Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by EDMinsider0
EDM Insider Interviews Nicky Romero and Mark Brown of MYNC
EDM Insider sat down with Nicky Romero and Mark Brown of MYNC & CR2 Records yesterday at The Perry South Beach (formerly The Gansevoort) to discuss breaking down the genre walls, where music is headed and how Miami Music Week should be extended into two. In the middle of all of the Miami madness, we also got a chance to ask the guys about their new back to back Miami Mix 2012 compilation, released late last month under Kontor Records and CR2 Records that features 33 of their favorite tracks of the moment. Take a look!
EDM Insider 1: Dance music has infiltrated it’s way into top 40 and all the charts and that was a feat that you probably might have not said maybe 10 years that would happen, but now it has. So now that the bar is raised even higher, where do you think it will go from here?
Mark: I don’t think it’s going to change for a while to be honest.
Nicky: I think it’s going to work together even more. The urban side is very into house. They’re copying a lot of house songs for music samples. (Mark laughing)
Mark (laughing): Yea, your samples.
Nicky: Well yea, a few pop artists have used my tracks in their tracks as if it’s their record. I think it’s a good thing, because they kind of appreciate what you do and they keep an eye on you what you do and what you produce. I think it’s a good sign that people are using your tracks or tracks are getting more commercial. I think it’s going to work even more together. It’s going to blend into one, I think. I think in two years, the genres are getting smaller and smaller and everything is going to blend into each other. Skrillex has proven dubstep can be house, house can be rock, rock can be anything. It’s a great example.
EDMInsider: The genre walls are breaking down.
Nicky: I hope so, yea.
Mark: Gigs are like concerts now. Aren’t they?
Nicky: I think it’s a good development. If you get the main industry getting into house that’s great progress for our industry because the parties are getting even bigger. The whole scene is getting bigger now. The more people hear it, the more people are coming. I think it’s a good development.
EDM Insider 2: There are a lot of compilations floating around out there. What makes the Miami Mix 2012 so special?
Mark: It’s a real true reflection of what artists both play and make as DJs as opposed to some brand compilations that are just full of top 40 music and pop records. Its definitely got an individual kind of slug to it in both discs.
Nicky: It has an exclusive track on it as well. It’s called Se7en and it’s now at Beatport at #5.
Mark: We’re trying to get it to work. Everyone is trying to push this record. We can’t knock the Swedes off number one. C’mon guys, can you buy some downloads please?
EDM Insider 3: Why did you name the track Se7en?
Nicky: Everybody thinks it’s because of Levels, but it’s not. It was seven o’clock when I finished it. So, I just basically called it seven as a working title. And then afterwards I was added se7en.
EDM Insider 4 : What else can we expect for tonight’s performance at Mansion? Can you give us any secrets as to what you might play?
Nicky: I have to check with Justin Bieber. (laughs)
EDM Insider4b: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez?
Nicky: She’s featured, but we want to keep her off the credits. I think a lot of unreleased stuff from Mark and me. Going to play a lot of Nilsen tracks who’s a really good friend of mine. He’s really getting there he’s making a lot of good music right now. It’s going to be a show of a lot of unreleased stuff.
EDM Insider: That’s a good problem to have.
EDM Insider 5: Are you able to check out any other events this week?
Mark: I went to Axwell party last night for about an hour. It was really busy in there and had a great vibe. Thomas Gold came on and he did his thing. I went to the Phasing Nights party as well, but to be honest, we’ve been so busy with meetings it’s quite difficult. You almost need two weeks. A week to party and a week to do other stuff.
Nicky: Would be great to have a week of partying and a week full of business.
Mark: We should change the name Miami Business Week and Miami Party Week.
Sounds like a plan, guys!
Listen to the official Miami 2012 MiniMix of what you can expect on the compilation from MYNC & Nicky Romero and buy the full version on iTunes.
Article By: Meryl Luzzi