We are so happy to welcome back the dynamic duo, Georgio Star and Judah Darenville. You might know them under the name Slordig. They played an incredible closing set at Free Your Mind last year and got rated the best set by Guestzone.
This being said, we wanted to get to know them a bit better, so we sought out to interview them. They also made a kick ass promo mix for Free Your Mind. We can't get enough of it!
Check out their interview and promo mix... ENJOY!
Q. If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be and why?
Georgio: 1969, Release of Led Zeppelin II album. Would have loved to see them perform live.
Judah: One year’s music scene,.. I think it would be somewhere around early 80’s and 90’s. Heard all those great stories about all those legendary parties and stuff, would love to have seen it.
Q. Biggest musical influences when you were first getting started?
Georgio: Too much to mention, from Miles Davis to Led Zeppelin to Timbaland to Masters At Work and much more in between
Judah: Same here, it’s too much to tell.
Q. What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
Georgio: Oxia – Domino is definitely one of my favorites. Still gives me goosebumps. I never know if I have to smile or cry with that track.
Judah: While Georgio still figures out whether to cry or to smile, I definitely smile while playing Oxia – Domino, it’s also one of my favourites! But that one track,.. I don’t know, a track I play a lot lately is Wax – 30003 B, it’s groovy, sexy and on-going but at the same time dark and nasty, really like it and it fits multiple atmospheres”.
Q. If you didn’t become a DJ, what do you think you would be doing?
Georgio: I probably do something with events or marketing.
Judah: The same goes for me, big change we would be working together.
Q. Do you have a preference in regards to playing at festivals, clubs or parties? And why?
Georgio: I prefer party’s at special locations, big or small, like old factory’s, abandoned warehouses or tunnels, but when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, I don’t mind playing at a nice festival either ;).
Judah: All those three options have something special in their own way, but if I’d have to choose I would go for the festivals in combination with the parties at secret locations. Few weeks back we played together at an abandoned building in Utrecht and it was bizarre, they had a huge sound-system and people stayed until 9 in the morning just to dance and go all out!
Q. What are you working on this year? Any future plans we can know about?
Georgio: I just signed a new EP to a dope label from the UK and I’m working on an album. I’ve almost finished 6 tracks so it’s on his way.
Judah: Besides graduating for my study I’m also working on new music and there is a lot of new music coming soon!
Q. What are you most looking forward to in regards to playing at FYM?
Georgio: I LOVE playing at Free Your Mind Festival. I’m born and raised in Arnhem so it’s always nice to come back to this city and see all of my friends and family. Last year was my debut, also b2b with Judah, and we received the best set of the day by Guestzone. So that was a pretty nice first time! Really looking forward to get back in that vibe again!
Judah: Exactly the same as Georgio said, we’re both raised in Arnhem so playing at the festivals has something special, it’s a home match. We’re also proud to have the honour of playing on one of the bigger stages on the festival so can’t wait!
Q. You guys played last year at FYM how was it? Favorite part about it?
Georgio: Last year was insane. We had to close the Kornuit Stage and it wasn’t that crowded when we started, so it could go either way. I was actually a bit nervous, but after 20/30 min after we started it started to get more crowded. We played "Oxia - Domino” when the energy and vibe was just right and I had goosebumps from my head to my toes.
Judah: Last year was amazing, we closed the kornuit stage, one of the smaller intimate stages, and the vibe was amazing. As Georgio said; we were quite nervous because it wasn’t that crowded but in the end it was full and people stayed until the end. Favorite part was when we played Oxia – Domino, people started screaming and shouting and jumping, it was insane! It’s amazing when you have some kind of unity with the crowd and it just works out just as you have in mind. We also almost didn’t talk during that set, just a quick look at each other was enough.
Q. The other artists on the stage that you guys will be playing at are:
Judah: so it’s done?
Georgio: yeah it’s over, just as your music hahaha
Judah: Hahaha, this is how it goes when you play together with your best friend, see you guys the 4th of June!
We can't wait, see you guys then!