Faul & Wad formed as a hobby throughout your study time. When did you know to make the move from a pastime to a career?
It’s still a hobby but it is also our work now. We knew that it became a career when we were spending more time in clubs, foreign countries, hotels and airports than in our own home.When touring is taking most of your time you know that the hobby has become a career.
What inspired you to make music together?
Friendship, and we are very happy about working together, especially for touring and producing, when we see that some solo artists are doing all these things alone all the time – you can get depressed. When you’re staying all night in the studio producing music, you need someone to talk to and music is sharing something with people – so it seems logical to produce music between best friends, but sometimes it’s good to be alone. Even if we are best friends, spending a whole 2 or 3 weeks on tour together you need a break haha.
Do you have an overall theme or topic for your music?
We produce music of all kinds. Lately, it has been summery house and deep house sometimes, but we do not limit our music to a specific genre or theme. Each song is different because it belongs to a special moment in our lives and we try to share it the best we can.
It will for sure evolve over time, when you’re getting older your thoughts and your expectations in life are changing, so as music is a way to express ourselves we are sure that our music will grow as our mind set does also.
Can you describe the music-making process and inspiration behind your new release Tokyo?
It is a collaboration with the great UK producer Vertue and a singer from the UK as well who wants to remain secret on this track. We wanted to express the feelings we’d imagine we had if we were arriving in the middle of the night in TOKYO city, completely lost and alone. In this moment you would be happy if someone would “take your hand in Tokyo.”
It is a must go-to city for us but even if we have toured in most parts of the world, we have never been to Tokyo, so we let our imagination create an idea of Tokyo. 🙂
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
When we started we were known as part of the sax house movement. Then we tried to go back to more traditional house music. From there, ‘Wild Love’ was a pop track and now with ‘TOKYO‘ we’re moving to a more club house sound. Our music is always changing, but we try to spread the same message; make people smile & dance all night long.
Do you have any upcoming shows or events?
We have shows in France and Switzerland that are already planned and we will organize a new tour in 2019 with special surprises. 🙂
Where can people access your music?
Everywhere we hope! Mainly on music platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, Shazam, Deezer, YouTube, Soundcloud, Pandora and Tik Tok soon 🙂
What has been your biggest challenge making music as a pair?
That’s funny you should ask, at the moment we’re trying a new production approach. Usually, we used to work together in the same studio on the same project/song, but recently we’re trying to produce separately on the same song to get different styles. Then, we go back to the studio together and show our own versions to each other. We pick the best of each production and continue the project and finalize the song together. We think it has a better potential to mix 2 visions and take the best of each one, but sometimes the two results on a same project can be funny; one goes orchestral and the other one trap haha.
If you could be eternally stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
1970’s disco movement would have been very cool, but disco will be back soon!
What do you try to communicate to the audience through your vibe?
Our main message is love, happiness and dance. We’re in an anxious time in the world right now where we think that music should be spreading all emotions we need at the moment. We sincerely hope that our message will be spread and be understood like this. Seeing people happy, smiling, dancing and singing is the goal of each music producer at the end of the day.
Check out Faul & Wad’s new release Tokyo here: