CLUB PLANET INTERVIEW: Firebeatz

CLUB PLANET INTERVIEW: Firebeatz

by Danielle Desmond
12.29.2013

The Electro House genre has more or less become the "Levels" of dance music. Fans are tired of hearing the same "massive" sounds over and over. However, by blending sounds from a multitude of genres, Firebeatz are keeping Electro House fresh with their own heavy sound. Tim Smulders and Jurre Van Doeselaar are Firebeatz, an aptly titled name for the bad-ass duo from Holland, responsible for "Hidden Sound," "Woof" and other mental tunes like their most recent release "Max Ammo" (Dec. 16).  They are wrapping up their "Max Ammo" tour in Vancouver for New Year's Eve. Club Planet got to chat with the duo before they finish off the year destroying the planet with their 'Firebeatz'. 


What are you guys up to? How are you enjoying California? Congratulations on all your successes thus far!

We just played L.A. here. It [Create] was really, really nice, a great nightclub. We had an awesome time and we even had a day off to spend some time here. 


What has been the craziest experience you’ve had on tour thus far?  What have you learned from being on the road? 

We've had a lot of crazy experiences, but I would say, maybe recently when we were in a hotel room with Martin Garrix - it was pretty great. We were like 'we're gonna get this kid' so we fucked up his hotel room, stacking up the furniture and shit...you should have seen the look on his face. 


What separates you from other DJs out right now?

I think it's because we combine different styles. We have a different backgrounds music wise, so when we combine our sounds I think we just get something different than what's out there.


Describe the ‘Firebeatz’ Sound’ in three to five words. 

Ok that's energy, simple, groove, cool and funky shit. 


What do you enjoy more: producing your own music or remixing?

Actually both. Remixing you can do really quick. But to make something original is also really cool because you are doing something that no one's ever done before. So I must say they are both really good.  


Who do you look up to? Who inspires you? 

Definitely Tiesto, Sander van Doorn, Hardwell….there are a lot of guys that are doing great things. There is also a lot of inspiration from guys like The Chemical Brothers


You are playing with Hardwell on New Year's Eve…have you played with him before? 

Yeah we've played with him a lot actually, like maybe four or five gigs. One of our first gigs actually was with him in Amsterdam and it was really fun actually (chuckles)... him and a bunch of DJs, it was just really awesome. We did "Here We F*cking Go" and it was great. 


What is your favorite remix to date? (you guys have done a lot of different remixes) 

Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie"...recently also the Rihanna remix "What Now" and the one we did for Diplo. But I think the Justin Timberlake for sure.  


Who would you guys really like to do a collaboration with?  

The Prodigy, that would be something great.   


Are you guys excited to play the Arches in Glasgow on the 26th for the Colors Winter party? 

Tommy Trash made it his number three in his top 10 clubs in the world. Yeah, we played there one time before, it's greaaat, amazing. "Here We F*cking Go" is based on the crowd from there.


What is the difference between European and U.S. clubs and crowds?

In Europe, there is definitely a difference in the crowds. But I must say, it's all new for U.S. crowds so I think they are more enthusiastic.  


What does the mainstream acceptance of this blanket genre EDM mean to you?  

I think everything comes together right now. I think there is a lot of pop music that has EDM influence in it, so its easier for people to accept.  


What do you usually do on a day off?

A lot of sleep, food, working out, gaming and playing soccer. 


What's your favorite movie?

Anchorman.


Last night on earth what do you do?

Probably watch Anchorman and have a good laugh before we die.  


What is the most gratifying part of what you do? 

I think the most gratifying part is the feeling that you get when people like your music. 


What scares you?

Wires, ice….sharks.  


What do you guys have planned for 2014?

Quite a few collaborations. We are doing a track on Tiesto's album, a track with Sander van Doorn, one with Martin Garrix and a lot of our own material. You better watch out for 2014 because it's going to be crazy. 


How is it working with the top DJs in the world? 

It's fucking awesome. Like working with Tiesto... we were flabbergasted that he wanted to work with us. It's really cool. 



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