She Knows is made up of Teresa & Marcel, a spanish vocalist and a brazilian music producer, how did you two meet and start playing music together?
We’ve met in a paella dinner at a friends place in Berlin. Since then We’ve been planning to play and write music together. We have now our own studio space and we’ve been collecting ideas and sounds since then.
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Berlin is our base. Our studio is located in the heart of Berlin’s creative headquarters in Holzmarkt. Many things happens in this place. The music scene in Berlin is full of creative people coming together to develop any kind of project and collaborations.This is something that is always pushing us, motivating us to create the music we love.
What do you love most about Berlin?
When I moved to Berlin I was impressed about the history, the architecture, the alternative life styles, and the magic of this underground electronic scene integrating all kinds of people, gender, nationalities with acceptance and tolerance: “Kein Mensch ist Illegal”. It is very interesting to learn how immigrants from all over the world are enriching and colouring the city. There is a big voice here claiming for freedom, breaking prejudices and walls, and many groups of people, communities, associations and cultural projects shaping the city. Berlin is full of dancers and many people doing what they love.
How has the music scene changed since you started and where do you see electronic music going in the future?
Well, in Berlin you always had the feeling that the past of the city has influenced the electronic music scene and how Berlin’s nightlife was connected to politics. The future in Berlin is a new mix every day integrating Berliners and Newcomers, you find always a bar or a venue in any district of Berlin playing very interesting music. Berlin is a showcase not only for music, but for any kind of artistic expression.
Your first EP ‘Distorted Images’ is out now on the famous Berlin based Bar25 Label, how did you come to work and release with Bar25?
In February 2018, we showed a few tracks of our production to the DJ and Producer Fraenzen Texas and he directed us directly to the Bar 25 Music Label. In the meantime, the label was curating the Zeitgeist Vol. 2 / Various Artists Compilation, which has a more ‘Listening’ character, and less Dancefloor oriented. Our first track Thalassa was subsequently released.
Sometime in the summer, after we played our new live set at the Fusion Festival in Germany and Garbicz Festival in Polen, the feedback from the audience was very positive and we were asked about our music. The idea was to release an EP and at the same time came the call from Bar 25 Music who suggested that to us … and so everything developed very organically.
How has the experience been with Bar25 so far?
Excellent. You know, this kind of moments when you are working with people and you have that feeling we all make a great team together. It’s really interesting how artists like Sascha Cawa and René Bourgeois have remixed the tracks Passing Hours and Thalassa in their own style. We are very grateful that they took the time to support us. In addition, these two remixes complement our EP Distorted Images very well.
Where and did you record/produce Distorted Images?
We’ve written, produced and recorded everything in our studio. For the final mixing we were listening our sound and giving final touches at the Studio of our colleague and friend Zeno Mainardi, who has been also touring with us in 2018. We have also much to thank Sascha Cawa as he always gives us very good tipps for mixing and finalising our tracks.
What influenced the sound and songwriting for this EP?
The S-Bahn passing by close to our studio, the input on the streets, the festivals in the summer. The inspiration is everywhere and finds you for sure working, but I guess everything comes outside from the inside. The beginning is always based on the moment, on your feelings, experiences, emotions and the circumstances around us, we can’t scape from what we feel, for the good or for the bad.
What are your plans for Distorted Images?
We would like to create something hybrid, that fits the dance floor but not only. We would like to make something that also is a great song to listen to while riding a bike or having a good time at home with friends. Now we just want to share it with everyone and play it live as many as possible.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
We just released a Podcast for Bar25 including tracks we like. We also are about to release on Spotify the Distorted Images world. We invite you to have a listen.
What do you like to do away from music?
Going to the beach anytime it is possible and enjoying the warm of the sun in the skin, and spending quality time with the people we love.
What do you have planned for 2019?
Keep on track. We are working at the moment to publish more music, we have many unreleased tracks wanting to be shared and many new ideas and feelings wanting to be expressed. We are also starting a collaboration project with Fish Eye Collective, who made our Official Music Video for the track Distorted images and Conzum.eu, to integrate images and music in the life performance.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Lunch time at Katerschmaus, at Holzmarkt, every day there is a different menu and it has a wonderful terrace on the Spree river. The OMAs Coffee, which is door by door to our Studio and the cocktail bar Böckhstraße 50 in Kreuzberg for tasty drinks.
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