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Band of the Week: Liquid Vega

The Parisian double act bonded over Francoise Hardy and French disco records that made way for their seductive electro sound.

Since the two members of Liquid Vega met in Paris one year ago, they have been raising the temperatures of digital electro-pop ambience fans with their peculiar and personal approach to dream, love and seduction through sound. Here is what they have to say about themselves, their future plans and desires, and what it means to the Dazed’s band of the week.

Dazed Digital: How did the Liquid Vega project start?
Vincent: We met at a party late last year in Paris. I remember talking about my love of a lot French music and exalting over Francoise Hardy’s “La Question”, album and some old Jean-Pierre Massiera galactic disco records I’d just discovered.
Genevieve: I remember spilling red wine on Vincent’s white shoes. He still wears them now as a symbol of our relationship…

DD: What are you main influences musically?
Genevieve: Antena and Fleetwood Mac.
Vincent: The Cure’s “Seventeen Seconds”, Art of Noise’s “Moments In Love.” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” played at half speed.

DD: What would you like the listeners to hear and feel when they play your music?
Genevieve: Like they are dancing in an empty discotheque under slow moving lights before slipping out and disappearing into the night…

DD: When playing, what do you look forward the most?
Vincent: The raising of the temperature.
Genevieve: Our own personal after party!

DD: What do you think makes your music unique?
V & G: Mystery. Longing. Intrigue. Seduction. Love. Intimacy.

DD: What are you listening to right now?
Vincent: Loft Classics Vol. 1 & 2 series - a greats series of tracks from the advent of disco they used to play at The Loft in New York in the 1970s. I also discovered some old Stevie Nicks demos on the internet which I’ve been playing a lot recently. And I’ve just got hold of some tracks from Desire which is Johnny Jewel from Chromatics and Glass Candy’s new project.
Genevieve: El Perro Del Mar’s new “Love Is Not Pop” is my favourite album right now, a great link up with Rasmus Hagg of Studio, so beautiful and spacey. And Joyce’s 1976 “Vision Of Dawn” album, a great Brazilian/Parisian classic for the mornings. Heart’s “Dreamboat Annie” LP for the evenings.

DD: What is visual art and photography to you?
Vincent: Right now we’re really inspired by the photos of Neil Krug. His pictures are beautiful dreamlike images using expired 669 Polaroids. We’d love to work with him…

DD: What does it mean to you to be the band of the week?
V & G: H*E*A*R*T*S

DD: What are your up and coming projects?
Vincent: We’re working on creating a set up where we can combine our music with visuals that co-habit the same ideals. A slow peeling of the layers…
Genevieve: We’d like to release an actual record that you can hold in your hands, put on the record deck and dance to. Black wax for Vincent & Genevieve!

DD: If you were not making music, what would you be doing right now?
Genevieve: Feeling so lonesome we could cry…

DD: A lesson learned recently
Vincent: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Eden Ahbez “Nature Boy”.
Genevieve: “Always believe”. And we’re always believers…
Vincent: “In The Night Time, there’s always a right time….”