There was a time where “Turn it Down” played in just about every car, house and club in the world. Obviously this Swedish duo experienced tremendous success with their collab with Kaskade, but they’ve also made a name for themselves with plenty of other songs over the past few years.
Rebecca and Fiona recently came to the Mile High City to play at the legendary Beta Nightclub. Before their set, we stole a quick 20 minutes to talk to them. Check out what they had to say about growing up in musical households, opening for Robyn, and how they find their new music.
TMN: Hello ladies. Thank you so much for sitting down with us tonight. Let’s start off by talking about about being in Denver playing at Beta Nightclub. Are you guys excited to play for this crowd?
R: Really excited! We’ve never been to Denver before, so we’re excited.
F: We’ve heard a lot of great stuff about the club (Beta). We’ve been wanting to go here for a long time.
TMN: Have you been through Colorado before?
F: I’ve been here because I have relatives here, but it was a long time ago.
TMN: Let’s talk about the beginnings. You two met in the mid 2000s, and then started making music in 2010. How did you guys come to this decision?
R: Yeah, exactly
F: It came kind of naturally. We knew we wanted to work together and we were really into finding new music. We just wanted to be able to make money off of doing something together.
R: Something that was fun!
TMN: Let’s go even further back. What are your musical roots? Were you both in piano lessons as little girls? Did your passion for music come as a teenager?
R: My father is a classical pianist, so I grew up with a lot of classical ways of learning music. I was in a high level choir school, then I went to music school, but I really didn’t enjoy the classical ways of learning music. I just wanted to make music from my own creativity, not from the rules of making music. So, I kind of took a stand from that when I graduated. Then we met (Fiona) and she grew up with a father that’s really into producing. He actually brought the synthesizer into Sweden to sell to Swedish musicians. She grew up with a synth-pop producer Dad and I had the classical background.
F: In Sweden you get to study music for free, as well. So, both of us got to try out the flute, the piano, the violin…