Rising the ranks with a fervent musical drive and a formidable sound, the collaborative efforts of kinsmen Christopher Lunde & Niklas Lunde has landed Lunde Bros. in the limelight of electronic music. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, the Scandinavian duo has quickly gained the support and recognition from some of electronic music’s most renowned figures like Pete Tong, Erick Morillo, and David Guetta.
With an all new compilation on John Dahlbäck’s Mutants Records under their belt, Lunde Bros. is posed to capture the attention and support of the electronic music’s most devout and new listeners with a surge of crisp, galvanizing, and shuddering 128bpm productions which they so tactfully craft in quick succession. Those new to the name, acquaint yourself with one of 2014’s most promising electronic music presences as the Lunde Bros. were kind enough to chat with us about their latest compilation on Mutants Records, deluxe Swedish dining, and their hopes for who picks up the World Cup trophy in Brazil this year.
HT: There are too many electronic music producers and DJs to name that have come from Sweden who have risen to stardom. Do you two ever attribute any of your success and influence to the fact that you grew up in a place that was bubbling with so much talent?
LB: No, we don’t think that we are so Swedish with our style. One thing that could be positive to be Swedish and producing in Sweden is the cold and dark weather. Then you have to do something fun and making music is one thing.
HT: Looking back, is there a specific, detailed moment or experience in your home country where both of you of realized that producing and DJing in the electronic music arena was the path you wanted to pursue?
LB: We realized quite fast during our first gigs that we got great reactions on the dancefloor, so it was almost like a “meant to be” moment. But of course with a lot of hard work, and we have never took a thing for granted.
HT: In regards to production, why did you two gravitate toward Logic and not a DAW like Ableton?
LB: We have tried all DAWs during our music education and we have felt that Logic is the most natural DAW to produce music.
HT: Beatport has time and time again miscategorized releases into genres that they really shouldn’t be in. There is so much genre overlap in electronic music it is almost irrelevant to dump releases into one genre, but do you two identify your sound with progressive house? The majority of your releases on Beatport fall into that category though a lot of them sound much too heavy to be labeled as such.
LB: Categorizing music today is really hard and we actually dont want to categorize our own productions. We try to be in between all genres so if we had to categorize our own music it should be to the Lunde Bros. genre.
How much planning went behind compiling the Mutants Records compilation? Can you to talk about what it represents, and how the selections and original productions reflect on your current standing as artists?
LB: It took about two weeks of planning and mixing the compilation. We wanted to make a different compilation with a new way of thinking and style. For us this compilation represent us as artists very well cause it is so wide in style and groovy.
Would you happily steer the reigns of Mutants Records if it was handed over to you guys?
LB: Mutants Records is a really cool label and if we would get the chance to work more with them we would take it for sure.
You two have gained support during performances from some major players in the industry like Hardwell, Guetta, and Romero. Do you two hope to get Lunde Bros. onto large international stages to play out your own tracks, and how do plan to attain that level of success?
LB: Of course! The plan is to work really hard and follow our own path to get there.
If you were speaking with someone who has never been to Sweden before but loves electronic music, what is the best club for someone to indulge in when visiting Stockholm for the first time?
LB: There is a bunch of cool clubs in Stockholm and it all depends on in what mood, taste and how drunk you are.
With Brazil coming around the corner so soon, who are you guys hoping picks up the FIFA World Cup Trophy in July?
Favorite and worst dinning experiences you two have had on the road thus far?
LB: We have had some really nice dinners and some bad. One of the best dinners we had was in Åre, in Sweden. We went to a restaurant called Supper which is just amazing!
Photo Credit: Oskar Brewitz