As we had a lot of musical tastes in common, we then decided to work together as a duo, and we produced several albums and songs for some new and confirmed French artists, did a couple of mash-ups, worked for MTV and produced our own weekly radio show on French national radio and then we started to DJ from time to time until it became our main job.
WHAT IS A MASH-UP AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
A mash-up is a track in which the vocals of one track have been mixed over the music of another track. A mash-up is a completely new track, a track that sounds like an original recording, as if it had always been like that… as if it was actually recorded by the original artists.
We’ve always been interested by the use of samples in hip-hop music and how they recycled a lot of different influences to make their own tracks.So we got on to computers, and realized that you could sample a whole song instead of some little bits with our old samplers, and the first thing we did was to learn how to use our new software and played around with the favourite songs from our record collection.
WHAT ARE YOUR PEEPS GETTING INTO THESE DAYS?
Into doing our own music, that’s what we get excited for at the moment as we spent several years cutting, editing and mashing all our favourite artists, and now we feel it’s time to make our own stuff.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF LOO & PLACIDO?
As I said above, our goal in 2010 is to finally make our own music.
In a more general way, barriers will continue to fall between all genres and we’ll see more and more strange experimentations and combinations of style coming in the future with labels like Mad Decent that keep on pushing the limits further every time.
TOP 3 ALBUMS / TRACKS (WITH GENRES) THAT IN YOUR OPINION HAS BEEN INFLUENTIAL TO YOUR GENERATION
There are plenty, but here are 3 of them as we have to chose :
Beastie Boys ‘Paul’s Boutique’ (Hip-Hop)
Daft Punk ‘Homework’ (Electro)