[TMN Resident Artist Interview] No Speed Limit for the Brothers of Inpetto

Inpetto Podcast 030 June 2013

TMN: Today I have the pleasure of interviewing our two wonderful July Resident Artists Marco and Dirk who make up the insane German electronic group Inpetto. Hello to you both and thanks for taking the time to chat with me and your Music Ninja fans today ☺

I: Hi, it‘s a big pleasure!

TMN: So, let’s start off from the beginning, or actually, let’s just start off with this. You are brothers who make amazing music together. I think the world loves a good set of siblings who carry extraordinary talents and produce amazing results. How is it going to work with your brother everyday?

I: Yes, we are siblings but we do not have exact the same interests, opinions and ideas. But knowing each other for so long and working together since over 15 years may make it easier to bring different ideas together to a complete work.

TMN: Now, when you were both young, did either of you have musical training or did that come later in life?

I: The only musical training we had, were the school lessons in music, which were quite interesting in the beginning, when you learned some basics about notation and sounds.

TMN: Many musicians today talk about how they had music around them growing up, either their parents played instruments or sang or there was music played throughout the household. Does this resonate with you two at all?

I: No, actually not. There‘s no musician in our family. Our interest of making music appeared when we visited a fair and played around on a keyboard the first time. It was around the early 90‘s. We were kids, and we forced our grandma to buy that keyboard for us.

TMN: Fast forward a bit now and tell us, when was the moment you both realized, hey, I want to make music, that is where my passion is. I’m not talking about huge light coming down moments here, but we all know when those little moments happen, when was it for you two?

I: Yeah, it was not a single intense moment, but a development over a long period of time. So, after getting that first keyboard the interest for making music was in us and pushed us to learn more about the possibilities of producing and finally got a substantial hobby. We spent more and more of our money and time and did a couple of our own tracks. That time came, when Dirk carried these tracks along into the club in which he was working as a resident. And we realized that some people really liked these tracks. And this was kind of a moment, where we thought: “Yeah. That‘s cool! Shouldn’t we sent these tracks to a label to get our own a release perpetuated on a fine piece of vinyl?” But we never thought of doing this job on a daily basis. This happened after we released “Toca’s Miracle” in 2000 and after we finished training for “real jobs”. Dirk a Dental Technician and Marco Electrical Engineer.

TMN: You two are also two-thirds of the dance act Fragma correct? Can you tell us how that started off?

I: After sending out our first tracks to some labels and getting no answers by many labels, we finally got an answer for one of our tracks from the desk of Ramon Zenker. He really liked it and asked us to team up on this track. We were enthusiastic about this idea, because he is an experienced producer and we were big fans of his work.
So we founded the act “Fragma” together and finally got our first release which was called “Toca Me”.

TMN: But at the same time you were doing Fragma, you two also started Inpetto yet Inpetto didn’t really arrive to its full potential until a few years ago. How was it trying to balance being in two musical groups at the same time? What was that like creatively?

I: Inpetto was started at the same time Fragma was founded but was just a remix-project for “Toca Me”. Inpetto was not the only side project we did over the time, we also did a lot of tracks and remixes under an alias named “Duderstadt” and ghost writing for other artists also. Being in more musical groups is a good possibility to let out different kinds of creative ideas. So that was also the reason for reviving the Inpetto project after some years.

TMN: Alright I have to ask, who came up with the name Inpetto (which for the readers, it is an Italian translation of the Latin pectoral: ‘in the secret of the heart’), because as a lover of words, I am kind of in love with your name.

The first track we did under the alias Inpetto was the remix for “Toca Me” and had the style of italian club music, which was very popular in the club we worked for at the end of the 90‘s. So, the main reason for choosing this name was is quiet simple: The German term “in petto” is sounding Italian and decently underlined the style of the remix.
Later on we changed this term to one single word “Inpetto”. Reason? I think it was preponderant something like an accident! :)

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Being regulars at Beta, we figured we should share their line up with you, in hopes that you’ll come down and rage with us. Also, just like last time, we have arranged for something special.

For the shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, make sure you bring your phone with you. If you’re 21+, get there before 11pm, and show them this post on your phone – your cover is comped. Just make sure to enter through the front door, and not the side VIP entrance. Can’t wait to see you down there!

