[TMN EXCLUSIVE] Vicetone Interview + Guestmix

The electronic scene has become an incredibly volatile place where prodigies are being born every day. Savant type producers like Madeon, Zedd and Porter Robinson have penetrated the scene in unprecedented manner powered by pure talent and a grinding work ethic. And yet it is still hard to believe that Vicetone, the fast rising dj/producing duo from the Netherlands, have only been active for little over 6 months. Starting with releasing remixes of popular indie songs, like their flawless rendition of Youngblood Hawke’s ‘We Come Running’, and being supported by the likes of Nicky Romero and Hardwell, Vicetone proves they are the real deal. Now starting to release a couple more originals, we were able to chat with both Ruben & Victor to discuss their plan for 2013 as well as a lot of aspects about the music they produce.

But before we get to the interview, we have a MASSIVE exclusive mix handed down to us fresh, hot and ready from Vicetone’s musical oven. Containing a well versed sample of all the reasons why we love Vicetone, and a couple of powerful new tracks mixed in. Tracklist after the jump.

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Vicetone
February Guestmix (The Music Ninja)

TMN: Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to us here at The Music Ninja, first round is on us, what would you like to drink?

Thanks for having us, we’d like two beers please!

TMN: In just a short period of time, you guys have grown to become one of most exciting emerging artists in dance music, walk us through some of your earlier successes, any “Oh Shit!” moments that felt unbelievable at the time?

When our Youngblood Hawke remix got signed to Universal we were definitely surprised, in a good way! We released the track for free but Youngblood Hawke and Universal liked it so much, that they decided to make it part of the official remix package. We never expected that to happen, so that was pretty cool. Another “Oh Shit!” moment was when we saw a video of that same remix being played in a huge stadium on front of 17.000 people – we get goose bumps watching that video every time!

Another moment was when Nicky Romero played our remix of his Sparks track on the radio, we had only been in the scene for a month or 3 at that time so that was definitely an “Oh Shit!” moment. Since then, he has supported a lot of tracks on his radio show and we’re very thankful for his ongoing support.

TMN: You guys seem to complement each other really well, however, what do you think is the biggest difference between the two of you, musically and personality?

Musically we have a very similar taste, and that makes the process of making music together extremely easy and productive. We work really well together in the studio because we have the same ideas about how we want our music to sound. As far as differences go, we do have our own ways with coming up with melodies. For example, Ruben nearly always uses the piano to come up with melodies and chords, while Victor normally prefers to draw the melody in directly. The melody types we both come up with are often different too, which is what makes it so much more fun to work together!
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