Hi Mightyfools, we’re very excited to be chatting today! How are things? Yooo dudes, wassup! Things are very exciting at the moment, we got some releases coming up including a remix for the Crookers, of which we are very proud ofcourse, also big tours later this year, and between that lots of parties all over the globe. It’s definately going to be a great year! 2009 was a huge year for you music-wise, including sick EP’s like ‘Partyjunkies’, ‘Living The Life’ and your most recent ‘For the Kidz’, and of course your massive remixes. What was your favourite record you produced last year and why? 2009 was indeed amazing for us, we spent a shitload of time in the studio. The life was either in the studio or on the road, sometimes even studiowork on the road haha. It was great to test out much new of our own music, lot’s of people already heard exclusives in an early stage that they weren’t aware of. It’s difficult to choose a favourite track, we get much crowd reactions on Amsterdam still, but our Creepy remix is a bass-tool that makes the people go nuts. The first drop is like a bomb on the dancefloor, you have to see it live! I intend to! But surely the highlights of 2009 was not just the music but the tours of Australia and North America, coming top in many charts and crowdsurfing 16 times! What was the reception you got from Australia and North America and how are the aussies and yanks at partying compared to Europeans? Oh hell yeah, crowdsurfing! The tours were awesome, everybody was going crazy at each venue, the feedback was way beyond our expectation. Aussies & Yanks are awesome party people, they seem to know all our tracks and really show their appreciation.
We been to so many afterparties with cool people the hangover lasted untill atleast a week after the tours. We love Australia and North America and the great news is that we are going back to both Australia and North America later this year! Bigger & better!
Comparing party people we must say the first time we see the local house dance it’s always funny, people dance different in each country. Might sound a bit weird, but check some rave videos from LA, Sydney and Amsterdam and you’ll see what we mean!
Why so little gigs in Britain. Are we dull?
No way not at all, you people totally go for it! You guys got the best anti-hangover food, full english breakfast, damn, drink pure poison and still feel okay after a breakfast like this.
But fear not, we got some kickass gigs confirmed for the UK again, keep checking the myspace for schedule updates.
We’ve had your mates Dem Slackers play for us a while back now, they seem like geezers, is their a tight community within the Dutch house and electro scene and do you influence each other a lot?
Everybody knows each other and everybody hangs out now and then, beer, titties & party yo.
We do influence each other, but mainly just in bad attitude and doing stupid things.
There is a great positive atmoshpere in scene in The Netherlands which has good outcome on all of us and makes our great job even more fun.
Lets talk more about your sound, describe it in your own words!
Super mega slap yo momma in the face airhorn high energy bassline funky fat wobble on loud soundsystem porn – house
Niiiice, although I’ve always considered you to be under the dubious bracket of fidget house, only because its stuck with me since the term was conceived. Does ‘fidget’ mean anything to you now? Is it a lost cause? Did it ever exist?
We have no idea. We make the shit we like, we play the shit we like, and we don’t give a shit about the name of it. That’s 3 times shit in one sentence. Some people call us fidget, electro house, rock n rave, electro, bassline, whatever, we don’t care.
I may sound like a nosy parker, but I understand you use fruity-loops as producing equipment, is this true and is there any other equipment you use worth mentioning?
It may be true, the tool doesn’t matter its the person that’s using it. Further equipment is redbull, food & more food. Not to forget, lots of patience, and good karma. Bad karma kills ya.
Any top tips for beginner electro house/any producers?
Do it for the fun, not for the fame. You’ll never know how far you’ll come, so just make the journey as pleasant as possible and enjoy it all.
Who’s been your favourite artist/artists of 2009?
Boys Noize, Crookers, Sharkslayer, Black Noise, Shinichi Osawa, Sound Of Stereo, Blatta & Inesha and lots of others, so many great producers out there.
And Michael Jackson of course who made our tours extra funky. Moonwalking in the hotels.
Top 5 tracks which blew your audience away every time at gigs over 2009?
1. Major Lazor – Pon Di Floor, played out now but always did proper dancefloor damage, girls shaking their asses all the time, it was just crazy how people responded to this track.
2. Boltan – Creepy (Mightyfools Remix), our own bass monster that causes jumping, fighting or headbanging!
3. The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9, makes sense, after the clock starts ticking you know what’s up.
4. Sound of Stereo – Zipper, probably the fattest kickdrum of the year.
5. Rage Against The Machine – Killing in the name of, early 2009 we ended a few sets with this classic, whole venues singing a long, good memories.
Who are you favourite artists now and for the future, ones we should be repping more?
Black Noise, mega bass killers. Guys got much talent and sick ass releases, its crazy. Keep your eyes open for the Mightyfools vs Black Noise collab thats coming up!
Sound Of Stereo, our belgian flamish-fries friends, also killing it now a days and great people to hang out with.
Blatta & Inesha, they live in the prettiest city on the planet but don’t seem to spend their weekends over there, great productions, they’ll be everywhere soon.
Top 10 tracks at the moment?
1. Mightyfools – Hoo Haa
2. Mightyfools – We Don’t Care
3. Mightyfools – I Said
4. DJ Rockid, Mightyfools – The Love House
5. Sound Of Stereo – Zipper
6. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I Feel (Armand Van Helden Remix)
7. Tony Senghore – If You Cam Here
8. The Young Punx – Ready For The Fight (Black Noise Mix)
9. Fukkk Off – More Than Friends
10. Nom De Strip – Without You
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I can see you are influenced by generally by top electro artists such as Shinichi Osawa. Am I wrong? What other artists and styles have influenced your overall sound?
In some ways, but we always got our Mightyfools trademark sound to everything. Shinichi just happen to make some tunes that are perfect for the last part of our set. We might not play as hard and rock oriented as him but we try to bring the same energy to our crowds, our style reaches from tech-house to electro punk rock shit so it’s difficult to point out main influences.
At home/car/hotel we mostly listen to funk, r&b, disco, rock and such, to relax again haha!
And finally, what does 2010 hold for you? Any serious ideas for change in style? Any innovative plans?
Lots of time in the studio, making more bombs. More fatty hamburger food, our own airplane company to have funky music while we’re touring. Ferrari’s. Nice house at the beach. You name it, 2010 is all about the crazyness. There are lots of big things going on, tours, labels, remixes, of which most we can’t announce yet but we can promise we will make just as much noise as in 2009.
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