The amazing duo even find the time during their busy night to meet up with us for a few words
J:Thank you guys for supporting again THE BACKSTAGE ACCESS
Ruben&Rodg: No problem 🙂
J: What a massive set, you played!!
Ruben&Rodg: Thank you!
J:So, now I wanna know everything about the new album
Do you have like… 2 hours?? (Laugh)
(meanwhile Estiva walks by to greets the guys and they suggest me to have a chat with him too as he’s one of the collaborators of their album…..I did so! )
Well, you already know the story, but as soon as we found out we gonna be playing together on the mainstage we wanted to bring something extra to the table instead of just playing itself, so I remember we stood outside a Praxys (Dutch hardware store chain)…
yeah yeah, it was September, the weather was still nice and we were just seeing each other for an ice cream around the corner, he was in the David Lewis studio, and we just met to discuss the matter, we said we need to do something special…yeah, yeah right, we need to play only our own productions, ok …ok, yeah, so far so good, why not like making an album then??Why not? Mean…if we are going to play only our productions, why not?
and that’s how it started…
That’s how it started, that’s where the stress came in….laugh
Yeah basically… we finished the last part this week.
Yes actually last contract was signed yesterday, so yesterday they uploaded to all the stores, to iTunes, and I texted him this morning at 2.30 am “pre-order !! We made it”
And at 6.45 He sent me a text: I can’tsleep! Haha
(Anyway guys it has been amazing and i can’t wait to download all the songs)
J: But now, most important question of the interview: how are your cats???
They both laugh….
they’re good, Binky is probably hungry, Bella is probably stirring up stuff at home, the usual, yeah, actually i have a funny video on my phone, you should watch it it’s a slow motion fighting of my cats
J: Oh i know I ‘ve watched it on instagram, haha, it was very funny
Oh so just to let you know this, just before I went here I’ve texted him saying hey are you ready for tonight?
And I sent him a picture of what i was doing at the moment, and…..Rodg you can show the picture…
(We all laugh, cause the picture was about a big amount of cat food)
I was buying cat food.
So I was like, yeah yeah I am looking forward to it man, and he was like, ok, just let me get some cat food and then we can go off hahah
so yeah, our cats are on point right now, but you already know about this …
You like these things but probably people who don’t have or never had cats are like ahhh stop it with this cats thing but…you know….
J: well I’ m actually loving to see the other side of the artist, i think it’s cute, and if i interview someone that i know is owning a pet I always ask about that as well
Ruben and Rodg laugh…
J: what does ASOT mean to you?
For me, it kinda changed, you know, I’ve been playing here for the 3rd time, before that I was a visitor, it was about… you heard new music, a lot of productions, you know it was just an amazing festival, but now, I am here as a dj, playing the record I made in the studio…it is more about I am gathering people here, I bring people together to enjoy music all together and especially for this event they come from all over the world, you see flags from countries you can’t even think of, that’s pretty special like, we, with our music bring these people together, that’s exactly what ASOT mean to me.
I think the most important thing about ASOT is unifying, like bringing people together, the media and the government are trying to divide everyone nowadays, try to scare people and make sure that everybody hates each other like you need to hate that person because he does that and so…I think with ASOT or with music in general we are trying to do something different, we are trying to bring people together so that a perfect example is when you see people with palestinian flag or israeli flag and they can dance together like they are here for the music not for any political reasons….not to spread hate…
(Wow thanks Ruben we got some pretty deep stuff here…)
J: Where is your cooperation going now? Should we expect more set like this one ?
Yes, we will be behind the decks more often this year together
yes also in some very big places, we can’t say now but..you’ll see, we’re are working on that!
J: Correct me if I am wrong but I’ve noticed the sound is going a little bit techy?
Yes, we still kept room for melody, we still had tunes like that but for this kind of festival on the mainstage, we wanted to do something stronger. I think it worked…
J. Yes it worked perfectly
well it’s difficult to say if it worked if you’re on stage
J: But i was on the floor….it worked, i can tell you that!
Oh thank you
J: What if your partner in crime was a tune of yours?
Rodg would be “Time Has Come” because it has been a big step for him playing on the mainstage!
I guess that will be a straight dance floor smasher people can’t stop going crazy on!
Right after that I had to let the guys go and Ruben had to hurry back in the Radio Dome where he worked his magic for the whole night.