- Tell us about the career path that led to where you are now in Berlin.
- What is one of your favourite experiences you’ve had in your career?
Pascal : A weekend we love to remember is the Magnetic Fields Festival in India in 2017. We have been to many countries and countless festivals but this one was a very special one. Obviously travelling to India (where we have never been before) to play a concert is great. We didn`t expect to end up playing at the most beautiful Indian palace (the prince loves electronic music and decided to host a festival at his palace every year) with an incredible lineup of some of our favourite bands and DJs. One of the best moments was a private concert for all the artists on the roof of the palace. The prince invited the best Indian musicians from all over the country, all playing rare traditional instruments that almost no one can play anymore. Big ups to music:LX for inviting us to play at that festival!
Jackie : I met Rick James when he was at the peak of his career and had a cocaine addiction. We had a wild night out once; I’m not sure I’m allowed to talk about it, really. He asked me to call him uncle after that. I phoned in every Sunday to see how uncle Rick was holding up until he passed. May God bless his funky soul.
Another interesting side of it is the underground DIY scene. There`s still quite some low-key venues that are home to all kind of obscure bands and artists. Unfortunately, I am afraid that those venues will be the first ones to close down (for good) if the current situation will last much longer.
In Summer, there are countless festivals around Berlin. Most of them are non-profit and they are already struggling to survive. This year's annulation of all the festivals might be tough to take.
As for Say Yes Dog, we were supposed to play a big tour in April, right at the beginning of the shut-down. So we had to reschedule all the dates to February 2021. We also had many festival gigs planned and unfortunately they can`t be rescheduled. But we hope for the best and have gigs announced now in October/November.
- Jackie, you released a hilarious new video titled "Another Day In Quarantine." Describe the creative process that went into making the video. Did you film and produce everything alone?
- What advice do you have for artists who have had their plans, particularly shows/tours, cancelled to continue to thrive in the industry?