Electronic Night Life has the pleasure of interviewing Super8 & Tab. The talented duo have just released their debut artist album and have a lot of information to share with their fans in regards to upcoming releases, remixes, videos, and more.
How are you?
How do you like working with the team at Anjunabeats?
It’s really good working with them. This is the only label I have been signed to since first beginning to produce trance and I have never had a reason to change that since everything has been working so well. We are all friends as well. We have known each other for a long time. I can’t complain.
Your “Empire” remix contest for Anjunabeats will be coming to an end shortly. Have you had a chance to listen to any of the entries as of yet? Have you heard anything promising?
I went to youtube recent to listen to some of the remixes and there were quite a few really good tracks. It will be very tough to decide who the winner will be.
What recent upgrades have you made in your studio in regards to Hardware and Software?
There is always interesting new software coming out. I have been producing for about 20 years. In the beginning computers did not exist so we only worked with hardware and sequencers. Once computers came into play and became more powerful so at certain points we did not use any hardware. Now we are actually getting back to using hardware again. Finding a balance between using software and hardware is the method we are currently using. At times you get a more natural feeling sound when you are working hands on with hardware.
In what ways do you personally feel your styles have changed over the years?
Our tempos have gone down a bit but that seems to be the case with other artist’s tempos as well. In 2002-2004 the range was always 138BPM, which is really driving, and full but now we are slowing it down a bit to around the 134 areas and going by the attitude that less is more. We are still keeping the driving and uplifting tone to it. It also has to do with gaining more experience in production to the point where you don’t have to use as many elements to get the effect that you are seeking.
Do you anticipate producing any other genre’s of music besides Trance in the future?
I would like to but at the moment we don’t really have time. Before the album we were only doing club mixes which are specifically catered towards other DJ’s to play in clubs.
It would be cool to do something that sounds a bit trip-hop.
How did you link up with the talented vocalists that you featured on the new album?
That was the hardest part of the album because we tried not to use the same vocalists that everyone else was using. It took us some time to find the right people to work with. First we found Jan Burton who did the vocal on four of the tracks and it worked out very well. We will definitely do more tracks with him in the future.
Betsie Larkie did a remix with Ferry Corsten and we really liked that track a lot. She actually contacted us. Julie did a track that was released on Anjunabeats and we liked it a lot. We also worked with Alyna who is my wife, so sometimes you don’t have to search too far. She did a great job on the track Perfect Day.
Infurushi, and Empire were already released as singles. Which track off the album will be the next single release?
The next singles will be the remixes of Empire. The next after that will be My Enemy with Julie Thompson.
Will you be seeking any additional remixer’s for future singles?
Yes. For the track My Enemy a Rank 1 remix will be released as well as a club mix by us which will have an old skool vibe. On that track we will go back into those higher tempos. There will be something for everyone in that release pack. I believe a few more singles from the album will follow.
Who directed the music video for your latest single “Empire”?
It was Ian Gamester from the UK. We received scripts from a few different directors but when we received his we really liked the story line. We selected him to do it and he did very well. It turned out better than we thought it would. We are very happy with the video.
Did anything interesting happen during filming?
I don’t know because we were not featured in the video.
I heard that you would stop in North America on your upcoming tour in December. Might New York be one of the cities you visit?
At the moment New York is not included. We are going to San Fransico, Miami, and a few other stops.
Are you excited for the official album launch party at Virgin Oil in your hometown of Helsinki, Findland?
We definitely are! We already had one album launch party at Ministry of Sound in London. It was great. The upcoming launch party will be even more emotional for us because this is our hometown and many of our friends will be in attendance. A lot of people that we have been working with though the years will be there as well. Jan Burton will be in attendance as well as our manager. It will be huge.
What can your fans expect from the show?
We will be playing quite a few tracks from the album and I think that’s what the audience will be looking for. We will also play some remixes of our tracks that have not been releases as of yet. We also have completed some remixes for some of the Top 10 DJ’s as well which we are not at liberty to disclose as of yet so stay tuned for those.
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
No, we have been very busy as it is. There has been a lot to do. After the album release we worked on a lot of remixes. We also have started working on new tracks as well for the next album.
Do you have any other exciting news to share with our readers?
We have plans to do a new video but we will see about that. We haven’t decided yet so lets see how it works out.
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