French duo Amine Edge & Dance have spent the last few years touring the world whilst acquiring the status of serious bassline connoisseurs. Fresh off the back of a recent tour which sampled the vibrant cultures of south America, the G-House masters will be gearing up for another action packed summer which will see appearances at Parklife and South West Four Festival. Before the festival season gets into full swing, we caught up with Amine Edge & Dance to talk Cuff records, shows in South America and the summer ahead.
Hi guys! How are you both today?
We are really good, hope you are good too!
You'll be jetting off to South America soon where you've both got a tour of Brazil lined up. What are the integral differences between playing there and in Europe?
You have to know that it’s not really a Europe thing, every country is different, different culture, politics, tastes, crowd. In the US, EDM is king and underground clubs are small. In Brazil, Brazilian Electro is king and the clubs are massive, like stadiums. In France it’s more techno and in Germany more minimal. We have the luck to be very eclectic so we can play in every country and still make people dance.
"We have the luck to be very eclectic so we can play in every country and still make people dance."
Will your record label CUFF be returning to the White Isle for another residency this summer?
For now, we needed a break as it was a serious challenge to have a residency every Monday. But we will come back, maybe in Amnesia, why not!
Staying on the subject of CUFF. Initially your sound was termed as 'G-House'. Is your music influenced by older versions of the sub-genre, like the stuff on Dance Mania?
If people stop putting a stamp on music without listening to it they will understand all of the influences, if one day we do some Salsa or Jazz people will call it G-House because it’s what they think we are. If you listen to our music or any tracks on CUFF you will see. Of course the dirty lyrics are influenced by Dance Mania like DJ Deeon, the bass line funk like Kool & The Gang etc…
Aside from all the action in Ibiza. Are there any festivals you're looking forward to playing at this year? Perhaps one that's a debut or one that you have played at for a number of years that you can't get enough of?
SW4 for sure, and this time we decided to play in a tent instead of the main stage so it’s gonna be a surprise. Also are at Creamfields for the first time, that’s a legendary festival right there, and of course Tribe festival in Brasil. It is a religious time for us and the XXXPerience anniversary in Brazil for their 20-year anniversary - happy birthday to them.
Do you have any of your own music in the pipeline you can tell us about?
We prefer to keep that a secret for now, but you should definitely check out our remix of Mind Control by Medeew, Chicks Luv Us & Sergio Diaz… who destroy club after club.
South West Four is one of the final festivals of the season coming on August Bank Holiday weekend. You'll be playing festival alongside The Chemical Brothers, Rudimental and lots more. What stands out about SW4 for you guys?
This time we play the Gorgon City stage - thanks to them for having us… Amine is the biggest fan of Chemical Brothers, so we are definitely going to check them out.
Have a top summer guys!
Interview by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Amine Edge & Dance