I’m sure you’re both asked this a lot, but how is it being women in a male-dominated industry?
As DJs there certainly are many more guys around, but we try not to think about it. Sometimes it might work for you, other times it might work against you. A lot of these guys that are DJing out there are good friends with us in some way or other. We’ve been fortunate to have nothing but positive experiences. There are great girl DJs out there too. We love when girls come up to us and say ‘We want to do what you do!’, that’s the biggest compliment.
In terms of pop music, do you see pop and EDM combining?
Oh it’s totally combining, but they will always have their own lanes as well. While I think David Guetta is certainly a pop star now, I still think an artist like David Guetta is very different to an artist like Kesha or Kylie. And then David is very different to Armin Van Buruen and Tiesto. I think that’s what some people in the pop world don’t understand about EDM or music in general, someone like Tiesto is very different to a Chuckie, or a Steve Aoki. There are so many levels of depth to DJs and producers.
That’s why it’s so inspiring. It’s great the pop music is taking a lot of influence from the electronic world; getting a bit harder with the production. It’s great for our gigs, because more people are coming! The awareness is high.
So where would you put yourselves?
I don’t know where we fit really. Our live aspect is certainly more electronic, however in the studio we do both. If we have a pop head one day, say we’re working with Kesha or Kylie, then that’s that. Other days we are working on harder, more underground projects.
And we also love vocals. We are vocal girls. Don’t get me wrong we love instrumentals, but when it comes to Nervo, and our own records, it will be vocally driven.
Typically on the electronic side, tracks with vocals like that are more Trance inspired. Have you ever thought about going that route?
Some of our music is love, and progressive. Drowning, what we did for Armin Van Buuren, it definitely has a progressive flavor to it. I think there are no boundaries.
What about location, how is it spinning back at home in Australia, how is it spinning in Europe, how is it spinning in the states? I’m sure they’re all very different experiences.
You’re right, they are all extremely different from one another. It’s good because it keeps you on your toes. We always have an idea of what we like to play, because of our radio show, we are always listening to new music and changing our set. You can always see within 3 to 5 songs what the crowd is reacting to. There have be territories we have never been to before that we discovered on the spot, they are very different. Holland for example, the first time we played in Holland, we were shocked, because you couldn’t play any kind of progressive music, you had to play hard music. They got bored with the softer stuff. Not that it was soft, but they just really like it very hard and electro beat driven. In Vegas they really promote house music, you have to cut down on the vocals, and use more commercial vocals. In Australia they like it really hard as well. They are so open, especially at the festival scene, you can play dubstep next to deep house. Ibiza is again totally different. It’s a very sexy house set.
Do you have a favorite?
Oh god, I do love Ibiza. We were clubbing in Australia, but the second we would come to the UK we would go to Ibiza. Ibiza is basically our spiritual homeland, it’s somewhere we’ve really wanted to be for a long time. Everything about it, the air smells different. The culture in Ibiza is second to none. People go to the clubs with trainers on they expect to go dancing for 8 to 12 hours at a time. So go for 15 to 24 hours, there are no limits.
Thank you very much ladies, it’s been a pleasure talking to you!
Thanks boys! We would love to add that we have a single coming out, June 19th, called You’re Gunna Love Again and tagged along to that is some amazing remixes.