So you two met in high school - who was the ladies man back then?
Quincy. We both grew up in a little village in the Netherlands. Quincy's curly hair was something not many people had so that was a big advantage for him.
A gift and a curse, I imagine. Now have you quit your 'day jobs'?
We didn't have a real 9 to 5 job at the time. Thomas earned his money by Dj'ing in several clubs, while Quincy earned his money by playing the piano at several locations. We still do this, but now we can do it together!
So some genuine talent! Now who's the better dancer?
Quincy is the better dancer. His Caribbean roots gave him no choice haha and more suave ;-)
Will either of you be jumping off the decks during your live shows?
We would both do that for sure!
Tell us about Interstellar Label - what's the connection there?
We were just chilling in the studio and we saw a song on Instagram. It was sponsored by Interstellar and we really liked the song. We've listened to some of their releases and thought that it would be a great match for our music. We'd found their e-mail adress, mailed some songs over and their response was amazing. They really loved the music and already had favourites and a great music plan. Within a week we had a meeting with Shirin & Robin and after that moment we knew that we would love to work with them. Now we've got a label deal with Interstellar and a Publishing deal with Universal thanks to that 1 sponsored song on Instagram!
Crazy! Ok, most entertaining person you follow on Instagram?
Quincy: I really love dad jokes. The play on words and just the dry humor really gets me all the time. So I'll go for @dadsayjokes
Thomas: @lazarbeamyt He's a Youtuber and I think is really funny.
Who is the vocals on Naughty Boy? What's the connection there?
It's a friend of ours! Her name is Demi Dean and she worked together with Thomas’ girlfriend. She gave us the golden tip to look her up. We've listen to some of her videos and after that we got in touch. She came over to the studio were we played the track for her. She loved the music so after that Quincy started singing the melody and the lyrics. She really loved them as well and after that we've recorded the song.
You're only one track in... would you say "Naughty Boy" captures your sound?
You could say that a flute alongside the type of beat is something that captures our sound, but we love to put in live instruments. In most of our songs we've got live piano, bass & guitar, that you'll definitely hear in our upcoming releases! That alongside the vocals that we always write ourselves would really capture our sound.
Who is your dream collaboration?
This is a real hard one... There are two people who come directly to mind; Calvin Harris & Pharrel Williams, but we're going for Calvin Harris. The way he produces his music, also writes vocals and always comes up with something fresh is exactly what we're aiming for.
Dream venue to play a show?
Thomas: Tomorrowland. It's the sickest party I've ever been to. The Mainstage and everything around it is just insane.
Quincy: Sziget. I went five times to this festival and it really captured my heart. It's one of my biggest dreams to rock the Mainstage there as 2CRE8. I saw all the big artist there and only imagining 2CRE8 up there gives my goosebumps.
Ya, that looks alright… What's the last show / concert you went to?
Favourite non-EDM artist?
We've decided to go for people who are still making music nowadays
Thomas: I like artist like Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, but if I think vocally Adele is the best.
Quincy: I'd really love artist like Khalid, Bazzi, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and so many more, but if I had to choose one I'd go for The Weeknd
Thanks for your time, gentlemen. Best of luck in the future! We’ll keep an eye out for you on the Main Stage.