In addition to the tantalizing work Vices can perform on our ears with their music, the Floridian duo happen to be a couple of convivial dudes who were willing to answer a few spontaneous questions that we sprung upon them. The masterful blend of music provided by their guest mix has likely prompted your curiosity, so check out our weird inquiries and their responses below!
All Mine: What inspired you to join a collective? Is there a kind of summer camp
appeal to it or something else?
Vices: I wouldn't say anything necessarily "inspired" us to join a collective. We began getting close with AOBeats and Manila Killa before Moving Castle was officially launched. They told us their ideas and goals and we were genuinely intrigued. A bunch of talented artists coming together with the same goals and desires. It makes for a great support system, as well as a platform to be heard. It's not really like a summer camp. We are all constantly talking in group chats every day, whether it be about business or random shit, so the camaraderie is definitely there I'd say we are all closer to each other than kids at summer camp at this point.
AM: What made you call yourselves Vices? Is it a celebration or admonition
of having them? Do you think there are good vices or is that a
different word altogether??
V: Honestly, we were brainstorming ideas for a name and Vices sort of stuck with us. Everybody has vices, some less intense than others. We feel it's less of a celebration or admonition, and more of acknowledging them.
AM: If you had been part of the Sony hack, what's the most embarrassing
thing that would leak?
AM: They cancelled The Interview. Did the terrorists win??? [Editor's note: we know that since posting these questions, that decision has all but been reversed. Rejoice!]
V: Absolutely. But it's probably for the best because those North Koreans are crazy.
AM: Are there any themes or ideas you are trying to convey through your
music? If your music had a philosophy what would its mantra be??
V: I think it really depends on the song to pick out a certain theme. We try to change it up and use different influences and styles in all of our tracks. Some got the baby making vibe, but some make you wanna punch a baby in the face. In terms of a philosophy, we make music because we love it and no matter what the general vibe of a track is, our main goal is to make people feel something positive and make em dance.
AM: What future technology scares you the most? Excites you the most? Will
cause the singularity??
V: Technology is crazy and the advancements are growing faster and faster as time goes on. They say we will be able to craft cells out of synthetic material, like little tiny microchip cells. And then with that we will be able to build tissue and organs, and who knows what else. If that stuff starts happening, then I guess that would be the start of singularity. The bigger question is if singularity is going to be the end or a new beginning.
AM: How has being from Florida shaped your style, both personally and musically??
V: I'm not sure how much the actual state of Florida has shaped us. We draw influences from all over, especially considering our main style is Jersey club. But the people and other producers we are friends with have really helped us along the way. It's crazy how many dope producers are coming out of Orlando right now and we all have the opportunity to learn from each other.
AM: Any non-EDM that influences you?
V: Both of us used to be in hardcore/metal bands when we were young and listened to a lot of pop punk and rap and a bunch of other stuff.
AM: What tops your christmas wish list right now?
V: This is definitely a wish, but a new computer haha.
AM: What's on the horizon for 2015?
V: As of now the main thing I can say for 2015 is that we are going to be hitting the road in spring with a couple of our friends! And of course we will be dropping a lot of tracks. More original tracks in 2015 for sure.