Frederic Möring-Sack and Christian Jonquieres aka Piemont have been releasing music under a number of names on their own labels, Suchtreflex and Plumbum since 2007. Because of their unique sound and their addictive sets and productions, they have won a big fan base and international recognition. Read the following interview to find out more about them!
Our names are Chris and Frederic but you might know us as Piemont.
We were born in Sweden and Hamburg and grew up in Hamburg.
In our childhood our idols were Falko and Jacko, because of the funk-ness in the music!
We met in 1995 at a Party at the Hamburg elbe beach and played some guitar sessions at night. In 1998 we decided to hook up and start making music together. Since then we changed our band name 10 times.
One of the best gigs we played was at Bar25. It was so much fun to play at this legendary venue and to be part of the incomparable atmosphere. One of the best gigs we have been to was Chemical Brothers Live at Hurricane 1998. We loved punk rock.
Now we live in Hamburg with no ambition to leave this place. We meet every day and hang out at our studio and our favorite coffee place.
We sometimes argue when Chris starts to play his notorious euro-dance chords, but then Frederic turns off the power and we usually leave to the pub.
We enjoy Rock ‘n Roll and sometimes we dig pure silence a lot. We can spend hours searching for new soundscapes. One of our favorite places to visit is Hamburg’s riverside, because you can watch the lovely illuminated harbor.
On weekdays we are getting ready for the weekends and on weekends we usually are not at home.
Our favorite songs at the moment are all songs from Röyksopp’s Senior album.
Some films we watched lately and liked was Back to the Future – all Parts.
The last series we watched and loved was Tatort.
We are very inspired by our youth.
Our dream is to keep doing music the next 30 years.
Our worst nightmare was when our laptop hard disc crashed during a gig.
We love broad-mindedness and hate Resident DJs playing 135Bpm tracks to “warm up” the crowd.
We are addicted to the Swedish smokeless tobacco called Snus, we just cannot stop dancing.
We get totally fucked up, when we listen to today’s soulless guetta-ish pop productions at commercial radio stations.
Local Suicide reminds us of something that we have never experienced before.
Tomorrow we start to hide easter eggs.
Next month we will dance in Paris, Vienna and Berlin.
Next year we will start producing our third studio album.
In 10 years we hope to become organic farmers somewhere in the south of France.
If we weren’t a band, we would be organic farmers somewhere in the south of France.
If our lives were a Hollywood movie, John Travolta and John Travolta would have the main roles, because we are into dancing. If we were a car, we would be a Citroën 2CV .
If we were an animal, we would be a gazelle.
If we were a drug ,we would be adrenaline.
If we were an invention, we would be electron tube.
If we were an object, we would be a rocking chair.
If we could date ourselves, we would play a Barry White record.
If we could play with anyone it would be Buena Vista Social Club.
We would like to collaborate with Röyksopp.
If we had only one wish, it would rather be to meet Bob Moog than Steve Jaw-bs.
We would never produce Usher, because Guetta took our job.
Our word of advice to the reader would be: In the past the future was (always) better.
Listen to their latest EP Swung:
a bunch of their marvelous remixes:
and their April mix:
Watch their video for “Managua“: