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Recently we were sent a great song by a group that I had never heard of before, I gave it a listen and thought it was a great track but instead of just posting the track with no info I thought, why not see if they want to tell us a little bit more about themselves? Below is the first interview that we have done for Viking Says and with any luck there will be many more to come!
Gentlemen Thieves: We are huge fans of Lupin the III. he’s a gentleman thief, he’s cool..so we just rolled with it.
VS: How many people are in the group and what are their roles?
GT: There are two of us. We pretty much have the same role and that is to make music. No one really has a specific job we just sit there and fuck around until someone comes up with something.
VS: When and why did you start playing?
GT: It was kind of random. One day I was bored and I heard of a DAW called FL studio in the past (I think it was called Fruity Loops back then) and decided to download it.
VS: Which instruments do you play? (or if no instruments then what kind of gear do you use?)
GT: We can play the piano. We each have our own little setup but basically we use some software synths and Ableton or Logic.
VS:What was the first tune(s) you learned?
GT: Umm… I don’t really remember, but it was probably something like “Ode to Joy” . The really basic version. We had these piano books that we use to practice with years ago that we passed between each other. I can’t remember what there called right now but there pretty great I can play almost anything if given the sheet music for it.
VS: Is your family musical?
GT: Not really.
VS: What/who influenced you to make music?
GT: Nothing or no one really influenced us to make music, we just kind of started making it. We all take inspiration from different things we have heard or maybe even have seen, but thinking back there really wasn’t a catalyst for how we started making music.
VS: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
GT: I really admire all of the independent musicians who were able to get famous by pushing there music out there by themselves. It’s always interesting to watch them become megafamous.
VS: Who are your favourite musicians? Groups?
GT: My favorites right now are Skrillex, Onra, The Weeknd, Nero, Breakbot , 2NE1, Zomboy, M-Flo Sonpub, Surkin.
VS: What are some of your favourite album’s?
GT: My favorite albums of all-time is Illmatic by Nas. Lately i’ve listened to “Blood,Sweat,Tears” by Mr.Flash, “Welcome Reality” by Nero, “Thusday” by The Weeknd, and Justice’s new album.
VS: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition and how do you deal with it?
GT: Of course who doesn’t get nervous before any event? The way I have always dealt with nervousness was to make sure I was prepared and well rehearsed before any event.
VS: How often and for how long do you practice?
GT: We don’t really practice, but when we do an original song or remix it can take days ,weeks, or months. It really depends.
VS: What dream tour would you love to be on with any past or present bands/DJ’s?
GT: Currently – Danger, Skrillex, Nero…but there’s a lot of people we would love to tour with.
VS: How do you feel about music piracy and the state of the music industry nowadays?
GT: Well piracy doesn’t really affect us because we give all of our music away for free. I think it’s pretty neat how people can blow up by putting there music out themselves. Most of those guys give there music away for free nowadays and that is pretty cool. As for the state and future of the music industry…I have no idea.
VS: What does the viking say?
GT: Come hang out with us on facebook to keep an eye on our EP and other stuff coming soon!
VS: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us!
The new Major Lazer video is upon us. It’s a bizarre video that features blades, grandmas and beers. The video has the same cast as a video that went viral a few months back (see link here), the only difference is that now Diplo is in it (he makes sandwiches!?!). Anyways, check it out – the song is sure to get in your head.
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This track was leaked about a month ago but today the official version came out, massssive tune.
This morning the official video for the new track by Flux Pavilion and Doctor P was released, It features a 1970′s styled crime fighting duo who try to topple the underworld rule that is gripping London. An interesting video for an interesting song. What do you think of it?
Released minutes ago, here is the new remix of Miike Snow’s track “Devil’s Work” by Alex Metric. For those of you who don’t know Alex Metric, he is a British DJ/Producer who has been remixing tracks by the likes of La Roux, NERD, Phoenix & Bloc Party. For a little while he was on the BBC doing the “In New DJ’s We Trust” show on Thursday nights. He is currently on Adam Freeland’s record label, Marine Parade, and has been making waves around the world with his unique style of electro-house production.
Benga’s newest remix is a tune originally by A-Trak & Zinc called “Stingray”. The track is forthcoming on Fools Gold Records (A-Tracks own record label) and features dubbed out submarine noises and a steady bass-line for some classic Benga beats.
For those of you who don’t know, Knife Party is the electro-house/dubstep side project created by two of the members from Pendulum (Rob Swire & Gareth McGrillen). Below is the official video to the single ”Antidote”, its pretty intense to say the least.
This video requires you to sign in to YouTube due to the graphic nature of the content – tits, guns, blood n drugs