Exclusive Interview With Fancy Cars

28 September 2017 - - - The DJ List


We're big fans of the duo Fancy Cars, who bring something a little different to the table with their feelgood electronic cuts. They spoke to us about working as a pair and their most recent single.

First things first, please tell us a little about yourselves... who are you and where are you currently based?

We’re a producer duo based in LA. We’ve both been in the business for a long time. Alan comes from the EDM side of things, while Brandon comes from rock and pop.

How long have you all been making music? What made you first want to write it?

B: I’ve been playing guitar since I was 7, and before that I remember forcing my dad to sit down and “write songs” with me because he was a piano player who got me hooked on a lot of his favorite music.

A:Been producing music for over 10 years now. I used to sit with a great producer when I was 13, he kept me around because I had the ability to come up with dope melodies on the piano. That creation process planted the seed for me to pick it up full time years later.

What do you enjoy most about having music as your careers?

B:I love that no matter how frustrating things get, it’s still music and at some point in the day, I am involuntarily loving what’s coming out of the speakers and it’s my job; to get that same feeling from something in the studio as something that excited me as a kid.

A:I can basically do whatever I feel like doing and somehow manage to stay super productive.

What do you individually bring to the table in terms of production?

B:I’m more of a melody and lyrics guy generally at first, but also have a lot of experience with arrangement once an idea has its energy/soul.

A:I focus mostly on the drop and vibe. I love crispy sounds.

Where do you mostly draw your inspiration? How would you describe your trademark sound to those who haven’t heard it yet?

B:The two things that drive me the most to make music are the emotional energy coming through, (anything from nostalgia, sensuality, to pure sadness and bliss etc.) and the magic that happens when that’s hand in hand with a great mix and sound design or instrumental skill. Every time I hear a song introduce something new sonically AND emotionally as a combo, I get super inspired and start writing songs every day. Of course as an artist I don’t think I ever get to that mirage I see in the distance when hearing other people’s work that I freak over, but it’s really really fun to try.

A:My family and friends inspire me the most. Nothing makes me happier than when they freak over a song i’ve made. Our trademark sound is making digestible and emotional songs while using production methods you’d hear in more underground dance stuff.

We can’t stop playing “Belong To U,” such a catchy track! How long did you work on it for? Are you happy with the final result?

Thank you! I think we started it in November last year and it went through a couple different versions as we revisited it. Of course we love it like a child and yet every artist knows that most songs are never really finished, they escape... haha. Always plotting the remix!

Would you be keen to work with Yashua again in the future?

We actually do have another one we did with him so you’ll definitely be hearing that in the coming months as well! 

Where do you see your sound progressing over the coming months/years?

We love to change it up so as long as we’re experimenting, things could get weird and different. 

If you could work with any artist (alive or dead) on a track, who would you choose and why?

B:How rad would it be to have a Michael Jackson collab?

A:Skrillex cuz I’d learn a ton. He’s one of the only ones I listen to and still say HOW?!

What do you have coming up next in 2017? Are there any more releases in the pipeline you can share with us yet?

Lots of new music, and some stuff we can’t talk about yet! 

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Alana Schulz

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