JeanGa & George – one is Scottish, the other French, and together they make ‘European Repetitive Beats’. Having just released their excellent debut album of the same name last week via the good folks at Greco-Roman we thought we find out what makes this colourful duo tick.
Born after a chance meeting at a London auction where the two producers were bidding against each other on the same Roland 707 drum machine. To avoid tears, they decided to share it and used their new acquisition to create their own breed of House, Techno and Balearic beat.
‘European Repetitive Beats’ marks the final creative product of a meeting of minds and a shared PayPal account.
Can you please introduce yourselves.
We are Jeanga and George also known as Jeanga & George.
Whereabouts are you today…?
Old Street, East London.
And what’s the view like…?
Give us five words that best describes your new album:
European. Repetitive. Analog. Shameless. Fun.
Who makes the tea in the studio…?
We drink coffee.
Who inspired you into a life of music…?
Jeanga’s inspiration was London nightlife, Georges was Scottish ravers.
Do you ever regret it…?
If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why…?
We would hire less monkeys because otherwise they’ll end up taking over… Oh Hang on!
Who is your favourite artist…?
What was the first record you bought…?
What was the last record you bought…?
What track do you wish you’d written…?
What’s your favourite club…?
Tribal Funktion, The Venue, Calton Road, Edinburgh. Many many years ago. The Venue had some amazing nights on…
What’s your favourite after party record…?
Gates of Dawn – we wrote it especially for magic moments like these…
What track has had the most influence on you…?
Which of your own tracks are you most proud of…?
Which child is your favourite – you can never answer, however…
What’s your current favourite record…?
If your studio was one fire and you go back in to save one thing, what would it be and why…?
We would save the Roland Juno 60.
‘European Repetitive Beats’ is out now via Greco-Roman.