I’m the most Old School person I know, but when it comes to situations like the following, I LOVE technology!
I discovered an electronic duo called Joyzu a few weeks ago and contacted them via Twitter and interviewed them!
Nicole: So, please tell me a little bit about you guys… Where are you from? How old are you? How do you know each other etc? Joyzu: Joyzu is composed of two members. Carson Willms (21) is from Sacramento, California; and Quinton Pope (21) is from Denver, Colorado. We are best friends that grew up together in California, but Quinton moved to Denver to pursue some big music opportunities.
Nicole: Who are your musical influences? Joyzu: We have so many influences, it is hard to keep it short. Our immediate go-to’s are names like Porter Robinson, Madeon, Flume, Dillon Francis, Zhu, San Holo, and a ton more. They really influence our production style and what we envision our live shows to be like. Of course we love all kinds of music, but those are our electronic music inspirations.
Joyzu Ft. Olivia Reid – Like A Melody
Nicole: Do you have other jobs a part from being electronic artists and producers? Joyzu: Quinton works at a coffee shop, and Carson is a bartender.
Nicole: When you hear a song, do you know straight away that you have to/know you can do an incredible version of it and do you kind of have an idea of what it will sound like or what you want it to sound like before actually doing it?
Joyzu: All the time. Ever since we got into production, listening to music has changed. Were always analyzing songs, listening for the smallest details or trying to visualize the songs in a DAW so we can learn more about good structure, progressions, engineering etc. It kind of ruins the listening experience sometimes, because its hard to just “listen” to a song without thinking about it.
Nicole: I heard Up All Night and thought it was fantastic, is it a track of your own? How many tracks have you done from beginning to end? Joyzu: Thank you 🙂 – Yep! Up All Night is one of our original songs. That song is pretty different from what we have been making lately, but we definitely have a few similar songs to that style – were not sure if they will ever hit the public stream. We play them at our live shows though 🙂 We have 6 songs posted publically, but so many that are unreleased its crazy. We have about 5 or 6 originals that are done but havent released yet. But we are releasing one song every month this year so, you’ll hear them soon!
Joyzu – Up All Night
Nicole: Where can people hear your stuff and find you? Joyzu: Were on all social media platforms as @joyzumusic 🙂 also on Spotify! so make sure to check that out <3
“We are super open people. Feel free to connect with us on social media platforms – see whats up, show us some cool music, send us your demos.. whatever! We love hearing from everyone.” – Joyzu
Electronic duo, Darkside is coming to an end. Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington will play their last show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on September 12th.
Darkside EP consisted of three songs and came out in November 2011. It was very well received critically and got an 8.0 from Pitchfork.
Random Access Memories Memories was the duos second collaboration and came out in June 2013. The project which was uploaded to a SoundCloud account under the pseudonym DaftSide, is a remix of Daft Punk’s 2013 album Random Access Memories in its entirety.
Physic is the duos debut album and it came out last October. I have the CD and it’s ravishing, from beginning to end. The cool thing about the release of the album was that Jaar and Harrington invited fans to listen to the album with them at a small venue on New York’s Lower East Side, and so many people showed up that the band had to do two listening sessions to accommodate all of the people!