When does the world tour: Tour à Tour Start?
It starts in October with a New York show. Dates can be found on our facebook – /ApolloniaMusic
You have described yourselves as, “black music and white soul”. What does this statement mean for you?
That means that there is different influences, with some black music, new wave, funk, pop, a mixture of cultures… Early house. This is what we mean.
Your excellent debut album: ‘Tour à Tour’ is due to be released October 20. Can you talk us through how you produced one of the tracks on it – Do you each have a defined role in the studio, or is more simply a team effort?
The way we work is, we are sitting the three of us together. We record a live session all together, and there is no us each doing different parts in different places and sending files to each other. When we do a track, we are always the three of us together. We can sometimes start with a sample, or Dan can play the mpc, Shonky can jam on the drum machine, Dyed make a bass. It depends. The most important thing is we are all working together and we see how the energy takes us.
Haight Street, is one of the most atmospheric tracks on the album. Where did the influence behind that come from?
San Francisco 90s house music, I (Dan) was living in San Diego in the 90s. I would bring back a lot of music from there, it is one of the main influences and Dyed and Shonky were probably one of the first guys who had been touched by this music.
What do you look for in signing a track to your label?
Great music, music that we like and music that represents who we are, this is the goal of Apollonia. We go from new artists, our own productions and some represses of music that really influenced us. Because today to have a label is more to show who we are, than a business.
How would you compare Paris to Berlin?
Nothing compares. Berlin is very peaceful, has a high level of intellectual music and great clubs, but food is not very important. Paris has a different vibe, it is stressful city, but quality is at every corner. Music is great too, but the vibe is different.
Can you tell us about your main influences, either in Dance music or outside of it?
We have many – Prince being the obvious one.