From that time transferring ahead, that was sort of like a rocket ship pushed us ahead by way of our complete musical careers.
“Mo Bamba” was a particular one for us as a result of it taught us that after we’re creating, it’s not about attempting to make one thing that another person likes, however after we get collectively, after we do one thing that we simply love, even after we did that, we weren’t considering, “Oh, thousands and thousands of persons are going to bop to this each night time.” No, we wish to dance to this each night time. We wish to go loopy to this.
Since then, we’ve simply been doing issues that we like essentially the most. Lil Nas X has been our greatest collaborator up to now that we’ve created such an incredible relationship with, and nonetheless are having a lot enjoyable making music with them.”
On breaking floor within the music business:
“For us, our complete journey in music—being two black males coming into the music world, it’s at all times been about attempting to at all times get within the rooms that we discover that individuals like us are underrepresented in. Each door that we’ve been capable of knock down, we attempt to carry a few individuals together with us. We wish to see the world by way of music. We wish to make the world really feel smaller by way of music.
We deal with typically music prefer it’s a historical past lesson the place, you already know, we’ll journey to someplace and get to know individuals, get to know their experiences, get to know the way they’ve interacted with this music over generations, and attempt to give our perspective too.”
On the Kontrol S-Sequence MK3:
“That is actually the primary MIDI keyboard that we’ve been in a position to make use of that permits us to scroll and undergo sounds and manipulate sounds a lot in the identical manner of loads of our keyboards.
I believe that’s one of many coolest issues with this keyboard is loads of the flexibleness and management that we’ve inside our creation course of on simply analog keyboards and since a lot of that additionally exists on this, the place we don’t have to actually interface with the pc in any respect. I believe that’s most likely the factor that I’m most enthusiastic about.
…The factor with this keyboard that’s thrilling to us is that it appears extra enjoyable for us, for our course of. Like that’s at all times what has led to the most effective music for us after we assume again that “oh that session the place that track got here out, we really had been simply having the most effective time ever,” that’s what we do. We identical to taking part in on keyboards, and we may go for hours with out having to cease or actually take into consideration anything apart from the stuff that we’re taking part in. This keyboard permits us to do this in many alternative methods with out having to return to the pc and alter the sound and search for this. Or the pc crashes or one thing slows down and also you get distracted by one thing.
You get to only have a look at the keyboard and actually have enjoyable with it.”