FRANGIE creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. Their openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made them a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in their own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to them, so enjoy your reading and check out their latest releases.
When and how did you get your interest in electronic music?
What merged our collaboration was definitely our joint love for dance music. We started our journey as curious visitors to the festival Love International, in Croatia. Coming from different musical backgrounds it kicked off our projekt with a lot of inspiration and it helped us create a common musical language and artistic process.
What have you been doing with your time in lockdown in your city or country?
Reconnecting with each other, family, nature and of course feeding our organism FRANGIE to the max. And by that we mean gearing up creatively by spending time in the studio. In other words, preparing for a future beyond the pandemic, hopefully filled with live gigs and late night collective dancing in the summer night.
What is your work when producing your latest EP titled Lunar Eclipse?
This record was modeled off the sighting of a lunar eclipse and it became a collective blessing and a bittersweet connection, giving our session a timeless memory. We let the moon fuse us with inspiration and we created the first draft of what was to become four new tracks (one which for now remains unreleased). Our friends, remixer act Imaginary Hair, the future forward DJ trio composed of Johanna Beckman, Johan Staaf and Andreas Aavik, made an electro twister of our (also unreleased track) ‘The Fear’. The process was playful and trippy, just like the sound of it.
Could you recommend a set that you are especially proud of, and that we can see on your Soundcloud or on YouTube?
Yes of course; ADE festival 2017! This live set is a warm memory of ours. It was one of our first gigs, at Amsterdam Dance Event.
We also made a mix for you guys! It’s a dark disco mix including a few tracks from our latest release Lunar Eclipse.
What can you tell us about the scene of your city? What would you improve?
2021-03-01 At this point all that needs improvement is the pandemic. In spite of it all, new things are opening up, like Carbon Copy TV, a digital platform generated by Martin Kling, a friend of ours who has spent years doing concerts and clubs like 2:35:1 at Berns and mmmmm. Hopefully the live scene will have a new awakening, we’d like to see more concerts for local bands in the city of Stockholm. Before the current situation Stockholm had a variety of great clubs when it comes to electronic music. Nowadays these clubs lost their permission due to the restrictions. Places like Under Bron / Trägården, Moon Motel, Kvarteret, Slakthuset and Nobelberget has had a great impact and put our home town on the cultural map.
Finally, what can you tell us about your present and future projects?
At the moment we are tuning up our relationships with different labels that have shown interest in collaborating. We’re also starting some new projects with producer friends and we’ll be looking to create a new live set at some point this spring..