May 03, 2021
Chemical Surf's "Speechless" Exclusive Mix
Chemical Surf have signed exclusively to Smash The House and we're celebrating the big milestone as well as their lead release "Speechless" with an Exclusive Mix & Interview! The Brazilian brothers first impressed on STH last year with the release of “Time,” and after being personally invited by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to join their family, it was an easy answer. Turn it up to hear a 100% authentic mix from Chemical Surf including new track premieres, old classics, and of course “Speechless”!
Hey guys, thanks so much for joining us today to celebrate “Speechless”! Let’s take things back a bit to set the stage. Last September you had your first release on Smash The House. What was the response to “Time” through your eyes and what made it a special release?
We created the track “Time” especially for Smash The House when the label team asked us for some demos during the pandemic. It’s a “dancefloor track,” but we never had the dancefloors to test it yet. We are looking forward to play it live and feel the response from the crowd at the shows, but the response on the streaming platforms is going very well even without the parties.
You’ve now signed exclusively to Smash The House. What makes the label special to you and a good fit for you and your music?
We really liked the label work on our first release, and after that they invited us to become exclusive, which made us very happy. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a big inspiration to us. Our sound is different from them, but they surely show us what we can reach with our own music. We are also two brothers making electronic music like them, it’s such an honor to receive the invite from these legends. We really feel the label can help us to make our own music style bigger all over the world and we are very excited with this partnership.
What made “Speechless” the right track to kick off the new venture together with STH?
We tried to make a track to literally ’Smash The House’ – we were sure it’d fit very well on the label.
Take us inside the production for “Speechless” – how did you move from initial inspiration to final tweaks that we hear in the released version?
We tested a vocal on the initial idea, but we felt that it would be better without vocals, only the melodies and the beat made the track stronger, that’s we named it “Speechless.”
Turning our attention towards your Exclusive Mix, how did you approach this set and create a flow? How might the set compare to a live set from you currently?
We made a 100% authentic mix joining our last releases with some upcoming tracks which people can hear for the first time and also some older tracks. Our live shows depend on each dancefloor vibe to create the flow. It’s never the same, each dancefloor has a different vibe, but we always keep our own style like in the Exclusive Mix.
Looking closer at your music selection, can you highlight three artists included and why they stand out to you?
As it’s a ‘100% authentic mix,’ we can list some talented friends who worked with us on collabs included in this mix. Ghabe and Theff are a young and talented couple from Amazonas in Brazil, who we have worked on many tracks together. Theff has an amazing voice and she’s a very talented songwriter, while Ghabe is a very creative producer. Our sound fits very well with them. We can also highlight the talented Australian band Mammals who have worked with us on the track “Caught In A Feeling” also included in the set, but not released yet.
Talk us through a day in your life at the moment. How have you been using your extra time at home? And how have you been maintaining inspiration and creativity?
It’s not been easy during this endless pandemic. Brazil has some of the most terrible numbers regarding the virus and it’s surely the worst moment for the show business ever. But we are having good moments with our family and making a lot of new music. Hope to see the whole world vaccinated soon.
As we look ahead, what’s keeping you excited and motivated? What goals for the future do you have for Chemical Surf that go along with signing to Smash The House?
We have a lot of new tracks ready to be shared with our fans including big collabs with Steve Aoki, Afrojack, R3HAB, Zafrir and many other friends. It keeps us motivated. We feel like the Brazilian movement, which we have helped to create in the last years with other artists in Brazil, is growing up all over the world. Our biggest goal is to make it bigger and see Brazilian artists taking over the mainstream of electronic music. We are sure that Smash The House will help us with this mission too!
Chemical Surf - "Speechless" is available to download/stream on your platform of choice today! https://speechless.smashthehouse.com/
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