Sinchi & Friends 70 features duo Myrton & Ofofo who have released on Bordello A Parigi, Razor n Tape and Les Yeux Orange. With this feature coming hot off their latest release ‘ Ceremony’ on Multi Culti. Available digitally or in vinyl here. In their own words they connect the dots between disco-funk, world music infused grooves and spacey electro, creating a fresh eclectic fusion. Well we’re big fans of their unique rhythmic style and sure you will be too.
1) Introduce yourself?
O: My name is Sasa Goran Ofofo Crnobrnja born in the previous millennium in Basel Switzerland. Lived also for many years in NY and London.. now based in Paris.
M: I’m Jacek Janiszewski, the Mytron of the team. I have Polish origins, lived in Stuttgart and studied music in Holland. Now residing in South East London.
2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
O: Its been a busy year but highlights has been riding a horse across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
M: There were so many. One funny highlight in Scheveningen: late at night after playing at Zahara. Anne and I were walking through the empty and very quiet streets on a Sunday night, when I spotted above all the rooftops a neon sign on the wall of a hotel, visible for miles, saying ‘Badhotel’.
I couldn’t stop laughing. I hope no one woke up.
3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?
O: Recording and releasing a lot of Mytron & Ofofo records.
4) Which track in the mix is your favourite right now?
O: To me they are all equally good, but since I have to pick one it’s Take Me To The Disco (Instrumental) by Carrie Cleveland.
M: The last one.
5) What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?
O: Track B 2 on the Supermusicbargain by Gloor.
M: Cult Edits 2, B2.
6) What is the last record you bought?
O: 7” by Coral D on Born Free.
M: La Batterie, Let There Be Drums, on Kalahari Oyster Cult.
7) Whats your number 1 go to track of all time?
O: It’s the one that you pick randomly and then everyone goes crazy about it.. it’s like god picked the record.. could be any record really.
M: It’s always so tempting to play the most recent own production.
8) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
O: Disco/Punk/Funk and Reggae.
M: 60s and 70s rock music, and a good bunch of jazz and classical.
9) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?
O: I can’t keep up with the names of dj/producers.
M: Eran Feller, Alonzo, and that guy down the street (77 Pepys Road), I sometimes walk past the house and there’s someone working on music, sounds awesome, but I don’t know who it is. Some day I’ll just ring the bell and ask.
10) What is your favourite Venue or Festival to play at and why?
O: My favourite venue recently was La Station in Paris.
M: I like the Alfresco Disco parties in Bristol a lot. Great locations, so much colour, people dress up in funky stuff. Tells about the open-mindedness. Good fun.
11) Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?
O: I usually check the dance floor, do a couple of spins to get an idea how people will be moving on that surface which gives me a feel for how to play. If the floor is sticky I know its gonna be harder to move or people may just bounce on the spot.
M: Rituals are for insecure pussies. (Or so, I think Lennon said)
12) What is your favourite bit of kit?
O: My laptop.
M: I honestly love all of them. My first proper synth that I’m still using is the Juno60, it taught me a lot about electronic music sounds.
13) What is your favourite film score?
O: Saturday Night Fever.
M: depends on the mood. For nostalgia and cult it’s anything by Oliver Onions. For deeper moments, ‘Mouchette’ by Bresson or ‘Le Mepris’ by Godard. Herzogs ‘Woodcarver Steiner’ has beautiful Popol Vuh work.
14) What is your dream destination?
M: My own modernist house at the beach in a nice, peaceful, warm country, that has artist and recording studios for me and my wife.
15) What makes you smile?
O: Seeing a wild animal.
M: Confucius says: A smartphone is not truly smart until it can make a selfie of itself.