Bass Kleph - July 11th
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Less Is More (Original Mix)

DJ Slink - July 12th
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AC Slater - July 13th
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Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais RMX) (ETC!ETC! Trapped it! Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD
Grandtheft & Skratch Bastid
Flux Pavilion
Do Or Die feat. Childish Gambino (Flosstradamus Remix)
2 Chainz
Im Different (LION KNGS REMIX)
Major Lazer, Bruno Mars, & TYGA
Bubble Butt (DJ Snake Remix)
Nina Simone
Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)
Jay Z
Tom Ford (Jelacee Remix)
Martin Garrix
Animals (Victor Niglio & Martin Garrix Trap Remix)
King Henry & Great Dane
Cosmos Midnight
The Dofflin (Ta ku Remix)
Amplify Dot feat. Busta Rhymes
Im Good (Hucci Remix)
Tinie Tempah
Trampoline Feat. 2 Chainz (Prod by Diplo)
Penthouse Penthouse & Chloe Martini
Closer (FREE DL)
Mr Carmack
Roller ( Dj Pound Team Supreme 61 Extended Remix )
Mashup The Dance
Major Lazer & The Partysquad (Drunken Masters Remix)
Mr. Carmack
Say Yes Or Say No (Aaliyah Flip)
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PANTyRAiD 3.15.2013
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Last weekend in Boulder, CO, two of my favorite gentlemen came to town to throw some crazy panty-dropping tunes around. That’s right, Marty and Josh, the dynamic duo who make up PANTyRAiD. I had to opportunity to interview them and well, this one is for the books.

TMN: I’m sitting down tonight to talk with two very talented producers, Martin and Josh who make up the lady pleasing group PantyRaid. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us before you go on.

PR: No problem – huge fan of your site – thanks for the time.

TMN: Let’s start off with kind of your musical history/background. When you were kids, did you listen to any music or was there a certain genre/artist that got a lot of repeat time on your player?

Marty: I started producing music in 2006 – I grew up listening to the Beatles and Rolling Stones that my parents would jam all day long. Then I got into reggae and eventually loved house, techno and hip hop. But my true inspiration for wanting to make my own music was the music of hip hop, with the story telling composition of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

Josh: I grew up in New Orleans and was surrounded by music my entire life. Everything from jazz to The Beatles to local Mardi Gras songs, Al Sherman from my grandpa, Credence Clearwater Revival from my older brother to discovering hip hop and New Orleans bounce rap. I mainly got into local hardcore and punk rock, played drums and guitar in a few bands, then eventually found my way into electronic music when I was about 16 by randomly ending up at an underground rave in the late 90s. My mind was blown, I had never heard any thing like it… jungle, hard house, trance. I was completely fascinated by what could possibly make these sounds. From there it was all a journey to get where I am today.

TMN: Do you remember the first cassette/cd you ever owned, and who was that?

Marty: Gosh no – dont remember but def. Remember making mixtapes of mu fave techno which I have to this day. Love those old things.

Josh – Stone Temple Pilots & The Beatles – Abbey Road

TMN: And when was the first time you heard electronic music?

Marty: During college at the University Of Cape Town I started hearing of “raves” and got really into techno/trance/house and “rolling” :) That was about the time the whole EDM culture began emerging in Europe and then Detroit/San Francisco and other US cities – I moved to San Francisco from South Africa and totally immersed into the rave scene as a fan.

Josh: Answered in an earlier question.

TMN: On the heels of that question, you two have been collaborating together since 2008 after a vacation in Coast Rica, something about worshipping the sun (yes I am interested to know if this worship process involved any clothing, a goat or any magical liquids of any kind). What was the big realization that you two came to while on this trip? Did you feel a calling for the type of music you produce

Marty: Ha – There is definitely some spiritual connection we have with the sun but that rant is for another interview :) Yes – Josh came down to Costa to DJ at one of the festivals I was throwing down there in 2008 and happened to come into the “garage” studio I had made and was working on music. He loved what I was doing and we immediately started working together and shortly after coined the name PANTyRAiD. Our common tastes and similar personalities led to a very easy collaboration which continues still today. But yes that visit in Costa was the beginning of everything PANTyRAiD.

Josh: Marty nailed that one, yes, Sacred moments under the rising sun and good music on the beach in Costa Rica was the birth place of this project!

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