The brothers Lars and Sven aka Monkey Safari grew up in Halle/Saale in Eastern Germany. In the past years they became something like the house-ambassadors of their home town. With running the famous Charles Bronson club, their music label What! What! Records, and producing/DJing more and more successfully they built up their status in the house/techno world. On Friday they released their debut album ‘Happy Body Music‘ (which you can stream below) via Groove Attack. We asked them to answer our cloze:
Our names are Lars and Sven, but you might know us as Monkey Safari. We were born in Halle/Saale and grew up in Halle/Saale. In our childhood our idols were The Doors, Fatboy Slim, AC/DC, Gang Starr and…., because we love good music.
We met in Halle East at our Home. In the early years we decided to make music together. Since then we are DJs, Producers and also just musiclovers.
One of the best gigs we played was at the Pratersauna in Vienna. It was so much fun jumping in the pool and djing at the same time. One of the best gigs we have been to was Hurricane 2006. We loved Sigur Rós.
Now we live in Halle/Saale with our friends and family. We meet every day in our gallery and studio and talk about nerd things. We sometimes argue when we´re in the same hotelroom and the other is snoring the whole night, but then we punch each other till we´re very tired and fall asleep.
We enjoy Cuba Libre, Vodka with apple juice and separate hotelrooms a lot. We can spend hours with djing and drinking. One of our favorite places to visit is the morning toilet with coffee and cigarettes, because we´re humans.
On weekdays we work hard and on weekends we usually work still harder. Our favorite songs at the moment are on Happy Body Music. Some films we watched lately and liked was Scott Pilgrim.
We are very inspired by worldmusic. Our dream is to being a part in one Simpsons episode. Our worst nightmare is being not a part in a Simpsons episode.
We love to play long sets and hate to play short sets. We are addicted to Cuba Libre & Vodka apple juice, we just cannot stop drinking and smoking.
We get totally fucked up, when we played a 14 hours set last summer at the Charles Bronson.
Local Suicide reminds us of a great party.
Tomorrow we´ll see what happens. Next month start the festival summer. Next year one of us will be become thirty years old. In 10 years we hope the business didn´t kill us.
If we weren’t brothers, we wouldn’t be such a good DJ Team. If our lives were a Hollywood movie, Obelix and Obelix would have the main roles, because Mel Gibson and Danny Glover would be too expensive. If we were a car, we would be a 4×4 offroad whatever. If we were an animal, we would be a Marsipulami.
If we were a drug ,we would be a big muffin. If we were an invention, we would be a perpetuum mobile. If we were an object, we would be a nice couch and a big flat tv. If we could date ourselves, we wouldn’t have to change.
If we could play with anyone it would be Jim Morrison.
If we had only one wish, it would be very hard because we´re two guys.
We would never say never, because life´s too short.
Our word of advice to the reader would be to make love not burger.
Stream: Monkey Safari – Happy Body Music (Preview)
Stream: Monkey Safari – Fat Papa 12″ (Preview)
Video: Monkey Safari – Bookeyman