[Interview] We catch up Acid Mondays ahead of In:Vision at The Warehouse Leeds
Ahead of their set this weekend at In:Vision Leeds (at The Warehouse), we caught up with Ibiza duo, Acid Mondays as part of their current UK tour. With releases on the likes of 2020 Vision, Compost, Magnetic and more recently Illusion Records and Sascha Dive's Deep, the Balearic duo have also been taking their music on the road with DJ sets all over the globe.
Check out the full interview below where the duo talked about the duo's favourite UK gigs so far, their love for vinyl, how they landed a slot on DJ Sneak's Gangstercast and more.
Where are you right now?
Well as we speak we’re currently in Leeds in the UK, we’re just about to start a recording session with our friend JD73 who played the keys on our El Recorrido track.
What has 2013 brought so far for Acid Mondays? What gigs are sticking in your memory?
Well we’ve mostly been in the studio writing loads of new material but we’ve also been on tour to Vietnam and are currently on tour in the UK. Circus in Liverpool at the Camp and Furnace was epic! The line up was ridiculous and there was a great vibe in all the rooms.
You’ve spent a bit of time in the UK over the past month or so now, how have the parties been and what else have you been up to?
Well we’re both from the UK so we have a big connection here. It’s always nice to come back for gigs and to see friends & family. The parties are always great here as the crowds are usually really knowledgeable musically but more importantly everyone’s up for having a really good time!
Your recent Gangstercast for DJ Sneak is one of our favorite mixes we’ve heard over the past few weeks. How did that come about?
Thanks, glad you’re feeling it! Sneak’s a good friend of ours and when he started the Gangstercast podcast he asked us if we’d do one for it. Obviously we were buzzing as not only is he our mate but he’s also a big inspiration for both of us.
You’re both big vinyl advocates. In a couple of weeks it’s the UK’s National Record Store Day (Saturday 20th April), are you still going to be in the UK for this or do you have anything similar back home?
Unfortunately we’re not going to be in the UK for it, we’ll be back in Ibiza but we’ll definitely be making some purchases online. Not sure if there’s anything happening in Ibiza on the 20th but there is a 2nd hand record fare happening at Sluiz on April 24th so we’ll definitely be hitting that up.
The Balearic feel of El Recorrido and the straight up raw sounds on the Salvia Sessions EP present a broad range of production skills, styles and influences... What productions are in the pipeline for the rest of 2013?
We have an EP for the Romanian label ‘Nilla’ dropping around May/June time and a follow up to our Svenkins EP on Circus Recordings later in the year. We’ve also done a remix for DJ Sneak that’ll be coming out on his Sneak Classics imprint, a remix of one of Yousef’s album tunes, a couple of remixes for a new label called ‘Contemporary Scarecrow’ and a remix for the German Jazz legend Wolfgang Haffner. That’s coming out on Timo Mass’s ‘Rockets & Ponies’ label alongside remixes from Ricardo Villalobos, Nightmares On Wax and Timo Mass.
What are your plans for the summer?
Well we’ll obviously be spending a lot of in Ibiza; we’re just sorting out all our gigs for the summer now. We can’t say where we’re going to be playing yet as its still being finalized, but it’s its all looking really exciting! Apart from that we’ll be traveling in and out for gigs, getting in the studio and going to loads of great parties with any spare time that we have.
Finally, if you had to describe each other in 3 words, what would they be?
Dan on Alex: Funny, generous & creative.
Alex On Dan: Interesting, focused, dry.
Saturday 13th April
The Warehouse, Leeds
Alex Celler (Area Remote, Cecille)
John Dimas (One Records, Bass Culture)
Jack Wickham (One Records, Catwash Records)
Acid Mondays (Illusion Recordings, 2020 Vision)
Interview by Alex Ogilvie
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