Fasten your seatbelt, said WD2N

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When we first heard Yuri Lima and Ivan Kovaček’s sounds, we weren’t really sure what to expect. Weird, wonderful, enticing and enthralling, it initially started off in pretty inconspicuous fashion before it exploded into a real monster of a track. Such traits permeate the guys’ work, so it should come as no surprise really that they often figure in the plans of Alex Rubio’s Cohesive label. Here, we caught up with the boys to see what’s going on in their world… 

So, 2014 was a busy year for you in terms of releases. What release would you say you were most proud of from the last 12 months?

The biggest one we released in terms of reaction at least, was Dennis Ferrer – How Do I Let Go (WD2Ns Remix) release on King Street. A great release for us!

What kind of music were you listening to growing up, and what inspired you to produce the music that you do now?

We genuinely listen to all kind of styles, from classical music to contemporary songs like rock, pop, folk and all styles of electronic music such as melodic techno, deep house, new tech house. A wide range really.

What are some of your favourite tracks/ artists you’re listening to at the moment?

Tracks like Maceo Plex – ‘’Conjure Balearia’’, Mind Against – ‘’Strange Days’’, Shall Ocin, Tale of Us, etc. So much great stuff out there right now…

How would you describe your sound in three words to someone who is yet to have heard your music?

Fasten your seatbelt!

What track of yours would you say is the most well received by fans when at one of your shows, and why do you think that is?

‘’Prometheus’’ is the best received track at our shows, mainly because our fans already knows the first chords when we begin to mix it in. It’s always amazing when we play it!

What do you see as the future for your productions? Any albums planned, for example?

We’ve been building up towards an album for some time actually. Already, we’ve received many requests but we’re just waiting for the right place and time. We’ll know when that is!

Do you want to focus more on DJing currently or producing? Have you a preference for one over the other?

Of course our minds are focused more on production. We see DJing just a consequence of our productions really.

Tell us about your newest release on Cohesive. What was the vibe you were going for with it?

Cohesive is our family and we’re always so proud to release there. Alex has been releasing some amazing tracks with big guys over the years, so it’s great that he digs our stuff too. The label is new but it already has a nice history.

So can you talk us through the tracks – how are they different? Are they pretty much typical of WD2N release?

One word you can’t apply to WD2N is ”typical”. Each song is unique, we don’t copy other artists nor do we do ‘hit’ songs. We always get the longest way, in terms of music composition in order to build a song, which is: starting from a scratch.

It’s quite an unusual release. Was that something you were conscious of or did it just sort of end up like that organically?

Yeah, we’re conscious to build a track like this. The tracks released on Cohesive have that feeling that ‘’Apollo’’ also has.

If you could play the track on any dancefloor in the world, where would it be?

Fabric (London and Madrid) or The Egg (London).

So where in the world would be your ideal place to DJ if you could pick just one?

Our style is most accepted in European countries. These countries like melodies more than in Brazil, a place where everything must have a strong rhythm.
WD2N’s Apollo EP is out now on Cohesive

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