Hamburg’s own Adana Twins land in Montreal on May 6th for the latest edition of the Abandoned series. The German duo will be hosted in an undisclosed location by an ensemble of Quebec’s leading collectives including the likes Ancient Future, Husa Sounds, Front Rite, 8day and Octov. Ahead of their arrival we had the pleasure of catching up with the boys, touching on their new Diynamic release, their favourite Hamburg hangouts and much more…
WWD: Thanks for taking the time to chat guys.
Give us a run through of your week so far!
Music, music, music. We just finished a remix for a song from Fritz Kalkbrenner’s new album and we’re working on a new EP!
WWD: Your latest record ‘Uncompromising’ is out now on Diynamic. What’s the reception been like so far?
The reactions are amazing. Lots of DJs are playing it around the world and we’re getting so much positive feedback.
WWD: What else can we expect from you music wise over the Summer months?
Beside the remix for Fritz we worked on a new remix for our friends Who Made Who. Also, we’re contributing a track to Watergate’s 15 year anniversary compilation later this year.
WWD: Your sound has developed a lot since you first hit our radar way back in 2011. Where is your head at right now musically?
That’s a very good question. Right now we’re focusing mostly on music for the dancefloor, but who knows what’s coming next 😉
WWD: How has your approach to what you do in 2017 changed from the early days?
I think in general we’re a bit more relaxed now. It still feels super good to make a living from music and we don’t want to change a bit.
WWD: Set lengths [short vs. long sets] has been a real issue of debate in recent months. We’re see a rise in the trend of open to close sets. You played a 5 hour set at Watergate on April 14th. How does the extended time limit impact the way in which you tell your story through the music selection?
We played the entire night from start to end, which was only “interrupted” by a really cool live set from Rodriguez Jr. That’s exactly how we started in the beginning of our career. Playing long sets is important for us, because we spend the entire night on the same musical journey together with the crowd. For us it was always more than only one genre or one musical direction. We love variety, even if it takes more than 15 hours, like on our last party in our hometown Hamburg. 😉
WWD: The reputation of Hamburg for electronic music is well documented. Who’s the best up and coming local talent to catch your eye of late?
That’s also a good question. Right now there are lots of talented young DJs and I really hope they also start to produce. I believe in one or maybe two years we can enjoy their music. One of them, Joshua Schwarm, already has the first productions ready to be released and definitely is a name to watch!
WWD: If you were to take the WWD team on a tour of Hamburg…
Where would you take us for lunch?
A friend just opened a small temporary Mexican restaurant called Alma. Afterwards we would visit a nice cocktail bar called “Kleines Phi”.
WWD: Where would we go to party?
It depends on the night… maybe we would take you to the place where we usually play our ALLNIIGHT events: Uebel + Gefährlich, a great club in an old world war II bunker right around the corner of the red light district in Hamburg.
WWD: What would we do on Sunday afternoon?
There is a nice new afterhour club called Süpol!
WWD: You’re on the way to Montreal for the Abandoned event on May 6th, what’s your favourite thing about Canada?
Hands down: the people!
WWD: Where else can people catch you over the coming months?
The United States, Mexico, Colombia, France, Germany, and many more places around the world!
WWD: Before we let you go… what would make it a great Summer season for Adana Twins?
We have summervibes all year around