trndmsk Podcast #62 – Tunnelvisions
Raynor de Groot and Emiel van den Dungen aka Tunnelvisions originated from a shared vision of contemporary club music. They believe that the club scene that is often focusing on a colder, abstract high-tempo sound needs to go back to a more organic approach. It’s one of the goals of their newly created Tunnelvisions project: “We aim to bring back the fun to the dance floor again”.
This vision brought the two musicians together. Through hypnotic, exotic and grooving productions they tend to offer something new. In the studio, Tunnelvisions combines elements from South American, Caribbean and African sounds. On the dancefloor, they bring an eclectic style of house music that builds from downtempo to grooving higher tempo’s.
trndmsk: Raynor and Emiel, what can we look forward to in the next few minutes?
Tunnelvisions: This mix is actually a live recording of the first hour of our set in Perron, Rotterdam. We opened the night before Frank Wiedemann / Ame, and it was supposed to the afterparty of Rotterdam’s Toffler festival. We thought, let’s start it off easy going, but ended up quickly getting into the party mode since people were ready for that. The set (the total of three hours) is still one of the best sets we’ve played so far. It’s really diverse and has unreleased Tunnelvisions material in there as well. Hope you guys enjoy.
When did you record the set? What surrounded you at the time?
Around 11pm on a saturday night both being super tired from the show the evening before. What surrounded us was intense heat in the club haha, actually was the first time we thought of playing shirtless (which we we ended up not doing because then the club would’ve exploded ‘cause of the temperature increase haha!)
How did you choose the tracks for the mix?
Pure improvisation in the moment. We never prepare our setlist. We hate being bound by rules so we just do whatever we think is sweet.
Do you have a favorite track included in the mix?
There’s a new Tunnelvisions track called M.G.M.M in there, it’s one of our favs. Lets see if you guys can spot it.
What three songs do you tend to use in your current sets?
Tunnelvisions - Rain Dance
Summer is just around the corner. Which open airs are you most looking forward to?
We’ve had some crazy shows the last months, one of our highlights was Fusion which was our first time.
What are your near future projects? Are you working on any other projects?
There’s a lot coming up. We both make music non stop, so this has resulted in a new EP that’s coming out on Atomnation this September. Also Ray is working hard with Atomnation on their new sublabel Intercept, make sure to check that out for great music!
(MP3, 320 kBit/s, 1:00:20 Min., 139,7 MB)