- Describe your sound in 3 words.
lush – experimental – futuristic
- What is the story behind your name?
The name TWYN comes from the idea of us sharing the ability to read each other while improvising. Since we have been playing music together for 10 years now, we have developed our own musical language as a duo and our own way of anticipating each other’s next move. Most of our live shows are intentionally expressed in the moment.
- Considering that you yourselves are masters on creating wonky beats, If you had to choose the most legendary beat drop of all time, which one would be?
Thats a tough one. No right or wrong answer to that one.
Jason – “Players” by Slum Village
Aaron – “Gimme Some More” by Busta Rhymes
- You incorporate many electronic elements. Do you consider it a challenge to perform your music live?
It’s not necessarily a challenge for us to perform our music live but we do approach our performances differently than our studio recordings. We like to layer vocals and ear candy sounds in the studio, using synths, tape machines and ambient textures to create a more immersive sound. It’s about nailing the perfect recording and nuance. During our live show, we use looper pedals and sampling pads to improvise on those forms freely. The music is allowed to take on its own shape based on the energy the audience throws back at us.
- What would be your dream performance venue?
Red Rocks Amphitheater or any stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
- If you had to choose one Synthesizer (analog or digital) which one would it be?
For this band – Prophet REV2 made by Sequential & Dave Smith Instruments. That synth has just always been one of our main inspiration tools.
- You mostly focus on instrumental music. Is the absence of vocals an extra challenge when it comes to promotion?
The answer to that question is that it’s more about targeting the audience. We have released both vocal and instrumental music and are adamant about bluring the lines between both styles. Actually, some of our most popular songs are instrumental so once again, finding the right audience for each song is crucial.
- If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
That streaming would pay more. A more immersive way of individually experiencing music that is technologically efficient and fitting but not so disposable. The industry is getting a little better for independent artists but the funnels for exposure still seem fragmented.
- Should we expect a full album? Do people still listen to full albums?
We will be coming out with an EP in December. We feel like most people do not experience albums in the same way as they use to. A track by track release seems to give each song it’s time to be fully appreciated and realized.
- One last thing we should know about you?
We both rock the 2012 and 2013 Silver Honda CRV when we pull up to gigs. LOL!
- Thank you!
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