Brazillian duo Chemical Surf
isn't letting this pandemic stop them as they continue to take the world by storm. The two music-makers recently released their latest single “Paranauê
” on Spinnin' Records, wowing fans during their time in quarantine. In case you have never heard of them, you may recognize them as the collaborators of “Pow Pow Pow” with mainstream artist Kaskade. These DJ-producers have gained much recognition from their work and will, certainly, continue to do so during this unprecedented time.
EDM Sauce recently had the opportunity to catch up with the duo during their time in quarantine. We spoke about their latest single, the “R.I.P Genres” motto, new music, and much more.
Thank you both for doing this interview! You recently released your newest single “Paranauê” on Spinnin’ Records. Can you share with us what it was like making it and what the inspiration was behind it?
“Thank you for having us! This music is part of our culture, we have listened to ”Paranauê” since childhood (it's an expression that comes from the practice of Capoeira, a Brazilian dance and martial art). It made us very excited when Zafrir brought the idea to re-record this classic. We tried to do a different version of all others that already exist.”
As Chemical Surf, you both follow the motto “R.I.P Genres.” Can you explain how this motivates you when creating music? How do you live by it?
“We believe that the creation of music should not be limited by genres. Music is about feeling, so we are always trying to mix different perspectives and creating new unexpected formulas. It's a great creative input for our work in the studio.”
What are your goals for the rest of the year as you continue to gradually take the dance community by storm?
“Our goal is to release the tracks we have recently worked on. Since we've been having a lot of time in the studio, we were able to produce lots of new music during this period and we just can't wait to show them to our fans! We also hope we can go back to the dancefloor soon.”
Has the global pandemic affected your music creation process in any way? How do you push yourselves to stay inspired?
“Musically speaking, it was actually great. We finally had some extra time to work in the studio and we were able to create many different tracks. We usually tour every weekend, so sometimes it's hard to find lots of time to produce music.”
Last month, you released a collaboration with Kaskade. What was it like to work with such an important figure in the dance music scene?
“It was a huge honor to work with Kaskade on “Pow Pow Pow.” We are big fans of him and he also loves our music, so it was amazing to finally work on a track together. We are all very happy with the result and our fans are going crazy about it.”
How have you stayed connected with your fans during this complicated time?
“We are always in touch with our fans on social media, especially on Instagram. We miss them a lot and just can't wait to meet and celebrate again after this period passes. Until then, stay strong everyone!”
Stay tuned for more future releases by Chemical Surf.