Pascal & Pearce signs with Universal Music
Pascal & Pearce, the musically intuitive South African DJ/production duo have signed a deal with Universal Music and their careers show no sign of slowing down.
These two have been putting in the work since the late naughts and they continue to fine tune their craft as they grow. They talk to us about their new remix of ‘I Should Have Said’ by Playmen x Vassy and maintaining the integrity of a song, what they like about intimate gigs, and playing all over the country this summer.
What inspired you guys to do a remix of “I Should Have Said” and how did you imagine you would be able to improve on the track?
Pascal & Pearce: Our source of inspiration was more of a taking the opportunity to remix an international track. We never try improving a track; we rather add a different side to the song, that’s what makes a good remix.
When it comes to remixes, everyone tends to have their own style or signature. How do Pascal & Pearce approach a remix and why do you think this is so?
Pascal & Pearce: Every remix we do is completely different in style, so we tend to feel each one out, putting no pressure on a set direction for the remix. We feel this helps us most in keeping the integrity of the original whilst putting our own spin on it.
You have been hinting that you’re about to share some big news on your fan page. We are sure that the remix is a part of this, anything else you have in store for your fans?
Pascal & Pearce: Your detective/stalking skills have always impressed us! Yes we have some exciting news to share, we have officially signed with Universal Music, and our first official release through them is this remix.
You recently played at Rocking the Daisies in Darling to an absolutely packed dance floor. What do you enjoy most about playing at the festival and what do you think is a major part of its success?
Pascal & Pearce: We are still smiling from Rocking the Daisies. It’s always a privilege playing on such an epic production. We enjoy each moment up there, whether it’s a new track we are testing out, or just being able to play. We take each set as it comes and focus on playing music best suited to the venue.
On the other end of the gig spectrum there are those smaller, intimate events. How do approach your preparation for sets like these and what do you think you gain performance wise from them?
Pascal & Pearce: To be fair, the smaller gigs suck. Just kidding, we look forward to every show as it allows us to work on our diversity, and also then we get to play songs we normally wouldn’t get to play, as we are normally booked for a specific sound which is limiting from a performance perspective.
The summer party season is upon us and after Pascal gets back from his honeymoon, where are the gigs taking Pascal & Pearce for the upcoming months?
Pascal & Pearce: Yeah we can’t wait for season to begin, and especially for all the events that have the word “summer” in them. We are playing all over SA, so be sure to join us when you see us advertised in your area.
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