Ahead of their upcoming B2B set at this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland, progressive house all-stars Audien and 3LAU got together to talk about why this is their most important set to date and how it could very well lead to more shows together. They even go in on how the business of releasing music makes it difficult for themselves and other artists to release all the music they make. This will be their first ever performance together, and they also have a collaboration that will be played for the first time live on stage. Get a sneak peek of their interview here:
There seems to be surge in b2b sets during the last year. Why do you think that is?
3LAU: There is a button-pushing theory; I don’t agree with it. Yes, we do press buttons, but the art form is what our selection is. People who go to a rave aren’t paying to see a live band; they are paying for the experience, and Insomniac has been at the forefront of providing that experience. It’s the DJ’s job to augment that experience, and a b2b set is something fresh for people to experience and really see how we can perform.
Do you have plans for the set?
Audien: Our plan is to not plan it too much. Justin [3LAU] and I play anything from pop to dubstep; we like the same stuff, so we are just going to feel it out. I’m into crossover music—not music that’s mainstream, but making and playing music that becomes widely accepted.
3LAU: We will both be playing a lot of our future music; we are really focusing on bridging genres, not sticking to our traditional style.
Check out the entire interview at Insomniac