RouteNote Exclusive Interview: More Plastic

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More Plastic are an EDM duo formed by brothers Mathias Vasiliadis and Marco Vasiliadis. Growing up in Denmark both brothers shared a love for music and after gaining a reputation for their individual talent as dj/producers, inside and out of Denmark, they came together to make music as More Plastic.
The brothers started making music in 2013 and since then have gained a loyal following of EDM fans. More Plastic just released their latest track ‘Don’t Stop (Under Pressure)‘, a more experimental track to previous endeavours that is as brilliant as it is unique.
We asked More Plastic some questions about making music together as brothers, who their idols are and what they have planned for the next year.

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How did you both get into music and start creating it together?

Marco: We grew up in a musical family which led us to download our first program, Virtual DJ. The more we played with it, the more we liked having our hands in the making of music. We got a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) from one of our friends, which was FL Studio, and since we both loved it we started creating music together.

Mathias: Well I started working with music when I was around 10 years old, Marco was 6 then. I got my first DJ equipment when i was 12 (two CDJ 400 turntables and a DJM 400 mixer) from our father. My father was living off of being a DJ when he was young so I guess it was in the blood.

I started making mashups/mixes and then I started making contacts and found out very fast I didn’t like mainstream music. Then I fell in love with happy hardcore, hard dance. When I was around 16 and my brother about 12 I started producing and he wanted to learn to, and became very good, very fast! Our father and mother always supported us and helped us the right way.

We started as Amateus & El Greko but when people started telling us that we had talent we wanted to make a duo but had no ideas. One day my brother was in Thailand and I was home in Denmark. He sent me a SoundCloud link to an artist – “More Plastic”. I loved them, their tracks were sick. Some weeks later he told me that he was More Plastic. I loved the name and we started taking music more seriously and releasing music as More Plastic.

Did you learn from teachers or from teaching yourselves?

Marco: Ourselves – Help is very important but at the time we learned everything by videos and just trying it out.

Mathias: We learned DJing from our father and producing by ourselves. Our father always tried to help us with our tracks but we never went to production lessons.

If you had to choose just one of your own tracks that you are most proud of, which would it be?

Marco: Shadows

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Mathias: That’s so hard haha. Well I’m very proud of our new track – Don’t Stop – cause it’s something different and not close to what we usually make. But the track I’m most proud of must be Warriors. Not because I think it’s our best track, but because I think we found our style and did it good!

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What’s your favourite piece of equipment to make music with?

Marco: Our keyboard (m-audio keyrig 49) and our studio monitors (yamaha HS80M)

Mathias: Our computer, I don’t need anything else. On there I use FL Studio and Sylenth 1.

If you could choose anyone, past or present, to collaborate with – who would you choose?

Marco: It’s no secret that we would love to collaborate with our idols – Snails & Botnek.

Mathias: It would be a dream to collaborate with Snails & Botnek, and KSHMR. That would be the biggest dream!

What do you enjoy the most about making music?

Marco: The whole feeling of it, we love trying something different and work a lot on the atmosphere and how the song comes out.

Mathias: Wow that’s a hard question. I always loved music and can’t imagine a world without it. I don’t care if it’s EDM, country, disco, rock. Music inspires me, it helps me get through the day. I really don’t think i can answer the question any other way.

If you were stuck on a desert island and could take 2 tracks each what would you both take?

Marco

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Mathias

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Mathias also chose ‘Pump This’ by Snails & heRobust – you can see how these brothers get on so well.

What are your plans for the next year?

Mathias & Marco: Keep releasing music to the people following us, get our first gig as More Plastic, collaborate with some idols and play at a festival!

What advice would you give for any other aspiring musicians/djs/producers?

MarcoKeep working. Always make what you feel like making and not what everyone else is making. Everything is not about fame but about talent, so take your time and read/play/study music all that you can.

Mathias: If you really love what you are doing don’t rush yourself. Don’t make something you don’t want to because it’s more popular or there’s a bigger chance for you to get out there. Do what you love, the way you want it and it will pay off in the end!


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Listen to More Plastic’s latest track ‘Don’t Stop (Under Pressure):

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