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The most beautiful surprises of the edition 2014? “Despacio,” the new musical project by James Murphy and 2ManyDjs, a daily 6-hour dj set vinyl only.
We met three artists – that, according to us, will get big this year – and asked them something personal.
Saturday, June 14th at Sonar De Dia we interviewed for you the South African musician Spoek Mathambo and Andre Geldenhuys, guitarist of his latest project called ‘Ghost’; Julie Budet aka Yelle with her french dance-pop style; and the Danish trio WhoMadeWho composed by Tomas Hoffding, Jeppe Kjellberg and Tomas Barfod. Here’s what we asked them.
Our magazine is called RedMilk, “a daily dose of fashion protein”: what’s yours in terms of style?
Anything that I feel good in it. I know that it very vague but it’s simple as that. I don’t really like plain and dark colours.
I just like to have fun with clothes, play with it. Sometimes I just find something old in my wardrobe and bring it back to life.
Actually I really like to wear different things: I like to wear simple things one day and very crazy styles the other day. And mostly to play with fashion in my everyday life. So I mix vintage pieces with simple items (like H&M tops). And I like to go in second hand shops and find outfits from the 80s or the 70s.
I think is a matter of mood. It’s like the reflection of your soul. In terms of accessories I really love to wear scarves: first of all to protect my voice and second because is a very versatile accessory that you can use around your neck, as a belt or even in your head.
Btw, we love your phone cover, very funny. In terms of style, well, we all like to wear combined sets as we are wearing today. We love mostly Danish brands like Libertine-Libertine and Henrik Vibskov.
The most unusual place you ever played:
It was playing in an empty school in South Africa, where they left it up to the kids to organize; that became an amazing show.
Maybe the Museum of Natural History in NY. That was very unusual and beautiful.
Actually it was in Milano, I can’t remember where exactly, but we were playing on a construction site, we were 30m below the ground and people were all up, looking at us in the hole wearing our protection helmets.
Was very exciting, in 2005, one of our first gigs. But we played in other crazy places: on a ferry, on a crane in Germany, in some very very expensive apartments in Russia and in the middle of the mountains in Graz, Austria.
Yes! We played in Mexico in a recreation park, a very old and charming place.
Never on stage without… what?
My guitar. And my spirit. And my parallel personality. I have to have all of this to go on stage.
Sunglasses. Sometimes I like to close my eyes when I’m on stage. And I used to collect sunglasses but I am trying to be purist, being not attached to things and giving a lot to friends; now I regret because I run out of them so if you read this I want my glasses back!
I like to wear a bracelet, it’s like a lucky charm. I know it’s a stupid thing but makes me feel good.
Take a piss and drink some hot liqueur. I don’t do drugs so that my drug to go out there.
Headphones and drumsticks but I usually forget one of them so I need to go back and get it.
My wedding ring.
A place you must visit within 2014
Milano. I want to play there again. I used to live there (near San Babila) and I truly loved it.
Tofo in Mozambique.
I never been to Asia, I like Thailand. I have an uncle that spends 2 months per year there and every times he comes back he is so changed, relaxed, open minded. And this also happened to many friends travelling there.
So it’s really a place I want to visit to understand the culture and enjoy the people that are always so nice and friendly.
Japan. We never played there but we want really want to go there. And also Australia where the people are so honest and fun.
Three key words to describe your gig today at Sonar De Dia:
troppo troppo bene!
Three key words to describe your last album:
It’s kind of hard because it’s really a step forward for us. It’s a jump but it’s also a mature album. But still talking about relation, love, with still my voice and our fresh signature.
Soft. Honest to the bone. Simple. Cutted down to the essential. And loving.
Photos by Gloria Radio