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2smile Chat About Their New Single, The Writing Process, Past Projects & More.

In this exclusive interview, we delve into the world of 2smile, a duo renowned for their innovative approach to electronic music. As they discuss their latest track ‘Guerilla’ and upcoming projects, it becomes clear that their music is more than just sound—it’s a narrative shaped by years of experience and diverse influences. With a career spanning over two decades and a fresh perspective on the industry, 2smile offers an engaging glimpse into their creative process, inspirations, and ambitions, shedding light on what it takes to stay relevant and vibrant in the ever-evolving world of music.

Hey Guys, firstly, how are you doing today?

Today things are going very well, we are very busy preparing for our artistic residency which will take place this month in Marseille.

Your latest track is titled ‘Guerilla’ could you tell us a bit more about the meaning behind this?

When we created this piece, the tribal part gave us a mental photo of Indian warriors defending their land.

Could you tell us about the writing process?

For guerrilla we first found these tribal rhythms using our studio maschine. then we did the bass with our moog Voyager and finally the different fx and acid with tb 303 and eventide eclipse. Basically it starts from an idea, a thought and then we let the flow and the machines work. Then we capture the jam session and then we refine, edit and mix and then comes the mastering phase.

2smile isn’t your first project, could you tell us more about your background and how this project came to fruition?

We’ve been producing music for about 25 years. especially for rave parties, always independent through our different labels okupe and metek. And during covid we decided to explore new musical horizons. and we created a lot of tracks. in a lot of style

This is really where 2smile was born.

For us it is the project of a lifetime. and the beginning of a great adventure

Which artists would you say are your biggest influences?

We have a huge amount of electronic influence or not.

Fela Kuti is a mentor to us in what music represents. marwin gay for the groove is the flow, spiral tribe for what they brought to the underground culture. but artists like Dj Koze, Solee, Dj Harvey, Gui Borrato, Trentmoller, Pan Pot, Artbart, Cirez D, the list is still long but these are just a few names that are part of our influences for the 2smile project.

You run your own label Ondawey Music. What plans do you have in store for the label this year?

In fact we created the Ondawey Music label in parallel with the 2smile project in order to have total freedom over our distribution. Ondawey is a production and distribution factory. We aim to release two tracks per month. in order to always have news for our audience. We also started to produce our friend and singer Jade PraiZe and a few other artists from our 2smile Family.

I read that you plan to take Ondawey on the road again this year. Could you tell us more about that?

We now have a manager and a booking agency and it is time for us to hit the clubs and festivals in order to share our flow, our energy, our music with fans of real music…

At the same time, we are setting up a scenography to offer an immersive show. but that’s another story 😉

Do you have any exciting releases coming up?

in fact there are important releases for us which will arrive but we will let you discover.

What are your goals for 2024?

Our future goals are to play as much as possible and come out of the shadows. We have done a lot of work and it is time to share it all.

Stream their latest single below and on all other platforms here.

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