Q&A : CHPLN

chpln-pic5W’s :

1)Who are you?

Dali, Pippo, CHPLN.

2)What do you do?

We write and produce music.

3)Where do you often create/produce?

In our living room in South London or on the road.

4)When?

Usualy during the day – we prefer sleeping or doing other things at night.

5)Why do you play music?

Somethig tells us to…don’t really know…a kind of natural force!

1)Which track defines you the most?

John Cage 4’33”.

2)Any track of the moment?

Pippo:   It’s the whole Rhye album at the moment for me. There’s something about the vibe…maybe I just wanna make love 😉 No honestly, it’s a beautiful innocent piece of work! Love it!

Dali:  Pharrell William’s “Happy” is giving me a tough time trying to be negative and depressed.

3)What influences your work?

Movies, music & people.

4)Do you consider yourself as an Artist? If so, why?

Yes, because it comes and feels completely natural to work on music and to make music – it’s a part of us!

5)What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

Autodidacts all the way, except Dali’s 10 years of accordeon orchestra experience. Pippo went to uni to study sports science.

6)Favorite designer?

Cathal McAteer (Folk).

7)Favorite Classic movie?

Pippo: The Great Dictator.”

Dali: “Stand by me”.

8)Favorite book?

Pippo: “The Philosophy of Wine”by Bela Hamvas.

9)Favorite word ( that you most overuse)?

Dali: “for example”.

Pippo: “sweet” – by the way Dali, “for example” are two words;-)

10)Favorite music label?

No idea, we haven’t worked with any yet, though XL was always one of our favourites…..

11)Your dream collaboration?

It has to be Prince even if it’s just for learning some dance moves! Would die for it….honestly!

12)What’s your life motto (quote)?

Don’t really have one…

13)Any “mot de la fin”?

We think too much and feel too little.” (Chaplin)

 

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