The Italian DJ/production duo of Flashmob have made a name for themselves as producers of top notch house music with some quality releases on labels such as Defected, Get Physical and Isgud Records. Now the’ve set up their own label, aptly named ‘Flashmob Records’, with the first release being their ‘Who/Do you do’ EP. We had a chat with the boys about the label and their recent release…
Hey Flashmob! You’ve just launched your own label Flashmob Records, is that something you’ve had in the pipeline for a while? How’s it been since the launch?
Yes Sir, we’ve been working on it with our managers for 6 months and then the launch. Feeling really great about it and we couldn’t of hoped for a better start. We’ve had a great premiere on Thump (Vice) and Mixmag and also big support from Pete Tong on his USA show and a great article on “The Sun” that doesn’t happen every day. Also really happy to see people like Maya Jane Coles, Heidi and Shiva on Radio 1 support the track. Just seen Tiga has charted the track on Beatport as we speak.
The first release from the label is your latest EP ‘Who/Do You Do’. There’s a real acid house feel about the release – is that a sound we can expect from the label?
Not necessarily. Flashmob likes acid. We like 909 Hi-Hats and we like some madness.
The vocals of ‘Who’ come from Kevin Knapp and make us laugh – who wrote those? “Carl Cox or whatever” – has the big man had anything to say about them? He must love it!
Kevin is a genius … he wrote and sung those vocals in one take hitting the bull’s eye, it was exactly what we were looking for. He’s one too keep an eye on, his djing and great production on top of the singing prove that. Mr. Carl Cox has telephoned me yet, no haha.
You’re busy touring at the minute too, where can we catch you the rest of the summer?
Croatia with Defected, Ibiza at Sankeys with Duke Dumont and then we are taking a brief holiday … we’re pretty much exhausted.
My favourite Flashmob track is ‘Need In Me’, it’s a real jackin’ house track with fierce vocals and sums up your sound quite well I think – what artists would you say have influenced you over the years?
We prefer not to list, there are so many. But certainly we have been greatly influenced by the way old school guys promote and treated their music… that for us is a key aspect; in fact we are gonna hit Ibiza in two weeks and go to DC10 to give out our vinyls to our fav djs as we did with “Brick House” right at the beginning and as it was done in the ’90.
What track has been a permanent feature of your record box this summer?
Mark Henning ‘Exit Acid’.
‘Who/Do You Do’ EP by Flashmob is out now on Flashmob Records | buy it here