It’s official – Locnville have released their 3rd studio album with ‘Taste the Weekend’. They joined forces with Sketchy Bongo on their hit new single Cold Shoulder and it’s unlike any of their other music. The twins say the new sound is inspired by the sounds of future dancehall and the deep house scene of South Africa.
Chia Kougianos caught up with Andrew for an exclusive, chatting about future plans, surprising collabs and his appreciation for Moombahton, check it out…
1. What kind of sound are you feeling these days?
I’ve really gotten into the whole Moombahton flow – the kind of slower dance tracks that are inspired by that very African and Caribbean rhythm.
2. What makes a successful track these days – is it all about pushing the envelope or making people dance?
I think it’s about a feeling. Pushing the envelope is definitely a thing, but it’s also very hard to define. As a producer, you know when you have one that’s a banger.
3. From your own experience, has the SA music scene changed and evolved over the last few years?
Absolutely, I think the SA music scene is stronger than it’s ever been. There are a lot of people now really making a good living by just doing music. It’s great to see.
4. You’ve toured a lot; which city has the most exciting scene?
That’s a very good question. I feel like one of the most accepting and experimental music scenes is in Berlin, Germany.
5. Being completely honest, what was the first cassette or CD you ever bought?
The first album that I remember actually buying with my own money was The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem.
6. Weirdest thing to ever happen to you during a live gig?
Back in the day when we were first coming up, we were performing at a club in Cape Town and there was a really drunk girl in the front row. She was jamming out super hard and ended up kind of falling into our equipment, and mid-performance I managed to catch our MPD and carry on the show. It was quite unexpected!
7. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show what song would you sing and why?
I’d probably do Cold Shoulder; the verses have a great flow that I find quite impressive.
8. Who would you want to play you in the film of your life?
9. Most memorable moment on stage or during a studio session?
One of my most memorable stage moments was a time performing in Germany where we dropped from the ceiling and it was quite nerve wracking but it made quite the impression!
10. What’s next for Locnville?
Lots of production projects and side projects coming your way soon…