The duo Bicep are bringing us their muscles and sweat starting this weekend on their North American Workout tour. They’ll start in Canada, and make their way through D.C., New York, Philly, Miami, L.A. and San Francisco. Trust me kids, you don’t want to miss this. Whether on tour in China or Ibiza, sharing their favorite tracks on their blog or pumping iron, Bicep has had a busy year, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
First of all, congrats on launching your new label, Feel My Bicep. Vision of Love, the first EP released on the label is getting a lot of great feedback. Can you tell us what’s in store for us as far as releases? Will you be releasing tracks from other artists?
We are working on the next release at the moment. We plan on making it a bit more varied and slightly tougher than the first EP. The label will only be releasing productions from Bicep.
Listen to Vision of Love here:
You guys have been friends since early childhood, started going to clubs in Ireland in your teens and started Feel My Bicep as a music blog just a few years ago. What brought you to start producing and DJing?
We’d actually been tinkering with music production for a long time but just never considered releasing. I suppose it all just ties in together, when you spend so much time involved in something, you naturally want to explore every side of it. Bicep’s gym-themed festival tents still to come — hot tubs an all.
You guys take the time to find the perfect images for blog posts on Feel My Bicep. Why is the imagery so meaningful?
We both have visual design-based backgrounds and think it’s just as important as the music, sometimes taking even longer to find. Luckily we have an almost identical taste so it all flows fairly consistently.
In 2012 so far you’ve had a residency at The Warehouse Project, played several We Love Space parties in Ibiza, toured China and are now getting ready for a North American tour. How do you prepare for places you’ve never been before? Have you come across any challenges?
China was tough, at one event, we had a Drum & Bass act warming up for us. Where do you go from there? For us, challenging crowds are one of the most exciting parts of DJing! They keep you on your toes and can be very rewarding when it truly goes off!
What are your top 3 tracks at the moment?
Trevino – “Derelict”
Midland and Pariah – “Untitled”
Brawther – “Don’t Go”
Who are some up-and-coming artists you feel we should look out for?
DJ Steaw is on fire at the moment. Big deep 90s inspired house bombs. Montel is on the same vibe, killing it. More established but under a recent new alias, Trevino, is unreal. Also, all the My Love is Underground crew!
Bring your sweetest moves and get your tickets here party people.