1. How is it to DJ and produce as a duo? Do you think it enhances your sets and production compared to working as a solo artist?
It's all we've both ever known really. Production wise, it's great to have 2 heads rather than 1 in the studio. For bouncing ideas off each other & generally being decisive. If one of us doesn't like something, it doesn't make the cut and gets the 'erase' treatment. Same goes for full tracks. Cliche, but we've always ensured quality over quantity with everything we do. DJ wise, when we do get to play together, I guess we vibe off each other in a similar way to the studio.
2. You have a unique delicate liquid and dark soulful sound. Where did this come from and what inspired it?
We've both got really broad range of musical influences that bleed into our production's. A variety of stuff spanning all sorts of genres, tempos & era's, so I guess it all stems from that, along with other life experiences and visual stimuli we encounter along the way
3. In your new album ‘Delay No More’ you experiment with tempos other than typical drum and bass. What triggered the decision to make such a cross-genre album?
We've always written music at a variety of tempo's, so the album was the perfect opportunity to showcase the wider spectrum of our music. Right from the start of the project we always knew it wasn't only going to be a 'D&B' speed affair. It was important to us to show how we've evolved, and where we're heading musically.
4. Will the new tempos and styles featured in your album influence upcoming DJ sets?
Definitely. We've really started to experiment with what we play in our DJ Sets recently. It's great that people are becoming more open-minded in clubs. As long as it's got a bass-line, they're happy.
5. How was it to work with featured artists such as Terri Walker and Tamara Blessa? Did making full vocal tracks change the way you worked
They were both great to work with! We've worked with vocalists before so we just approached the tracks as per normal, writing the backing-track and then recording the vocals around that.
6. What made you wait six years to release a full-length album?
I think we both thought the time was right to get the album done & out there. Any earlier would have been too soon, plus we both had other commitments along with a lot of gigs so we just didn't have the time.
7. Several tracks on your new album take a verse-chorus-verse layout, such as ‘Away With Me.’ Does this not run the risk of Spectrasoul being thought of as ‘poppy'?
We've always structured our music in a more song-based way, so 'poppy' is probably a fair description. I guess that helps us obtain the balance between making music that people can listen to, aswell as dance to.
8. What have you got in the pipeline for the rest of the summer?
We've plenty of gigs coming up between now & the end of the year & a few remixes to attend to. Aside from that we're just going to carry on working away in the studio, keep writing & the momentum flowing!