Rank 1 Interview: Useful & Playful

July 20, 2008
Did you have many arguments about tunes that one of you wanted and the other thought was rubbish?
Rank1: This time not really actually! Although we feared the worst of course haha.
Do you have any particular favourite tracks in the mix? (high contrast pres. rank 1)
Piet: Moonbeam & Tyler Michaud – Love Never Dies
Benno: Heatbeat – Nebula
Would I be right in saying one of you is more of a DJ and the other a producer? How do you think that contributes to your hugely successful partnership?
Rank1: Yes, you are quite right about that! A cooperation is always about complementing each other. It’s that the difference in the two of us that makes it work. It’s not that Piet doesn’t know how to produce, or Benno doesn’t know what works on a dance floor, but getting some honest feedback will never hurt you! Sometimes you get stuck in your own way of thinking. It was just the other day that we realized that we either agree or disagree, there is no middle way. That’s good for some fireworks when it comes to discussions, we are even worse than couples married longer that 50 years haha!
Your sound has undergone a remarkable change over the years, personally I think for the better. What made you move away from the big trance sound that you had so much success with?
Rank1: Perhaps because of the flood of similar tracks that followed. We don’t like to eat potatoes everyday, and the same goes for music, especially dance music. It’s all about evolving and trying to do something new. It might not all be as brilliant as we would like it to be, but at least it keeps us alive musically.
You still do have a mastery for creating sublime strings, tell us, what is your secret?
Rank1: Some things you can’t explain, they just happen. The same goes for playing a keyboard. It starts with playing something randomly and most of the time suddenly a melody starts to form in your head. When that happens it’s just a matter of playing and recording.
Just for fun which of these would you rank # 1 in the world starting with… producer?
Piet: William Orbit
Benno: BT
(注意啊 注意啊 BT是Benno认为世界第一的Producer啊!为什么我要摘取部分内容贴在这里,那就是司马昭之心路人皆知拉!呆会儿去搞搞清楚他俩到底哪 个是Benno,好好握握手,再好好听听Rank 1,这么有品的,GOGOGO!!!)
Piet: Moonbeam & Tyler Michaud – Love Never Dies
Benno: Coldplay – Fix You
Animal to keep as a pet?
Piet: Labrador Retriever dog
Benno: Tervueren Sheppard dog
Place to DJ?
Piet: Government Toronto
Benno: Bedroom
Cake and/or sweet?
Piet: Bonbonblock
Benno: No, thanks!
July 22, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
🙂 Benno就是Parker呀
我不是说过吗 就是那个只会摆弄keyboard的::)
July 22, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
话说另外那个长得比较老的认为那compilation里最好听的歌是nubula,我觉得这曲很浪漫—-有小提琴音色,但是有保留了一些像water  ripple一样的旋律,比较耳目一新噢.
July 22, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
July 23, 2008 @ 5:58 pm
明明在blogbus已经开了一个,又想在space上弄,可敬可佩呀..我果然很荣誉了!…bye 噢
July 26, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

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