Before we get into things, I've got to ask: with all of the touring you guys have been doing all around the world, how do you take care of your nine cats when you're away?
That's a really good question! We still live with our mom, so she takes care of them while we're touring. We miss them and our two dogs a lot, but we know they're in good hands.
In a past interview, you mentioned that one of your collaborators, Santti lent his whistling to the track. What have been some of the unique things you guys have done in order to get a sample for one of your songs?
We tried to sing to see if we could use our own vocals in one of our songs, but it turned out worse than what we'd planned! To get some unique stuff, we look for other music genre sample packs as funk, which is a very popular genre here in Brazil, and people love to hear it in a different context. It's always great to try something new and mix it with electronic music.
Can you give us a quick update on the status of your label and brand, Cat House? It's been almost a year since last we've heard from it!
We are working on a completely new image for it. That's why we're currently on a hiatus but hopefully, if our schedules can fit it, this year we will be able to throw one and next year for sure we are going to throw many events. We are super excited with how our team is developing it and we really want to show you guys as soon as possible!
Which video games are you both currently engrossed in when you're not in the booth or studio?
Fortnite for sure. Both of us are horrible players, but we still love it! We also play some Fifa sometimes with friends too - this one we are actually pretty good at.
What have been some of your most memorable experiences while traveling abroad?
Going to a Cat Cafe is definitely on our bucket list but we haven't had the chance yet! As tourists, we would say that going to Asia for us was something really awesome because it's completely different from what we are used to. We get to learn and experience a lot of cool stuff there. Of course, all around the world is awesome, but Asia is the most unique for us. Best food we've ever had is CALIFORNIA BURRITO for sure. They have a lot of stores in San Diego and some in Los Angeles as well. We love it so much!
Where do you see yourselves in five years?
We see ourselves living in Los Angeles or Barcelona. For sure doing a lot of shows around the world, making music we love (don't know what kind because I think producers are always evolving, so 5 years is too far ahead for us to be certain about it now). We really wanted to open a California Burrito restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, but unfortunately we don't have time for that right now, so maybe in 5 years we will hahaha. We have a lot of cool tracks that we are excited to release including our collaboration with GoldFish on "Colours & Lights" which just dropped. We're also really excited about our upcoming collaboration with Merk & Kremont and MorganJ on "Dance Now", as well as our collab with Will Sparks, and many others that we are still working on! We are very excited for the future!
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