Melokolektiv discuss OFF119, future productions and sleep walking | Soundspace

Melokolektiv discuss OFF119, future productions and sleep walking

Melokolektiv, Andrea Arcangeli, Soundspace, Premiere, OFF Recordings
 

We spoke to Guillaume of Melokolektiv to get a scope on the duo’s latest remix for OFF Recordings, what there pick is from the EP and if we’ll see them on the Berlin label again in the near future.

 

Soundspace

So who is Melokolektiv?

Melokolektiv

If I had to describe this project I would say that Melokolektiv is a french duo of producers who aim to make elegant dancefloor-driven electronic music.

We have releases on OFF recordings, Get Physical, Kindisch, Crosstown Rebels, Selador and many other great labels. In the past month, I have been DJing solo and producing some of the music by my own, and this remix is one of the results!

 


 

Soundspace

Your remix for Andrea Arcangeli is out on OFF Recordings, tell us how you approached this remix?

Melokolektiv

I have to admit that when I started this remix I already had a sneak listen to Pacifica’s remix. Theirs is a beautiful slow tempo piece, so I decided to do something more dancefloor-oriented to counteract the EP.

In order to increase the global dynamic, I decided to remove some of the more melodic elements and I added a nasty bassline and raw drums. I like the contrast between the smooth and beautiful original ingredients and mine which sound more raw and ‘dirty’. It’s a remix made for DJs who want to rack up the dancefloor, sorry home listeners!

 

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Soundspace

Is there a track on the EP you like more than the others, apart from your own remix of course!?

Melokolektiv

I love Sun Black. Initially I wanted to remix this one. But when I started, I had the feeling that this track was already perfect, so I stopped working on it. I just made an ambient version for my personal use, which is a perfect intro track.

 


 

Soundspace

Will we see more original tracks from you on OFF?

Melokolektiv

I’m currently in the process of mixing my own EP for OFF. All I can reveal at the moment is that the tracks will be more techno orientated. My aim is to create two dynamite tracks especially built for peak time in clubs or festivals.

 


 

Soundspace

What’s the coolest thing in your house?

Melokolektiv

I would say my girlfriend (laughs). She is definitely someone with whom it’s difficult to get bored. She is also the one who buys all the cool stuff for our house.

 


 

Soundspace

Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Melokolektiv

I’m a somnambulist. I happen to wake up in weird and funny situations sometimes (laughs).

 


 

Soundspace

What does the future hold for Melokolektiv?

Melokolektiv

Many great things I hope. I’m working hard to prepare the new EP for OFF Recordings and Kindisch, which are our two family labels. I’m also working hard with Andre Crom as A&R for OFF Recordings and I hope that 2016 will be a turning point for us.

 
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