Egg London - Catch up with Spektre
Seeing people's reaction to something you have created and spent hours deliberating over in the studio is the reason we still do what we do. Nothing can beat that buzz.
Ahead of Spektre return to Egg London on Saturday 22nd January for an extended 4 hour set on the Middle Floor, we caught up with the duo to chat all things DJing, producing, food & just general life!
" As performers, Spektre’s unique sound has taken them to some of the biggest and most highly regarded venues worldwide, with frequent bookings by the likes of Egg London, Exit Festival, Pacha Buenos Aires and Burning Man. On stage, their long-standing chemistry and constant desire to experiment always results in an exciting spectacle. Their live exploits are also documented alongside guest slots from esteemed cohorts in their regular Mutual Respekt Podcast"
Favourite equipment to use for producing?
PM: We use a mainly software setup, so the most important bit of gear is the speakers really. We recently upgraded to a pair of ADAM S3H, and they're fantastic.
RW: I would say Ableton is my all time favourite piece of kit. However in terms of plugins U-He's Diva and Hive have always delivered the goods for us.
Best part of a show/appearance?
PM: For me, it's the buzz of seeing the reaction to our own music.
RW: Likewise, seeing people's reaction to something you have created and spent hours deliberating over in the studio is the reason we still do what we do. Nothing can beat that buzz.
What do you both do when it's the “Holiday” Break time?
PM: As I spend most of my life sat in the studio, I try to do as much outdoor stuff as possible when I have free time. Hiking and Mountain biking when I'm in the UK, and Snowboarding when I have time to get away to the mountains.
RW: More recently due to obvious circumstances I've spent my relaxation time in Cornwall with my family. However pre-covid it would have to be a full month of decompression in Colombia or India. Two of my favourite places in the world for disconnecting and fully recuperating from touring life.
Favourite meal to have before a set?
PM: One of my favourite things about travelling is getting to try loads of great, local food in different places, so it varies depending where we are.
RW: Sushi all day. Not too heavy but really hits the spot! Some of the best we've had has been in Amsterdam and Berlin.
Worst drink you’ve been offered at a show?
PM: I remember having some pretty fiery Rakija when touring in Eastern Europe - Can't remember exactly where though for some reason!
RW: Ouzo in Greece. Liquorice is one of my pet hates. Other than that I would say Bacardi 151. A shot of that is instant vomit. Hence why it's now discontinued!