What is your name and role within Floog & Mahony?
Mahony is one half and the other Floog. We have joined for this collaboration on SCI+TEC in August, but we are both music producers, and also have other independent projects and releases under the same alias’s.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
We both living in Bucharest and the music and nightlife scene here has to be one of the most effervescence Europe, especially when it comes to underground electronic music .
How did you first start playing music / techno and what brought you to this point in your career?
Mahony: I got into music after I went to a party in Kristal Club back in 2004. Lee Burridge was spinning that night, the vibe was incredible, and the music was great, enough to light that spark!
Floog: Mine was after meeting in the studio with Livio & Roby, which went on to form out first trio project called ‘Monochrome’
What programs and equipment do you use?
Ableton, Mfb Tanzbar, Veromona DRM1, TR8, Modular synths, software synths, samples, old mackie mixer, Lexicon effect, Eve monitors.
How do you prepare for live shows?
Mahony: As I am a DJ, I listen to a lot of music and try to make a lot of edits to use with my own stamp of sound in those tracks.
Floog: As a live act I try to improve every live set with fresh sounds, and also I try to use different techniques to make the performance more interactive.
Please tell us about your collab release ‘Moscow 21’ which will be on the 10th of August via SCI+TEC, how did the collab come about?
We have had one other collab release together which was out this February on The Other Side imprint, so after we really enjoyed working together on that one, it seemed like a natural progression to move onto a new project. This was the one, and we signed it to SCI+TEC, but this is both our first release on Dubfire’s label.
Please describe how the method you used to work with each other on this collaboration, what was the process?
First of all, we meet in the studio to create the initial structure of the track, and usually one of us had an idea to start with which we follow. We then listen to that demo individually at home and sometimes in the club, and then when we next meet up we add any final touches or adjustments, and eventually arrange the final version.
How would you describe the Romanian Techno sound and why do you think the sound is becoming so popular?
We think that the Romanian sound is very groovy, but at the same time it has a relative and simple message. It’s easy to dance to and doesn’t wear you out after many hours of listening!
Where will you playing in the next coming months?
Ibiza, BPM festival, Prague, USA, Barcelona, France, Romania – lots of really amazing venues and countries on the cards J
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
Yes, we do have another release as Floog & Mahony on Vatos Locos which will be out after the summer, and also we want to start a label together at some point when we feel the time is right
Will you be working together on more collab projects?
Yes of course, this is just the beginning J
What do you like to do outside of music?
Mahony: Watching movies and traveling
Floog: Cooking Indian food and watch football matches
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Mahony: The new Floog live act, hahaha
Floog: The last recorded sets of Mahony J
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Mahony: Eating pizza at Gambrinus restaurant in Bucharest
Floog: Indian restaurant in Bucharest called Taj (Yes, I like Indian food)