'The Danish Duo'
How did you two start out?
We went to school together, we went to Ibiza on holiday we bought some vinyl, got some local DJs to teach us to beatmatch and pretty soon we were playing locally in Copenhagen. Over time, importing vinyl from Ibiza and playing out as a kind of novelty duo, we suddenly realised we could make a go of this. After a few years in Denmark we had gigs every weekend, we had a radio show, and it was when we started playing abroad we realised this was happening.
How did production come together?
It came really slowly, off the back of DJing. We compliment each other well - we’re not a duo where one’s technical, one’s not - we just ping ideas back and forth all the time and since we started off on the same page, we seemed to have grown into music the same way. We have the same music brain! It works well because sometimes when you’re on your own for hours and hours you almost become deaf - so it’s good to always have a second set of ears.
How does DJing in a duo work for you?
Ah! To keep things fresh we never show each other what we’re going to play - we prepare both our sets differently. That makes it fun as we learn to adapt to each other. If we knew all the tracks we were playing, it wouldn’t move in different directions, whereas this way we can use the energy of the crowd we can do different things.
What philosophy do you guys stick to?
Ours is strange: never ask for a gig. Just play what you like to play and if people want to book you off that, there isn’t a pressure to perform in a certain way or to change your sound - you can go with your natural flow as you were doing already.