Autoerotique’s sound isn’t put into one category. It involves many genre’s of dance music including Electro, Techno, House, Dutch House, Rave and Rock. Their sound can change wildly from project to project, so you never know what your going to hear from these guys. The amazing duo’s Keith Robertson & David “Dave” Henderson were raised in the bustle of Toronto’s west end. Starting as indie band producers they jumped over to dance music after listening to Groove Armanda’s first album at the age of 17 only to be swallowed by the city’s big dance scene. Now signed to Dim Mak, these guys have done everything from playing at EDC Vegas to remixing Tiesto’s “Work Hard Play Hard”.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do an interview with us here at Techibeats.com, how are you two doing today?
We are simply delightful, thank you for asking!
Given such a busy schedule, how do you guys manage to balance between studio time and touring?
“Life finds a way” – Jeff Goldbloom (Jurassic Park)
You guys have such a unique sound as producers, are there any specific artists or sounds that influence your music?
Absolutely. Current artists we love include Switch, Fake Blood, Felix Cartel Ect. Overall though we draw inspiration from the likes of Armand Van Helden, Groove Armada, DJ Shadow and Daft Punk’s early work.
What part of music production do you find the most difficult?
Based on current trends, where do you see the electronic music scene going?
We are often asked this and believe there is always only two options; more intense or back to basics. Based on current trends, I think back to basics is up next.
can things get more intense before 2020?
We all got to see your amazing set at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this year, but do you guys prefer to play at huge events like EDC or smaller venues like a club?
Good question. It depends. Festivals are great for banging out anthem and flagship tracks. Which we love. However!! Nothing beats a sweaty broken down scary club with broken AC.
You guys have put out a ton of amazing remixes from Tiesto’s “Work Hard Play Hard” to Benny Benassi’s “House Music”.We love them all but what’s your guys favorite remix that you’ve put out?
The house Music one is really fun to play. It has great dynamis for the crowd to freak out to. Our favorite though is our latest remix for Steve Aoki’s next single “Ladi Dadi”. It’s simply monstrous.
That being said, what are some of the key differences you guys find in producing remixes compared to original tracks?
For remixes we find ways to beef up or elaborate on the good ideas of the existing track. It’s much harder producing originals because you have no original to compare it to. This often brings about self reflection and can be more creatively taxing
Any big releases coming up in the near future? If so what will it be called and what can we expect to hear from it?
Our remix for Steve Aoki comes out mid December. Our second EP for Dim Mak and follow up to Freak EP. Plus a few collaborations.
You guys have progressed so much in the past year and it seems as if everyone already knows your music. Given such a seemingly immediate rise to fame, where do you guys see yourselves in a year?
Hopefully right back here answering more questions!
Thank you so much for your time, we can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for us in the next year.
-Keith& Dave the Autobi