This week at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, Frikstailers will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked them a few questions about art, fashion and music. Online sales have now closed. Limited tickets available on the door.
Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Cosmic, Tropical, Electronica.
If your music was an artwork what would it look like?
It would probably suggest lots of the designs you can find in birds and fruits.
Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?
Probably Paula Duró, an argentinian artist with a beautiful view of the world.
What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?
That’s always a difficult question because many shows are very special for different reasons. In Holland we had an amazing show this year and it was certainly a memorable one, people was dancing to our sounds and rhythms with such a natural curiosity, it was a festival called Down The Rabbit Hole.
What inspires/influences your music the most?
Nature, travelling and mind-blowing artists.
What song do you wish you wrote?
“Florcita del Ande” by Kalamarka.
What part of making music excites you the most?
The energy exchange with a curious audience.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
It might be an interesting trip to latin america through our eyes and ears.
Tell us about the last song you wrote?
We just finished a remix for one of our favourite producers, “Chancha Via Circuito”, it was probably the hardest song to remix because he works with very few elements and gets the best out of them. So it was huge challenge to make something new with such few sounds and proposing something new without loosing the spirit of the original track. He just wrote us back telling us he loves it, and we love it as well, so we are very happy about it.
What is the most unique/memorable item of clothing you own?
Our wigs and light-glasses, they defined our visual identity and represent our complementary personality types.
What was your worst fashion crime?
Probably everything we do and wear is a crime for someone, haha!
What would your dream stage outfit be and who would design it?
There’s a Venezuelan fashion designer called “Fama de America”. We simply love her, she likes colors just as much as we do, so we would trust on her vision for a cool outfit.