YOOKiE is an electronic duo that is quickly rising in the charts. With tracks like “After All” (feat. Jinzo), “Chango,” and “Shockwave” with Far Too Loud, they are a force to be reckoned with. The dynamic electronic duo continues to break barriers within multiple genres and showcase their exemplary dynamism and versatility in electronic music. We had the opportunity to get some insight on who their inspirations are, their most memorable performance (it really wreaks), and how the SLANDER, Zach Sorgen and YOOKiE collaboration for “One Life” came about.
How did the SLANDER and YOOKiE collaboration come about?
Basically, it just happened. The idea just came and we hit up SLANDER to work on it with us. We were sitting on this idea for a while and this type of sound is very different from our normal stuff. We’re used to making heavy bangers, and this is more pretty and melodic. We knew SLANDER had that whole side to them with their heaven trap sound so we sent it to them. They got the vocals on it, polished it up, and now it’s where it is.
Where did you draw the inspiration for “One Life?”
The Chainsmokers, Bassnectar, Louis The Child, Flume. But we get inspired by a lot of stuff. We get inspired by going out and hanging out, the sun hitting our faces. There’re just so many things that inspire us.
Spinnin’ Records is one of the most prolific electronic music labels in the game. Tell us a little bit about what it’s like to working with them.
We respect Spinnin’ Records and all of their artists and everything they’ve done for electronic music. It’s cool working with a label of that stature, and releasing ‘Chango’ with them was pretty dope. We got a lot of exposure from that, and now I think ‘One Life’ on there is going to be amazing. Their promo list is fire too.
New genres are unveiled continuously. What is one genre that you feel doesn’t receive as much recognition as it should?
Be-bop and hard-bop circa 1950. 1920’s swing too.
Who is an artist, DJ, producer, or band you’d like to collaborate with?
What is your most memorable moment performing?
I thought I shit my pants on stage but I realized I just released a sick, rancid fart that lingered for 30 minutes. Then after the set was over, I had to run to the bathroom to check. I didn’t – it was just a really bad fart. That happened in San Diego and usually we have a routine of how we unplug and take all of our things after a set. But this time Anthony just left and screwed up the way things go, and we ended up leaving our headphones with the production manager.
Growing up, who were some of your biggest musical inspirations?
Jimi Hendrix, Blink 182, Primus, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Crazy Frog (really fucked with them for a while), Slipknot, Jennifer Lopez, The Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Linkin Park, Ludacris, Eminem, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, did we mention J-Lo?
What is your favorite song you’ve ever written and why?
It’s tough to pick just one, they’re all kind just like our children. How can you have a favorite? But if we HAD to pick just one it would probably be “SUBS” It was a track that we had a specific sound in our heads and executed it as accurately as we possibly could have. We translated that idea into reality. It was a song that just came out so easily for us.
YOOKiE and SLANDER’s “One Life” (feat. Zach Sorgen) is now available. Give it a listen.