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CassetteNYC's duo present their epic and emotive new Fleur EP accompanied by a video by Sougwen

After releasing their debut EP, Love Pressure, the New York-based duo Sepalcure began their first European tour alongside a selection of their Hot Flush labelmates at the end of 2010. Now set to release their EP on Scuba's Hot Flush label this January, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma have come a long way since having founded New York's CassetteNYC club night and online mix archive Percussion Lab. Blending dark 2-step, lush electronic sounds and emotive synths, their new Fleur EP is complemented by a beautiful video by Sougwen.

WHAT'S… special about you, then?

Praveen: I'm Indorican.

Travis: I'm related to the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker.

...your worst vice?

Praveen: Cigarettes

Travis: Booze

…the story behind your name?

Praveen: Sepalcure was originally a piece our visual component Sougwen made right before we started the project... 

... your favourite sound?

Praveen: Lowpassed 7th Chords

Travis: Anything that raises the hairs on my arm

...your worst fashion secret?

Praveen: Everything I wore while raving in the late 90s...

Travis: I don't wear underwear

...your favourite website?

Praveen: but I'm biased...


... good for breakfast?

Praveen: A Bloody Mary...

Travis: Dinner the top of your shit list?

Praveen: Don't really have one... Not one for grudges...

Travis: Shit lists

...are you listening to now?

Praveen: New Letherette...

Travis: Gesualdo

How would you describe your work?

Praveen: Loved up, heady and sexy for the dancefloor 

Travis: Healing