Anytime that I’m sitting at my desk, you can find me with my headphones in, listening to SoundCloud. As you can imagine, I’ve heard the same few samples/songs remixed a billion times. Some of these are fantastic, a lot of these are’t. Naturally, when I find a song that I love, I research the producer and listen to several of their other songs to experience more of the breadth of their work. FlicFlac was one of those amazing finds and you’re going to love them!
Hailing from Vienna, Austria, Max Gain and Kevin Richi started FlicFlac one night in Ibiza: “one night at a party they met each other, started talking and realized that they both had the same intense passion for music.” Shortly after their return, they got straight to work and produced a few great songs. Since then, their reputation on the music scene has grown rapidly. Amidst gearing up for a trip to the US, FlicFlac took the time to answer some questions and tell me about themselves. Let me tell you, these guys are hysterical! I promise by the end of this you’ll want to get on a plane to Vienna to see them.
Tell me about how you two met! From what I’ve heard, your meeting was coincidental but turned into the epic pairing that is FlicFlac. I’d love to know more!
The story behind this is as follows: Both of us had been on holiday in Ibiza with a group of friends. Some of those friends knew each other and so it happened that one evening both groups met by accident. We started to talk and after some drinks (okay, maybe more than some) we decided to start a project together. Obviously non of us could have imagined that this was not just hot air as most conversations under conditions like this are *laughs*
What genre would you classify your music as? Do you think that you have created your own sub-genre, or do you feel that you fit into one of the larger ones?
Hmmmm… that’s a tough question. Nu deep melodic chill pop FlicFlac house maybe? No seriously, we try to not waste our time with definitions like this and focus on making music as we like it. Hopefully then people will like it too! We always say that it’s electronic music even for people who normally don’t like electronic music! But then again, obviously not all of our tracks.
What is the music scene like in Vienna? What is the biggest difference you have noticed with music in the United States?
There’s a big variety of scenes in Vienna so whatever you like, whatever weekday it is, you can find the right event. So, for the size of Vienna, the scene is pretty big, but the best would be to just come over and decide for yourself. You can sleep on one of our couches! No problem! Regarding the difference to the scene in the US: we will answer this question after our first gigs there!
Do you have any weird rituals you need to complete before you play a show?
We always drink a bottle of vodka and after that we run a marathon, with 10 groupies, and the goal is a big bed where we all jump for another two hours before we go on stage. Without that we are not able to play at all. We tried it once but then, within five minutes, all of the people on the dance floor built up tents directly in front of us, made a fireplace and started to play guitar and sang “Let It Be” by The Beatles. That was really weird to see, so from that moment on, we knew that this ritual is a must. Honestly, we don’t want to experience that again. If you had seen the scene, you would know why.
What is the most bizarre thing that you have experienced during a show?
Well… have you read our answer about rituals? I guess that question is answered!
Would you rather perform naked in front of 100,000 people or perform in front of 1,000 naked people?
Perform naked in front of 100,000! But we also know the secret to get all of them naked too! We are very sorry, but we can’t tell you how, otherwise it would not be a secret anymore.
Any US tour dates planned in the future?
YES! At the end of the year, or with the beginning of 2015, you definitely are going to see us more often in the US. We can’t say more at the moment, just stay tuned!
*all photos via Google