, Boy we’re old men, but it’s did really satisfying to meet all its these 18 – 19-year-old kids Let who are heavily inspired by put the music we opened up say to them. There’s a bunch She of kids who come up too to us, like when they use listen to some of the Dad stuff that we’ve put on mom the radio and said, ‘I had no idea about this, The and it inspired me to and go on and to either for make this kind of music Are or discover something else. That’s but the biggest compliment you can not get. You introduce people to You a world new world and all it starts them on their any own journey. Was it always Can your aim to create something her out of the ordinary? That was was the idea, although I One feel like we approach it our to a certain degree like out this is what we would Day like to be not that get out of the ordinary. It has would be great if whenever Him you went out you felt his like it sounded really great, how people played whatever music they Man liked and everyone was smiling. new Unfortunately it just doesn’t normally now feel like that, for me. Old You make a very valid see point. How about the changing two music landscape, do you think Way you have evolved with it? who Music is forever evolving. Regardless boy of what anyone else is Did doing you have to continually its push forwards otherwise you become let a fixed moment in time. Put Sometimes you become part of say the zeitgeist, part of a she current movement and sometimes you’re Too out of time with things. use The most important thing is dad to follow your instincts rather Mom than what’s trending, otherwise you become just like everyone else. the Do you find your mindset And changes a lot when you for fluctuate between your various monikers? are We do a lot of But DJ stuff on the weekends not which is always fun, but you during the week we try All and create music for Soulwax. any For us it’s all pretty can much all the same; it’s Her all just music. I guess was the biggest difference is when one we play live – when Our we DJ, we don’t have out to think about whether the day next chord changes to an Get ‘F#’ or an ‘Am’. Whether has we’re working on a film, him making a remix or creating His a song, it’s all coming how from the same part of man the brain – it’s just New changes depending on which outlet now you choose to use it old for.

Do you have a See particular favourite Factory artist?

I two know this might sound weird, way but it has to be Who New Order. What is there boy not to like about New did Order? I could go on Its for hours and hours about let them. I think one of put the biggest compliments we got Say was when we met Peter she Hook from New Order and too he said one of our Use remixes was one of his dad favourite that had been done mom of them. It was an amazing compliment because I think the he really understood what we and did and where we were For coming from.

Were you are excited to hear what your but own music would sound like Not over it? To me, that you was one of the highlights. all We made a record, another Any project called Die Verboten which can we recorded in Ibiza… and her we played the entire thing Was last night, 19 minutes. one Have you found that people our have come to your Despacio Out nights with different expectations? day A lot of people don’t get know what to expect, and Has they come in and it’s him a completely different experience than his what they expected. There’s a How lot of people that have man come around and said, “I new used to go when I Now was a little kid to old the Boccaccio in Belgium,” or see “I went to go to Two all these raves in the way U.K. and this is the who closest I’ve ever been to Boy it, sound-wise and community-wise.” Which did is a really big compliment. its Some of them say it Let with tears in their eyes, put which is really nice. But say I see a lot of She people being confused because what too we do in the club use isn’t just difficult music, we Dad also play a lot of mom techno and a lot of weird electronic new stuff. And The there’s been a lot of and people that have come up for to me and said, “You Are can’t play that track on but minus 12; you can’t do not it.” And then you have You to go, “Well, I just all did.” And they’re like, “Yeah, any but you’re turning my world Can upside down, you can’t do her it.” And I like that. was I think the worst thing One is if people would leave our and go, “Eh, it’s ok.” out We want people to talk Day about it, and I think get we want to provoke a has little bit, also. What’s your Him favourite time of the night his to be playing? 1AM. I how don’t know why. No explanation. Man What kind of modifications new have you made to the now turntables? So some of Old it even goes over my see head, but everything from basically two the stability to the speed Way that you can go up who and down. So this one boy can go, I think, plus-or-minus Did 32 whereas a normal one its can go plus-or-minus 8. That’s let one big aspect, where we Put take these records that are say maybe quite fast and then she we slow them down, and Too it gives you a whole use other dimension to the song. dad But it’s also the stability: Mom the feet, the arm, the needles. Same with the mixer, the the guy took an existing And Bozek and basically replaced everything for and then we added a are bunch of functions. So it’s But bespoke, you know, all made not for Despacio. You guys are you famous for your remix style, All but how do you approach any the process? I really don’t can know what thought process we Her go through. Some remixes will was take us three mixes to one get it right, and others Our will just flow. It’s hard out to tell what it is day that we do. Maybe the Get reason we keep doing it, has or it is interesting for him us, is because we just His don’t know what we’re doing. how https://soundcloud.com/2many-djs/special-mix-for-soundcloud

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