Interview With Hermanos Inglesos
A COMPLEX MIX OF GROWLING KEYBOARDS, SHATTERING SYNTHESISERS AND BATTERED BEATS
Despite sounding like the love child of a Mexican troubadour and a Panamanian drug-mule, Hermanos Inglesos are actually Belgian. The cunning linguists amongst you (who have a rudimentary understanding of Spanish, Flemish and/or Dutch) will work out how they came about this name upon the successful digestion and processing of the next five words.
Siblings Cedric and Didier Engels both discovered their love of music at a very young age, but it has taken until now for their pop-tastic techno (which is a complex mix of growling keyboards, shattering synthesisers and battered beats) to impress the likes of Erol Alkan, Kissy Sell Out and Tiga, who have all championed their early demos. Last year saw Hermanos Inglesos win a Diesel U Music award for their work, and the dynamic duo were also busy lending their remixing talents to the likes of Digitalism and Deus, as well as working on their own original material. Their debut single Wanderland is a minimal house masterpiece (and it’s not often I say that) steeped in sunny lyrics (courtesy of guest vocalist MeMe) and a frivolously danceable bass-line. The utterly brilliant animated video even includes a unicorn sex scene to give everyone the horn (sometimes my punnery makes me vomit involuntarily). Oh – and we’ve got the Superlijm Remix to give out to you here too. Their eclectic DJ sets (which include their own edits, remixes, re-rubs and original material) will be hitting a town near you soon. Let’s hope their next tour dates are presented in the same lovely way as their last ones (see here).
Until you do meet them in a darkened room however, enjoy these audio and visual treats.