#3000TEXTURES

februar 27, 2015 | by elise

With a couple of years in the scene, 3000 Textures is the concept that wants to switch up the edge in the Norwegian club culture. The Oslo-based DJ duo, consisting of Annette and Ida, is revolutionary in both it’s concept, music taste and identity – with a vision to create something that let them be musically forward and personal.

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What is 3000 Textures even?

3000 Textures is a concept based on a bit heavy and tough club music. We want to create so-called «club freedom» and go all the way with it. We want to stand out more as musicians and go a bit harder than the regular.

How come the name 3000 Textures?

3000 is to represent a year in the distant future. We wanted to give the name that frame without saying it, and brand the name differently by playing with it, and put 3000 in front of everything we do. Textures is our personality. Not necessary the club night. But us, basically.

What genre would you characterize your music as?

We play a various range of genres when we DJ . Is ”Big Tunes” is a genre? Haha. But we’re not commercial, and we like to challenge a dance floor.

Do you produce or mix?

We do both.

When did you get to know each other?

We met at a gig in Malmø, Sweden in 2013, when we randomly played together. We have been familiar with each others music style for a while, but we didn’t think it would fit as well together as we later on realized. That’s when we kept in contact and started doing a few more gigs together and ended up here.

Tell me about the start of your DJ-careers?

Annette: I started up in 2003-2004. I spent a few years on RnB, hip hop and other urban genres. I slightly took more interest in the electronic scene in 2009, and was fond of instrumental beats back then.

Ida: I used to run a music blog in 2012 when I got asked to play at a gig. The response was really positive, and I decided to create my own concept.

How important is other media such as fashion, art, graphic design and film to you?

Super important. It all goes hand in hand. Without these elements, nobody would know who we are, or what triggers the association and inspiration. These elements give the definition on what style and cool we’re onto. It reflects the brand and taste. Fun fact; our logo resemble the three circles in the Audi logo – and we feel it works as a symbol for the power and tempo in our music.

You play at Seeds with Plastician tonight, the 27th of February. Expectations?

We feel honored playing with Plastician – a UK-based pioneer in the game, and he’s a really great DJ. He has his own radio show on Rinse FM and is really ahead of the game when it comes to promoting a lot of great, young and new producers out there. We hope people will come out and check out the music and be curious about this night. Seeds the 27th is gonna be a big underground night, musically.

How come you guys ended up having Oslo as your working base?

That’s a good question. We’re open to other places, but we need to start somewhere, and Oslo is where we live at the moment. Our music is however represented worldwide, through the Internet. That’s where we have created our audience.

What do you think about the nightlife and clubs in Scandinavia?

Oslo has a lot of good stuff, but we miss a bit more edge, more freshness although it seems like new kids are starting to create their own collectives and speeding up. It feels like when things, whatever it is, get commercial enough, it gets accepted in Oslo. In Sweden there is a more alternative scene, with more defined subcultures. In Sweden people are great at exploring the new cool. Denmark has this strong bar culture, it feels a bit more chilled.

What do you prefer to dance to?

Everything. But we like to move and be ”turnt up” if that’s even a way to explain it. The most important thing for us, is to create a certain vibe where people get inspired; to create an atmosphere where they express their weird or creative sides.

Where can I hear your music?

On Soundcloud or at our gigs.

What is the future format for music – streaming/cassettes/CDs/vinyl?

Cassettes are rare things. Some labels are selling them as an addition to the digital stuff, and that’s cool. When it comes to vinyl, it feels like there’s a «clique» of purists who just swear to vinyl, no matter what. But then again you see Pioneer releasing hardware that only accepts USB. It seems like USB and SD cards are winning the future. It’s good to see that people are aware of the dynamics and sound, when it comes to music though. Bit rate and loudness being key words here, and there’s really no such thing as the sound of some good old vinyl. When that needle hits the wax, it just feels and sounds so real, you know?

Where is the best place for you to play?

We’d love playing intensively and punchy somewhere where people are really turned up, at cool festivals, for example. As long as there’s a great energy, we play wherever.

Describe the world’s best club.

Great selected and tasty music, dedicated DJs – a conducted event and people with a big interest in clubbing.

Favorite hangout place?

Ida: Meat Mission in London.

Annette: Palmyra at Grønland, Oslo for cheap, amazing Tamil food.

Favorite drinks?

Ida: Beer.

Annette: Dry cold wine or cava.

Favorite weekday?

Fridays; the day people usually overflow with positive energy.

Favorite color?

Ida: Pink.

Annette: Lime green – like my current hair color.

Favorite music genre?

Annette: That’s a lot but I guess I’m still an RnB gurl. I like music from the early 2000, DarkChild and Missy. Digital sounds.

Ida: Impossible to answer, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the Y2K sound. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler is my favorite tune ever.

What’s the future for DJ-ing?

The whole DJ-thing has completely exploded. We think more and more DJs are gonna start producing their own music. Honestly, it’s so easy to access everything now. All you really need is someplace to sit, and your laptop with some software. An app on your iPad maybe. Blame the Internet and future technology. We’re in the era of the Internet, you know.

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