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Breathe Carolina
Position: 
62
up 15

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2019-10-18 10:02

Style: 
“House/alternative/pop.”
Best known for: 
“Our super high-energy shows.”
Tune of the year: 
Tommy: “MK 'Body 2 Body’.” David: “Malaa 'Revolt' feat. Jacknife.”

As well as putting out a whole bunch of ace tracks this year, including stand out singles 'Too Good' and 'Get Away', 2019 has been all about Breath Carolina working on their new album 'DEADTHEALBUM’, which drops mid-November. “It is a huge deal for us with our label partners Atlantic, Big Beat and Spinnin',” Tommy tells DJ Mag. “David is singing on all of the songs, so it is a really big showcase of us, our work, and what we can do.”

The energy-enhanced Denver duo, who currently reside in LA, have been working super-hard on getting their fifth album ready to drop in mid-November. And they're raring to go on a 2020 tour to promote it. “We're consistently creating new and exciting content for our fans around the world,” they say.

On our question of gender balance Breathe Carolina also point out that their weekly podcast allows them to talk to all different genders and people about the industry that they're a part of. It's something they take seriously and a position that they value highly. “The information that person may hold to help a younger listener understand the workings behind the scenes is invaluable.”

 

Do you submit your DJ set lists to the relevant royalties collecting society?

“No.”

What more can we do to combat the mental health crisis in our scene?

“We think people need to realise that artists are human too, and some are more sensitive than most — it’s what makes us artists in the first place. Having people online harshly bashing artists for taking a break, or having to cancel a show due to illness or whatever, can be a huge part.”

Are you personally doing anything to improve the gender balance of line-ups?

“Personally, we are just trying to show support and encourage everyone. We are seeing more and more women at festivals and shows and it’s amazing.”

What changes have you made this year to be more environmentally friendly?

“We have been trying to carpool more to meetings and the studio and such, taking one car instead of two. We are both also very adamant about recycling in our homes. Every little bit counts.”

What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?

Tommy: “My BMX bike.” David: “Skateboard.”

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Tommy: “I don’t have one, but I feel super-guilty every time I eat pasta... but I love it.” David: “Binge-watching Friends.”