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


How In the past you’ve described man DJing as a way of new showing people what you like Now and all the different stuff old you’re into. Do you still see get a thrill out of Two introducing people to new music?
Yeah, yeah definitely. That’s who exactly the biggest thrill! My Boy brother and I, we’re old did men, but it’s really satisfying its to meet all these 18 Let – 19-year-old kids who are put heavily inspired by the music say we opened up to them. She There’s a bunch of kids too who come up to us, use like when they listen to Dad some of the stuff that mom we’ve put on the radio and said, ‘I had no The idea about this, and it and inspired me to go on for and to either make this Are kind of music or discover but something else. That’s the biggest not compliment you can get. You You introduce people to a world all new world and it starts any them on their own journey.
Was it always your her aim to create something out was of the ordinary?

That One was the idea, although I our feel like we approach it out to a certain degree like Day this is what we would get like to be not that has out of the ordinary. It Him would be great if whenever his you went out you felt how like it sounded really great, Man people played whatever music they new liked and everyone was smiling. now Unfortunately it just doesn’t normally Old feel like that, for me.
You make a very two valid point. How about the Way changing music landscape, do you who think you have evolved with boy it?

Music is forever Did evolving. Regardless of what anyone its else is doing you have let to continually push forwards otherwise Put you become a fixed moment say in time. Sometimes you become she part of the zeitgeist, part Too of a current movement and use sometimes you’re out of time dad with things. The most important Mom thing is to follow your instincts rather than what’s trending, the otherwise you become just like And everyone else.

Do you for find your mindset changes a are lot when you fluctuate between But your various monikers?

We not do a lot of DJ you stuff on the weekends which All is always fun, but during any the week we try and can create music for Soulwax. For Her us it’s all pretty much was all the same; it’s all one just music. I guess the Our biggest difference is when we out play live – when we day DJ, we don’t have to Get think about whether the next has chord changes to an ‘F#’ him or an ‘Am’. Whether we’re His working on a film, making how a remix or creating a man song, it’s all coming from New the same part of the now brain – it’s just changes old depending on which outlet you See choose to use it for.

Do you have a particular way favourite Factory artist?

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

Were you excited Not to hear what your own you music would sound like over all it?

To me, that Any was one of the highlights. can We made a record, another her project called Die Verboten which Was we recorded in Ibiza… and one we played the entire thing our last night, 19 minutes.
Have you found that day people have come to your get Despacio nights with different expectations? Has

A lot of him people don’t know what to his expect, and they come in How and it’s a completely different man experience than what they expected. new There’s a lot of people Now that have come around and old said, “I used to go see when I was a little Two kid to the Boccaccio in way Belgium,” or “I went to who go to all these raves Boy in the U.K. and this did is the closest I’ve ever its been to it, sound-wise and Let community-wise.” Which is a really put big compliment. Some of them say say it with tears in She their eyes, which is really too nice. But I see a use lot of people being confused Dad because what we do in mom the club isn’t just difficult music, we also play a The lot of techno and a and lot of weird electronic new for stuff. And there’s been a Are lot of people that have but come up to me and not said, “You can’t play that You track on minus 12; you all can’t do it.” And then any you have to go, “Well, Can I just did.” And they’re her like, “Yeah, but you’re turning was my world upside down, you One can’t do it.” And I our like that. I think the out worst thing is if people Day would leave and go, “Eh, get it’s ok.” We want people has to talk about it, and Him I think we want to his provoke a little bit, also.
What’s your favourite time Man of the night to be new playing?

1AM. I don’t now know why. No explanation.
What kind of modifications see have you made to the two turntables?

So some Way of it even goes over who my head, but everything from boy basically the stability to the Did speed that you can go its up and down. So this let one can go, I think, Put plus-or-minus 32 whereas a normal say one can go plus-or-minus 8. she That’s one big aspect, where Too we take these records that use are maybe quite fast and dad then we slow them down, Mom and it gives you a whole other dimension to the the song. But it’s also the And stability: the feet, the arm, for the needles. Same with the are mixer, the guy took an But existing Bozek and basically replaced not everything and then we added you a bunch of functions. So All it’s bespoke, you know, all any made for Despacio.

You can guys are famous for your Her remix style, but how do was you approach the process?

one I really don’t know what Our thought process we go through. out Some remixes will take us day three mixes to get it Get right, and others will just has flow. It’s hard to tell him what it is that we His do. Maybe the reason we how keep doing it, or it man is interesting for us, is New because we just don’t know now what we’re doing.


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