Italian Duo Merk & Kremont are increasingly becoming staples in the EDM scene with their heart-pumping, dance-floor filling music. The Milan duo have garnered support from some of the biggest names in the scene including Fedde Le Grande, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero, & many more. Their newest single “Sad Story (Out Of Luck)” out on Spinnin' Records is a groovy dance hit that's not built for the festivals like their other tracks like “Gang”, but is built for the bars, the clubs, the beaches, and everywhere you can “chill”.
We got the chance to ask Merk & Kremont a few questions as well as have them takeover our Dancefloor Hits playlist with 27 tracks that will get you fist pumping, head grooving, & everything in between. Check the interview & playlist out below!
What got you into making music, specifically Electronic Dance Music, and what made you guys decide to team up?
We started producing music when we were 18 when a mutual friend introduced us, he was actually the first person who showed us the ropes of music production. We had been deejaying for a few years prior to that and we were both big lovers of EDM music.
Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?
We both love Jamiroquai, they were big in the 90s, they were super funky; we also really love all of the funk music from the 70s.
If you had to pick 3 of your tracks to introduce yourself to a brand new listener, what 3 would you choose?
First would be “Tundra”, the first track ever released on a big label, Fedd Le Grand actually premiered it in 2013 at Ultra Music Festival , it's the track that opened the door for us.
“Amen” is the track that made us realize we could actually try and make a living out of this..it got the attention of Steve Angello, one of our biggest inspiration as deejays, who released it on his label.
“Sad Story” is our evolution track, we produced it with an “out of the club” mentality, we wanted to make something that anyone could listen to…Our moms love it, so.. 🙂
Thanks for the playlist! What are a few songs in this list that stick out to you?
We want our productions to be available to more and more people as we progress, you can tell by the sound of “Sad Story” and some of the tracks in the playlist; Charlie Puth's “Attention” was conceived similarly to Sad Story, it has a vert dry chorus and an epic bass line. “Feels” by Calvin Harris, it has a very interesting and chill vibe, perfect for the summer. “Swish Swish” by Katy Parry is also one of our favorites because of its unique sound, very urban uk but also super easy US pop vibes there, pretty cool mix.
What are some things you like to do in spare time when not making music?
We recently launched our own fashion brand, we have a new logo and the project is a mix between merchandise and an actual new clothing line. We've always been into fashion and this felt right, hopefully people will like it too.
What does the summer have in store for you?
We're gonna start with a bunch of shows in Europe, and we have a mini tour in Asia at the end of July. We're gonna be super busy in the studio with productions we have in store for next fall too.
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