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18 February 2016

M.ono & Luvless interview and mix for Bolting Bits

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Whilst you check the mix out, please take a moment to get to know M.ono & Luvless better, interview courtesy of the lovely guys at Bolting Bits. Full tracklist is available on Bolting Bits website

What is your process for collaboration? Do you share a studio? How does the magic happen?
When we’re working on our projects it’s just a no-brainer. We just do what we’re up to. We don’t have a certain thing in mind or even don’t know how it should sound in the end. It just comes naturally. It often just starts with a beat one of us created or a sample we both dig and then we’re building a structure around that part. We’re working together and as separate parts when we can’t meet. So sometimes we have two versions of a project and choose one to work on further together. We don’t share a studio. Not yet. Don’t know if that is something for future plans as a creative space to hang out and make music. At the moment we both don’t mind. Our door is always open for each other, so…

What do you try to suggest through your music? What are your goals with it?
It’s easy. We just want to create something we both would like to hear on the dancefloor in different situations and moods. I think that is the main thing in our mind if i would say so.

What is next for you guys? Can we expect new releases?
This year is pretty exciting. We’re gonna put out some bits on labels like the wonderful Kolour Ltd. We’re gonna create a whole EP for them boys over at Houston. Just great. Furthermore new releases are in the line for Razor ‘n Tape. Thanks Aaron and Jason! We also contributed a track for the 10 years Tsuba compilation which will be released some time in the first half of this year. Also working on stuff for Traxx Underground, Fina and O*RSelfs which is a new sublabel of our good friend Filburt. On his label we put out « Never Gonna Leave You » just to mention beside. As you can see we have a full schedule which is just great and we’re really thankful that people are loving what we’re doing so much.

What labels and/or artists do you dream of working with?
We’ve worked with so many great people to this point we’d never dreamed of working with. So there’s no certain artist or label yet. Everyone has their own potential.

How would you define your main musical influences?
We both went through various genres like drum ‘n bass, hiphop, soul and disco. As we’re born in the 80s and raised in the 90s we can’t hide from some pop, as well as we both discovered and experienced the more underground kind of electronic music in the mid 90s.. That was the time when people started organizing illegal parties in warehouses and old bunkers from the war. Amazing times and amazing new music and even a whole new spirit for both of us.

What have been your best gigs to date?
They were all just great as of yet? We experienced a lot of love. Thanks to every promoter who ever invited us and every dancer who ever danced with us. We hope you’re gonna join us in the future.

Any other things that you’d like to talk about?
My mouth is already fuzzy!

What are your last musical discoveries ? Anything that you can’t stop listening to at the moment?
Luvless: At the moment I really dig the album « The Breeze – Cocktails by the Pool ». One of my new discoveries besides so many others. Great tropical beats; a lazy afternoon; two lovers kissing. « Cocktails by the Pool » and I love to listen to a radio station called « Illinois Street Lounge » while having a good coffee and browsing books about records and art-stuff…

M.ono: I listen to a lot of Hip-Hop and RnB music from the late 1990s & 2000s mostly when I´m on the way with the tram or my bycicle. Sometimes some pop music from the 80s as well. I´m not an album listener, I love to create playlists and listen to them. And of course I search for new tracks for our dj sets if i have time.

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