Tchami is no stranger to house music and neither is MALAA. The two power houses have recently come together again on an incredible EP called “No Redemption”. The EP consists of five stunning tracks “Summer '99”, “Kurupt”, “The Sermon”, “Deus” and of course a tasteful intro record all. The EP gives nod to their previous collaborative EP “Prophecy” a couple years ago. One of the most infectious records on the EP is “Kurupt” which has also been released as a single. It packs a bouncy house feel with a solid bass and techno grooves that instantly puts you K?Dancing on the floor. Furthermore, TCHAMI and Malaa have released exclusive remixes for their tour, 9 remixes total from some of their favorite producers that were hand picked to work on their records like Malive & Lowdown, Noizu, Keeld, etc. who are all veterans on Tchami's coveted house label Confession. We got a chance to meet him for the first time before his performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this past weekend.
Talk us about your newest EP "No Redemption".
So the idea behind this EP is to really merge my universe and Malaa's universe in one cohesive piece of work. I think we did just that.
You also releases 9 exclusive remixes for the tour. Talk to us about that.
We planned it but it's hand picked as well. We actually asked our favorite producers to remix most of our biggest tracks because we wanted to offer something special on tour. We chose to release the whole thing as an EP. Not just to hear the artists play it on tour, I want people to enjoy on a regular basis as well.
Talk to us about Confession. Who are some artists we should listen to?
I mean everyone. Where can I start...there's DATELESS, AEVION & STEFF DA CAMPO, Malaa, DOMBRESKY, NITTI GRITTI did a really good EP, TONY ROMERA, Bellecour, etc. Everything on Confession I really love. I did not know it was going to grow this big. I started this wanting to put in place a platform for house music artists with forward thinking people in terms of music and production. It turned out really well.
How was EDC China?
It was great man. It was really good to be in a country that I do not play that often but it has so much potential. I think that house music is starting to grow. The mentality is changing.
What do you have planned later this year?
Music. Studio time and lots of music I'm about to release as well.