FITA On Air Presents Vol. 2: Vicetone Guest Mix + Exclusive Interview [4/12/13]
We don’t have to tell you that Vicetone has been killing it lately, but we’re going to anyway. You first heard about them through all of those amazing remixes they’ve released, and then recently we hope you’ve heard both their original collaboration with Collin McLoughlin, “Heartbeat,” and the currently Beatport ranking one with Jonny Rose, “Stars.” Well today, we are proud to bring you the second weekly installment of FITA On Air with a superb mix from the 2 rising stars, as well as an exclusive interview where you can get to know more about them, after the jump!
Download: Vicetone Exclusive Guest Mix
1) Hook N Sling vs. Nervo – Reason (Vicetone Remix)
2) Doctor P feat. Eva Simons – Bulletproof (Vicetone Remix)
3) Swedish House Mafia vs Vicetone vs Dada Life – Feed the Twenty Antidote (Vicetone Mashup)
4) Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity (Vicetone Remix)
5) David Guetta feat. Taped Rai – Just One Last Time (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
6) Cazzette – Weapon (Vicetone Remix)
7) Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running (Vicetone Remix)
8) Alesso – Clash (Original Mix)
9) Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero feat. Matthew Koma – Sparks (Vicetone Remix)
10) Vicetone feat. Collin McLoughlin – Heartbeat (Original Mix)
11) Vicetone – ID
12) Vicetone – California (Original Mix)
So who are you guys, where are you from, and how did you guys
We are Ruben & Victor from the Netherlands, and we met about 5 years ago, when we were 15 and still in high school. We’ve been great
friends ever since and immediately bonded over our mutual love of dance music. Now 5 years later, here we are making our own!
How did you each of you get into music production and when?
We both started producing together around April 2012. Before that it was only a bit of fiddling with plugins and experimenting how things
work, but never actually finishing a track or making actual music. When we sat down around April previous year, things progressed really
fast and we started making music every single day.
Who were your early influences?
We grew up listening to Tiësto and Eric Prydz. I (Ruben) got Tiësto’s album Just Be when I was 11 – and I’ve been listening to it for so long
that I have every track completely memorized. I loved that album and the sounds and melodies used to blow my mind when I was still a kid.
How does it feel that there are probably artists looking up to YOU as influences now?
It feels very flattering! It’s strange to think about it considering we’ve been producing for less than a year, but it’s really special when people
What do you think really helped set you apart from the thousands and thousands of other up and coming producers flooding the scene
right now? What gave you your “big break” ?
I don’t think we have had our ‘big break’ yet, we’re still very new to the scene so hopefully that will still come. What might set us apart is that
we work very very hard on our music. We don’t take days off, we work in the studio every single day, and have very high standards in our
productions. In the downtime, we read manuals and tutorials, create new melody ideas for projects later on, or work on the business side of
music. So we’re both fully committed to our music. Also, we only make music that we genuinely like, and we never produce music just to go
along with the trend. Right now there’s a flood of house music that uses those heavy hardstyle kicks – some of those tracks are very well
produced, but a lot of producers right now are copying this trend now and just following what everybody else is doing. We never want to do
that – we just try to make music that we both genuinely love, and as long as we are happy with it, we’re comfortable putting it out. We
almost hit the 3 million plays mark on Soundcloud, so thankfully our tracks are spreading!
How do you guys feel about the EDM game right now? How it’s come up the last couple of years, how its momentum just keeps building,
where do you see it headed?
We have no idea how much bigger it can get, but it’s evident how big dance music is getting in the United States. It’s crazy to see the hype
around it there. We are currently working on getting our Visas and as soon as we have them, we’ll be playing in the US – absolutely cannot
wait for that! The scene is so big there right now and it’s very exciting to see what the future will hold.
Thoughts on TRAP music?
We never really listen to trap, so we can’t really say anything!
I know just recently your incredible collaboration with the ever so talented Collin McLoughlin was finally released. How did you get linked
up with him, who’s idea was it, and how do you feel about the success and response to that track?
Collin’s management reached out to us if we were interested in collaborating with him. Naturally we said yes, and we shot a few ideas
back and forth, until Collin picked this idea. He recorded the first take and it was a match straight away – only a few minor adjustments were
made afterwards, the rest was nailed on his first take. He did a fantastic job and we’re both very happy that the track did so well. In
the next few weeks we’re going to work on a follow-up with him, which we’re very excited about!
Festival season is upon as, are you guys playing any festivals this
Can’t say anything yet… keep an eye on our Facebook page!
If I were to look at whats #nowplaying on your iPhone/iPod or w/e, what would we see?
Probably nothing, since we work on music every single day, we never listen to music on our iPods haha! But it would probably be older stuff
from Tiesto and Eric Prydz, or some demo tracks of us that we wanted to test on our iPhones.
And one last question, what’s next for Vicetone? Where do you see yourselves next year? 2 years? Headlining festivals, on the radio, huge
It’s hard to predict the future right now, but we definitely hope to start doing worldwide tours this year, and keep spreading our music. Touring
the USA has been a longtime dream for us both, so when the Visas are in, we can’t wait to play the States!