How did you three met and how was the beginning of your collaboration?
It’s actually quite a funny story. In the summer of 2019 I (Backhaus) got a phonecall from Bow Miller. He invited me to dj with him and Carbalido at a small cafe next to the club Culturebox in Copenhagen. At that time we had never played together, and we actually didn’t know each other that well – but we shared the same passion for deep and slow house music… It was a hot summer night, so there weren’t any guests at all almost – only two I think, and a bartender, but it actually turned out to be one of our best gigs, because of the connection between us. We have all played individually for more or less 15 years, and for the first time for the three of us, we found our soulmates musically. We had an extremely good night and lucky for us, the booker from the club next door was there, and booked us straight away for the week after. After playing at the club, from 11 pm – 9am, we looked at each other saying: ’we need a name for ourselves’ – and from that moment Angebot was founded.
Tell us a memory about your first festival experience
The first festival we went on together was Garbicz in Poland. That was so amazing! We had a great time there and met a lot of amazing people.That whole festival was one of the nicest experiences that year! It’s hard to put into words how much magic comes out from that polish wood – we were filled with so much good music and perfect energy afterwards.
How did you get in touch with electronic music?
Individually, for the three of us, electronic music started way back in the late 80’s with Depeche Mode, later on Massive Attack, Portishead and Kruder & Dorfmeister etc.. But our passion for the kind of vibe and music genre that Angebot is all about, also started individually back in 2014-15ish, which at that time felt like a totally new world opening up… That whole vibe, with dragging slow-mo beats, that wants to go forward is to us, a really nice and hot combination. Dj’ing that genre hasn’t really worked for us separately here in Copenhagen. Not sure why, but it probably has something to do with timing. Angebot was born at the right time. No one else in Copenhagen did what we did at the time on our home turf. Be Svendsen was out of town that day :)
Do you have any advice to young musicians that are approaching the world of music production?
Don’t do it – get an education J seriously, get an education – you can do both. But in general, follow your gut feeling in everything that you do. You can’t go wrong. If you have a burning desire of becoming a musician or a dj – jump right in to it. There is so much perfect and free online help out there, that were not there when we ’grew up’ – so do it. Just do it. Ask your local DJ – everyone wants to help out. We hope. If not call us :)
How did you choose your project’s name?
Actually we didn’t give it that much thought, but we have all been traveling several times in Germany, and angebot is a very used word there, because of its meaning. It means offer/sale. We always liked the sound of it. It kinda suits well in your mouth. So it was more that, than the actual meaning…which also makes perfect sense now. And then
we have a lot of free promo everywhere in Germany :)
Could you describe the process you go through in producing your music?
We get a lot of inspiration from listening to all kinds of genres of music. The three of us are kinda old, or at least up therewith age, and we have experienced a lot of stuff from traveling, having kids etc; all those things added up, makes your horizon go further. Meaning that we can listen to a nice authentic South-American tune, and straight thinking: ’This vibe is awesome, let’s work something out from this’ and then hook up in the studio and taking it from there. It’s all about trying different things out and suddenly you have a nice loop to work out from.
You got a totally free afternoon. What would you do?
If it’s in the summertime we would go straight under one of the central bridges in Copenhagen, where there is a nice winery, and share a bottle of wine. If it’s like a day today, we hook up in our mutual flat in Copenhagen and listen to music, chatting and dreaming about a world with no corona over a cup of tea.
Do you have something that you always bring with you during your travels?
We always bring the slippers and the housecoats we stole from the last hotel we stayed on J
What are you looking forward to the most at Shankra Festival Sri Lanka 2022?
We are looking so much forward to feel the vibe, the island, the music and being together with a lot of wonderful people.
A special message to the Shankra Family!
Thanks for having us, and giving us this beautiful opportunity to be able to share our vibe and music with you.
We can’t wait to meet you all.