Like I said before, this blog is dedicated to two kinds of music. The similarity is that dark atmosphere and with some of the genres melodies. Last update was of synth-pop album review, so this time it is no-holds-barred interview with huge artist! I am superpround to present you:
Brutal Jesters Interview!!!!
1. What sort of music did you grow up with?
Ohmboy: French hip hop, Nirvana, Thunderdome Micropoint Manu le malin
Remzcore: I'm very eclectic in music but my first real crush in music goes to Rock/Metal. I’ve bought albums like: The Offspring, System of a Down, Korn, Marilyn Manson.
Ohmboy: My love for industrial sounds and DJing on a technical level
Remzcore: Back in 2003, a good Friend gave me: "Thunderdome best of 96". This caused me a massive outbreak. My hero is 3 Steps Ahead.
Remzcore: We met in a party called “Leshouille act2”. Ohmboy was mixing before me and Ive got an instant brocrush when he stared scratching. Then when I started my show right after him he got curious about my very particular technique with my computer (initially he’s a vinyl DJ). He asked me if he could scratch during my set. The crowd went nuts and we got gigs together since then. After few gigs, in a party called Azylium we came up with the name: “Brutal Jesters”
Ohmboy: No bad point, it’s all about the discussion and make deals
Remzcore: With collaboration you can get results you could never achieve on your own.
Ohmboy: Maybe because we are french ?! No lol I think when we created BJ we listened a lot of Frenchcore
Remzcore: I think Frenchcore is the most party oriented style above all, as The Braindrillerz said : “No Frenchcore, No Party!”
Ohmboy: Some simples things: a pc, monitors, midi controller and the most important Cubase for sure.
Remzcore: Really not much, the most important is a good computer and a DAW you are comfortable with.
7. How is the scene in France ?
Ohmboy: The scene is big but it's really hard to organize some party here, so there is really less party than there should be.
Remzcore: I think in France it’s totally different region by region. Near our home, partys are small but Lyon and south of France have a big potential.
Remzcore: The French crowd is very good, they are passionate people, they know the tracks you play and they show it to you.
Ohmboy: All crowds are fucking great, you just need to understand them..
Remzcore: For example when we remixed Fa-lium for Dr.Peacock. We kept the main theme but we developed it in our own way. For example we added a sample speech from a guy who thinks he’s was going to hell when he used valium pills.
It’s all about finding a balance between respecting the original and making something new.
To answer on what makes a good remix, well you should keep in mind that in music all the rules can be bended. So there is no particular way to succeed on a remix, just let the magic happen.