Pornbugs formed by Sven & Sven, founders of Bondage Music label are coming to Prague. Before their Sunday gig on 15th May 2016 Chillin Prague, we caught up with them and asked them few questions.
We are excited, because we every time we had fantastic time and were impressed by Prague...Hey guys, thanks for making the the time and talking to us. How are you?
Hello from Berlin - the spring is finally coming – so we feel fantastic.
I think Prague is going to be your first time as far as gig is concerned, are you getting excited?
It's not correct, we played here before, this is gonna be our third time in fact. Last time was in 2013 for our friends from "Just Like That" at Bukanyr Houseboat. But yes, we are excited, because we every time we had fantastic time and were impressed by Prague, so we are looking forward to be back in Prague for the "Chillin Prague Party".
We both like the deeper side of electronic music with many funk and soul elements with raw and kick dancefloor oriented sound...For those who might not be aware of what you do, would you be able to give us an intro into what you do?
All right in quick summary ;-) Since 2005 we have been playing together as Pornbugs. It is our deep-techhouse-project. We both like the deeper side of electronic music with many funk and soul elements with raw and kick dancefloor oriented sound. The structure of a Pornbugs set is very different, we like to play several styles in one set like deep-house, tech-house or minimal-techno. But the best way to understand our sound is when you see us playing or when you listen our weekly radio-show on Ibiza Global Radio. A big step for us was in 2006, we founded our own label called Bondage Music.
Can you tell us a bit about Bondage Music?
Well, Bondage Music was founded as a platform for ambitious sound from Deephouse to Techhouse. The label has been a real influence in the global electronic dance music scene today. The vision of Bondage Music is based on bringing authentic, quality and honest dance music.
Dance music, which is making you move and brings you in contact with the heart and a deeper place in your soul...Dance music, which is making you move and brings you in contact with the heart and a deeper place in your soul. It’s all about experiencing and catching those great moments on the dance floor. Bondage Music releases music on vinyl and digital and has resident artists like Mihai Popoviciu, Markus Homm,El Mundo, Dilby, Pornbugs, Peter Makto & Gregory S, Frink, Stefan Riegauf, Philipp Gonzales.
What about your current music projects? What are you cooking up at the moment?
We are working on two remixes, they will be released early summer this year. First one is for the Hungarian label True Sounds and the 2nd one is for a label from Denmark named “What Happens” and soon we will be also back on our own imprint “Bondage-Music” with an EP from Pornbugs.
Can you tell us a little bit about your ideal dj set up?
For us the perfect setup is Allen&Heath Xone92 Mixer, 2 x CDJ 2000 from Pioneer, 2 x Technics turntables and a good monitoring.
For us the most important point is that we will continue with good quality music and that we will make the people happy..And what about your studio? How do you produce?
Well, I would say its nothing special, just Imac, Midi Keyboard, Ableton Live and good monitor speakers.
Now, going back to your label. How do you recruit artists for your label? You guys have lots of strong releases and established artists?
We are very lucky, in the recent years we have found good resident artist for our label. Mostly it is the beginning of all the remix projects.
That’s exactly how it started with Mihai Popoviciu, Markus Homme and El Mundo few years ago and essentially that was the beginning for a very good connection and friendship, which lasts till today! We have this close and friendly relationship with the other resident artist of "Bondage-Music".
What are your goals with your label? You plan on going big or you want to keep it small and focused more on niche genres?
For us the most important point is that we will continue with good quality music and that we will make the people happy with the next releases on Bondage-Music.
Our set is influenced by the vibe at the party and the venue...Our dream is coming true. We are releasing the first album on Bondage-Music. It has been produced by Mihai Popoviciu and it is coming out in May on vinyl and CD, we are very happy about it.
And lastly, how do you usually prepare for a gig? Are you going to prepare something special for Prague or is it gonna be just like any other gig?
Every gig is special for us, but we don't prepare for a gig, our set is influenced by the vibe at the party and the venue, but we will play for sure some upcoming stuff from us and our label.
Thanks for taking the time out to do this interview!
Thank you and we are looking forward to see you soon Prague.
Catch Pornbugs at CHILLIN PRAGUE the 15th May 2016 at Cargo Gallery