(Paul): And yes… I’m the gambler!!!
What was the concept behind your smash hit ‘Changes’?
To be honest, after working together for so long you get to know each other pretty well. You learn each other’s strengths and you let them step up when they’re needed in certain parts… We do get on very well, and I honestly can’t remember any problems that we have had over the years!
(Paul): I think they liked the way Ben and I use 4 decks in triggering samples and also how Steve plays the percussion live and sings! We bring more than just a DJ set, you also get a show!
(Paul): We each actually have one…I can see mine in my office now.
(Paul): One night Ben and I were talking to Ben Turner (who runs IMS along with Pete Tong and
others). We were merely talking about just coming to IMS and next thing you know, we were asked to do the anthem. We’re extremely honoured to be able to do this again and to top things off we couldn’t believe our luck when we found out Above & Beyond were remixing it!
A great selection of tunes – similar to album 1 in that it will showcase the dance side of Dirty Vegas but with a little Indie undertone.
The end of 2009 will be very, very busy. We just got back from Asia and already have gigs lined up from now to 2010 including the mainstage of Cream fields in Argentina. Keep your eyes peeled at our MySpace for future shows.
(Paul): We all went off and did our own thing. Steve continued to do work as Dirty Vegas for TV show, Ben took some time off and concentrated on other things he had going on while I went off and wrote for other artists and put out quite a few more club based tracks on Toolroom etc. We all stayed busy!
(Paul): Personally, I would answer Brazil to everything except to live. I live in London and that’s the best place to live!
(Paul): I was watching a program on Andy Warhol last night and I’d love to talk to him. I think the guy was one mad genius!
(Paul): Mine changes from day to day. I’m all about the producer more so than the artists so of course people like Bloodshy & Avent, Max Martin, Timberland, Calvin Harris, and Cutfather have all influenced me. I’m all about looking at great skills!
(Steve): I was brought up in a house where I heard everything from Marvin Gaye to Pink Floyd but my biggest influences would have to the The Who, Pink Floyd and the Acid House music of 1989.