We got a chance to meet with one of the hottest electronic duos who just recently dropped a track on fire we just had to dub it the EDC soundtrack for this year's festival. CORPORATE SLACKRS are AJ and Devin from Florida who both have tasteful talent for music production. Not only that but they will have their debut performance at EDC Las Vegas on Friday, June 16 at the Upside Down House stage. The record itself "Electric Sky" boasts the EDC vibe that thousands of attendees crave for and the duo masterfully nailed it.
How did you get into music in the beginning?
AJ: I was always into music my whole life but it became a job/passion right away when I went to college and wanted to make the nightlife fun in Jacksonville.
Devin: My dad played guitar, and my mom sang so it didn't take long to have music installed in me haha. I think the first time something happened was 3rd grade. I sang the "slipper song" in a play at my school lol.
What’s the story behind your name?
AJ: Devin used to come over my house right after work and would still make music in is work clothes so I kept calling him "Corporate". After a couple sessions Devin called me a "Slacker" because i would always fall asleep in the studio. Boom "Corporate Slackrs" was born.
How did you two meet each other?
AJ: We met when I was playing a new electronic music night in Jacksonville and Devin was promoting it at the time to help the small electronic scene. After some talking we decided to get in the studio together and now here we are!
Who or what would you say is your biggest musical inspiration?
AJ & Devin: Pink Floyd and NERO
Describe to us your sound.
AJ & Devin:We base a lot of our music around basslines, so we feel like our style of basslines and synth choice is our sound. "Energetic, non-corny bass music". But, we really think our "sound" revolves more around a feeling. We try to put as many good feelings into our music as possible over generally "Sad" chords. So the result is you get the feeling that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and or a lift in spirits.
Talk to us about your recent record "Electric Sky".
AJ & Devin: When we found out out we were playing EDC Vegas we wanted to make a song before the festival but didn't know what. We sent some music to people and someone said the "Electric Sky" instrumental sounds "EDCish" which was great for us. So we asked our talented friend Emma Zander to help us paint that picture and give you that feeling that you are "Under the Electric Sky" and she of coursed nailed it.
Do you have any upcoming releases you could share with us about?
AJ & Devin: Umm...what we can say is that we have more songs coming out with Emma Zander and we are stoked for everyone to hear them!
If you could collaborate with anyone who would be and why?
AJ: Gucci Mane or John Mayer, because I think it would be dope to hang out with them in the studio.
Devin: David Gilmour or Dave Grohl.
What’s the craziest thing that has happened so far this year?
AJ & Devin: Craziest thing is really is that our hard work over all these years is starting to finally pay off. We have been called crazy plenty of times for sticking with it this long!
What is one thing you are currently obsessed with?
AJ: Success and Information.
Devin: Making music.