A Minute with Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe
By Victoria Stevens, August 18th, 2011
A: In terms of electronic music, some of the early founders like Kraftwerk have a big influence on us. The idea of catchy melodies over repetitive rhythms is such an important part of dance music. You have a natural momentum that builds, not just in the music, but in the room, that momentum allows us to have more freedom when adding strings to our show. Modern classical composers Shostakovich and Ravel have also influenced a lot of the strings; both composers play off of beautiful melodies against dissonant harmonies and crazy rhythms.
Q: What’s your favorite or least favorite aspect of the music industry in the age of the internet?
A: Accessibility. The fact that the anyone, no matter where they are or how old they or who they know, can make music, upload it to the internet and have a thousand people hear it one day is incredible. It opens the door to both better and worse music, it’s up to us to weed out the crap, but we think good music will always find its way to the top.
Q: Where was the best show you’ve played so far?
A: Playing inside the Louvre before Janet Jackson is probably on the top of our list.
Q: Who would you most like to tour with?
A: There are so many talented lady artists out there right now, beth ditto, robyn, florence, rye rye, la roux… touring with any of them would be dreamy.
Q: Do you do Karaoke? if so, what’s your song?
A: Mia- Lola by the Kinks
Caitlin- I am woman by Helen Reddy
Photo by Victoria Stevens