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TWRK Talk Twerk, History and Mad Decent EP [TMN Exclusive Interview]

Together, producers Benzi and Esentrik make up TWRK. This New York duo has been making waves with copious amounts of enormous remixes, several originals, as well as Diplo & Friends mixes; and yesterday, they released their WE ARE TWRK EP on Mad Decent, which you can stream through out this piece and purchase here.

WE ARE TWRK is made up of four tracks, including collaborations with Fly Boi Keno, The Rej3ctz, Dougie F, and San Holo. Although the sound sticks to the twerk style, each track brings its own flavor to the table. In chatting with the guys for an interview, they provided some insight on what makes twerk so darn appealing. As they can tell you from their live shows, crowds get down and dirty when their dance floor-rattling beats drop. TWRK is currently on tour, and tickets are available here. Aside from chatting about twerk in the interview, the guys delve into their history with the project, their live show, the new EP and what’s to come in the future.

’TWRK – Helicopter’

TMN: How did each of you get into creating music originally?

Esentrik: I heard N.E.R.D’s album, “In Search Of…” and it changed my life. Listening to the Neptunes’ production made me appreciate music in a different way and it was a big influence in me DJing and producing.

TMN: How did you two first meet and TWRK come about?

Esentrik: We met on the internet. I would send Ben demos/remixes so I could get on one of his mixtapes and that lead to working on songs together.

TMN: What do you think it is that attracts people to the twerk style of music?

Esentrik: I think it’s the hard hitting drops with clever sample chops keeps people interested. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and our music brings that. Continue reading

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