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OTB: How did the collaboration between you guys come about?
Chords: "We were friends for a while before through our agent, Shakira. Ben showed me the idea, and the collab came organically from there really."
BMotion: "Yeah we met through Shakira, then I sent Chris a couple of ideas, and he liked "Discotheque"! I went to Chris' place to work together on it, then it was a case of sending stems back and forth. We went through quite a few versions before settling on the final one!"
OTB: Could you sum up the track in three words?
Chords: "Suitably funky vibes!"
BMotion: "Fast Disco Funk"
OTB: You played b2b at the Decade Of Viper show this month, how was that for you both?
Chords: "We went in kind of blind to each other's sets, so there was a bit of trepidation for about 3 minutes, then we settled in and it was a lot of fun!"
BMotion:"Yeah, the first few minutes were a bit nervy but we soon settled in. It was the first time I'd done a b2b set ever... so something new! But was really good fun, and I'd like to think we carved a good set out for people to enjoy."
OTB: What are your personal Viper favorites?
Chords: "It has to be the seminal album "Universal Truth" by Matrix and Futurebound. Constantly underrated and undercredited, and actually the real basis for a lot of the dnb soundscape today. Oh, and "You Can See It" by Dharma Intent. A buried gem, way ahead of its time, that everyone seems to have glossed over!"
BMotion: "A tough one… but "Halo" and "Babylon" by DC Breaks stick out for me, I remember getting them on vinyl when I first got some decks, and used to mix both 4 or 5 times in one session! More recent tunes - "Magnetic Eyes" by Matrix & Futurebound is always running in my head, and of course "Pale Blue Dot" by The Prototypes just wins every time."
OTB: Can we expect any future releases from you as a pair?
Chords: "I hope so, maybe Ben will feature on my album in the future..."
BMotion: "Yes hopefully! I think we could come up with something good!"