Armed with their bewitching synthesizers lines and powerful drums, the 2 brothers composing Mozaïk are just like archeologists. Melodic & ethnic, their music explores differents civilizations and cultures of the world. In a way, its a real call to travel and discovery. DMCWORLD checks in with the awesome duo as they take on remixing duties of Siphe Tebeka’s incredible ‘Ndiyekene’ with the haunting of vocals of Toshi…already hailed as the No.1 Afro House vocalist in the world….
Hey guys a huge welcome to DMCWORLD. What first inspired you to get into the music industry?
Hey DMC, thanks for having us. Well, we have always liked music in general since we were young. Our parents were music lovers and there was always music at home and in the car with every kinds of music! It all started from there!
Who inspired you to start making music?
Certainly the current French Touch in the late 90s/early 2000 with Daft Punk, Etienne de Crecy, Laurent Garnier and many more.
How would you describe your musical style?
In 3 words:
For us, a track must make us travel and tell a story…
When you were approached to remix Ndiyekeni, did you have an idea of how you’d like to produce it from the beginning or do your remixes tend to develop naturally?
The idea for this remix came naturally. When we found a melody that matched with Toshi’s voice it was easy to continue and develop the track.
When remixing other artists, do you have certain criteria in mind that the original song needs to have before agreeing to remix the song?
No, we just have to like the song – our decision to accept a remix request is quite instinctive. There is often an element that we like and we start thinking “ok, this element can be a good base for a remix”.
What does your average studio session look like?
At the beginning there are a lot of ideas on our DAW, it’s kind of a laboratory! Then we organize our session with elements that we choose. It seems silly, but this phase is very important for us to stay focused on the track.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Right now, we really really like Innellea!
What would your ideal lineup be?
For us, the ideal line up will be a mix of cool guys of the moment like Innellea, Alex Medina, Invoker, Nandu and established DJ/producers like Ame, Agoria, Solomun, Shimza, Super Flu, Tale of Us, Dixon…
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has opened up connections between artists, the musical industry in general and audiences all around the world ! The new way to consume with the streaming totally upset the music industry…and it’s quite cool ! It’s amazing to see our music listened to by people in America, China and South Africa while we are in France!
Which skills do you think are essential to focus on when you’re first starting out as a music producer?
Always be open to learn new things everyday and listen to the opinion of the other people. But trust in yourself and in your ears! And finally, just enjoy it…