?Using deep low end and wall to wall synths, Thriftworks is, “quickly becoming known as one of the finest up and coming experimental producers with his outside the box sound and unclassifiable style.” The Berkeley, California based producer captivates audiences with sounds that move the body and activates the senses while enrapturing the mind and leaving audiences wanting move.
Russ Liquid has also made himself known in a short amount of time. He has become renowned for his ingenious compositional approach and has, “developed a reputation for radiating a sonic supernova of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor, captivating audiences with passionate live instrumental performances across the U.S. and beyond.” He has already performed at festivals around of the world including Electric Forest, Northcoast Music Festival, Coachella, Shambhala (Canada), Synthesis Festival (Mexico), Envision Festival (Costa Rica), and Eclipse Festival (Australia).
Currently on their #?TooFewTour together, Russ Liquid’s and Thriftwork’s music is sure to capture your mind, body and soul.
To find out more about the two, and take a small peek inside their magnificent heads, check out our exclusive interview below!
Both: You’re currently on tour; what is your favorite part about touring? Where has been your favorite place to perform? Any place you are looking forward to?
- RL: New places, new faces. My favorite place I’ve performed ever is Paris. The stop I’m looking most forward to on the Too Few tour is everywhere; I really can’t pick a favorite.
- Thriftworks: Favorite part about touring is exploring new places and meeting new people. I love traveling. I’m so lucky to be able to do what I do because I get to see so many places and meet tons of different people. Too hard to pick favorite place to perform. For this tour, I’m stoked to get into the Midwest when it’s not super cold.
Both: Are you guys excited to be touring with each other? Sentimental question, what do you guys enjoy most about each other?
- RL: Yes of course!!! He’s definitely the homie, we always have a lot of fun.
- Thriftworks: Fuck yeah we are excited to be touring with each other. Stoked to rekindle the old flame. We have a lot of fun together. What I enjoy most about Russ is his socks and he’s so intrinsic, he’s my boy.
Thriftworks: Creating 3 full albums is extremely impressive (Fade, Fader and Fadest) what was the hardest part in the process?
- The 3 part project was a long project. I created it over a 3 year span and as each part was being released too.
Russ: What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
Both: What do you believe is the greatest influence on your sound?
- Thriftworks: Everything.
Both: Do you have any music inspirations? If so, who are they?
- RL: No one in particular, I get inspired by the wide range of music I listen to and all the musicians I get to collaborate with whether live or in the studio.
- Thriftworks: Blap Deli for President 2016
Thriftworks: Your music has been described as “an intoxicating musical high with an invigorating breath of fresh air, with sounds that activate the senses, enrapture the mind, move the body and leave audiences begging for more.” I would have to agree, its hypnotic. Where did this style come from? I would love to take a peek inside your head.
- Definitely about the hypnotic head bob. The style just came naturally. I tend to sample more melodic things with cranky, hip hop bobin, slow but heavy backbeats. Then I usually come in with some type of grimy or harder bass. I think that combination of soulful samples with some grimier bass, definitely kinda describe it. The style has really developed over time
Thriftworks: Going back to the previous question, is there anything that captivates you like your music does to your audiences?
- Music captivates me in crazy ways. I love folk music, storytelling, lyricism, I love nature, today we stopped by Cummin Falls somewhere between Knoxville and Nashville with the whole crew. I love skiing, snowboarding, mountains, skateboard and longboarding. Food and women captivate me too.
Russ: How did you come up with the name, Russ Liquid?
- Like Bruce Lee said, “Be like water” I like to be the music chameleon and flow with any musical environment I’m in.
Both: Where do you see yourself a year from now?
- RL: I see myself having a live electronic band.
- Thriftworks: Prob in a gutter in Thailand, like begging for food. JK I don’t know, just continue doing my thing. To keep on traveling, exploring and captivating new people and things.
Both: Is there anything else you would like your fans to know?
- RL: I just want to thank all my fans who are down with my music. They inspire me to make more music and I appreciate it.
- Thriftworks: Be on the lockout for a new project early 2016. BLAP DELI FOR PREZ 2016
If you would like to see the Two Few Tour, it’s not too late! The tour does not end until September 27th. Check out the tour dates below to see if they are coming to a city near you!