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Exclusive Interview With Majestique

31 October 2016 - - - The DJ List

 

The fantastic electronic act MAJESTIQUE have really set a standard for themselves with their stunning and creatively charged sounds. Having just dropped their latest in the form of "Overload", we spoke to them about making music, and why they do what they do.

We loved “Science Of The Heart”, but your latest EP “Overload” may have just overtaken it for us. Did you enjoy making this one equally as the last?

Yeah maybe even a bit more. Especially "Overload" itself. It holds a special place in our hearts. It was created at a session during the Amsterdam Dance Event 2014 when we met Hero. We didn’t know her that well, so when she entered the room, we spoke for an hour to this small blonde girl from the London. After writing to an instrumental she started recording, and suddenly this amazingly big voice came out of the speakers. I still remember the surprised look on our faces, wondering if that big sounding voice actually came out of her mouth. It felt really special though, we could tell every word came directly from her heart.

Did you plan a theme for the collection before starting it, or did it just develop as you made each track?

Well we thought this was a great collection because every track existed on different locations. "Moonlight" was created at a loft in the middle of nowhere with a couple of friends. "Gone" was made after a short week in Berlin. All these tracks were also made in a later stage, than the "Science Of The Heart" EP, where we experimented with different gear and styles.

Was it good to be working with Dirty Soul again?

It’s always a pleasure working with them. We’ve become good friends throughout the years, which makes this release extra special.

If you could name three of your biggest influences, who or what would they be?

I think that would be our all time favourite synthesizer heroes: Jean Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder and Vangelis.

Now that you’ve dropped two wicked EPs, can we expect an album in the next year or so?

Well actually, yes! The 3rd EP is almost done and will be released in a few months. After we have dropped all 3, they also will be bundled into an whole album with a few extra bonus tracks.

If you could work with any other artist/s on a track, who would you pick?

We would really love to work with Anderson Paak. He is crazy talented and his energy is amazing. Lifelike, Kris Menace and Pomrad are also artists that are still on our bucket list.

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Alana Schulz
 
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