Siam2nite had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with Super Flu, shortly before their performance at Live RCA Bangkok on 29th July.
You are a successful DJ & Production duo from Germany that - for a welcome change - does not take itself too serious. Besides being respected for great music, your are well-known and appreciated for your humorous interviews, creative music videos and unusual press pictures - such as completely naked on the back of the luck dragon from “The Neverending Story” movie. How did each of you get in touch with electronic dance music in the first place, how did you meet and what made you team up?
When Felix was 12, he found this old synthesiser from the 40s and started messing with it. After 2 years, he built his own and so his musical career started. Mathias was 13 when he went to his first rave. The DJ that night got sick after a while, so he took over the DJ booth and saved the night. Felix was there in the crowd and he was so impressed with Mathias’ DJ skills that a week later they met and started DJing together. A perfect symbioses. The ying and yang of making music.
A press text has once referred to your music as “feel-good Tech-House”. How would you describe your own music, what is distinct about it?
Oh, this text has been chasing us for a long time now. Currently, we would describe our music as eco-house with fair-trade techno elements. But actually we are quite bad at evaluating our own music, so you should better ask people who studied music science.
Two renowned tracks of yours are “Volkwein” and “Bratzke” - unique orchestral House music created in collaboration with the Dortmunder Philharmonics orchestra. What other tracks, remixes or mix-sets would you recommend as an introduction for someone that is not yet familiar with your music?
Just check out our SoundCloud account. We have lots of awesome mixes that we have recorded on the road or in our studio.
What are your personal career highlights so far; the best and the worst gigs you ever played and what were the funniest things ever occurred during any of your performances?
Among the highlights, we would count our first EP, our own Monaberry label, playing at Fusion Festival in Germany (it is a crazy one, similar to Burning Man in California), making new friends and generally meeting people who are share our vibe.
The best gigs are, when you and the crowd get this special connection. Everybody knows what he/she should be doing at that exact moment and you simply share the energy. It is really an amazing feeling. The opposite is when you have no connection to the audience, the equipment is old and rusty and the promoters are nowhere to be seen. Luckily it does not happen so often.
When it comes to the funny experiences. The funniest thing was when we got a swimming pool full of jelly. We added to our hospitality rider, just for fun, that we want lots of jelly. We arrived at the gig and the promoters had organised a pool with strawberry jelly. Good naked times!
On 29th July you will perform live in Bangkok alongside Gregor Tresher at Live RCA. Have of you ever visited Thailand before? What can the Bangkok crowd expect of your performance?
We have been to Thailand several times already and it was always awesome. The people are great, very friendly and energetic. We will do our best to deliver a great performance and simply have a great time with all of you. See you!