If you could sum up Vandalism in three words, what would they be?
Positive Club Vibes.
When did you start working together, and what initially brought you to make music?
We’ve actually been around quite a while, we started Vandalism in 2005. Cassie and I met when I was part of the group Madison Avenue. She was a dancer in the music video for our song ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ and then toured with us around the world for 2 years.
Where do you draw your major musical influences?
There’s so many, it’s endless really. Daft Punk of course has always been a huge one. We both love old school funk, so we play that a lot at home. And there’s so many great dance producers out there that inspire us also.
Do you have a certain system that you stick to when making tunes, or does it differ every time?
Most of the time I will write an instrumental and then Cassie will write the top-line over that. But sometimes it can be the other way around.
You’ve just worked with the legendary Tommie Sunshine and Disco Fries on ‘Forever’ – what did you learn from the experience?
That each of us has great things to offer & bring to collaboration. From studio skills to melodic hooks, to vocal ideas and arrangement, and more.
Do you get more of a buzz producing or playing out?
We definitely get a huge buzz in the studio if we have written a good track. Maybe not so much when it’s not so good, ha ha! But creating a song and then seeing people dance and smile to it really is something special. And the energy we receive from performing live is like no other. It’s really hard to choose between the two, as the creative and the performance sides are such huge parts of us.
Lastly, what can we expect from you next year in terms of new music?
We are working some great new tracks, we’ve 2 really strong ideas we are finishing up at the moment. Should be out around February or March.