Dada Life on Miami Show: "You're All Going to Leave Ugly as Hell"
What pairs well with bananas? If your answer is anything but champagne, raucous electro-rage bangers, and two wild and crazy guys from Sweden, then you definitely don't know about that Dada Life.
The duo brings a certain rock'n'roll-meets-Dali atmosphere to their live performances, and by that, we mean the energy is massive and nothing seems to make any sense. In short, they put on one helluva party, and you'd be crazy to miss their complete takeover of the Mana Wynwood Production Village, Saturday, Nov. 23.
We had a little email chat with the bros and tried to get a peek at the method behind their madness. They promised they'd leave Miami lookin' ugly.
Crossfade: What was the conversation that led to the use of the bananas and champagne?
Dada Life: It started with us having it on the rider. It's the perfect combo. Bubbly alcohol and potassium to keep you going. Also a banana stays fresh in the nastiest places.
You guys show a lot of rock 'n' roll influence in your productions, your subject matter and your presentation. How do you see the relationship between rock 'n' roll attitude and modern dance music culture?
It's the same. It's all about finding that energy where everything just explodes.
BTW, did you ever find your vintage '69 Rolling Stones T-shirt? Did you throw that bitch in the pool for losing it?
Haha, yeah it's lost forever...
You guys are known to bring the ruckus. What's the key to getting people to stop worrying about taking selfies and start fucking dancing?
We're just having fun. I think people see that and realize that they want to have fun too.
You seem to have fun with your music and performances, and part of that appears to be about ridiculousness. Do you feel compelled to remind people that dance music is not serious, or do you take it more seriously than you appear?
We have started our own nation ... Isn't that really serious?! We're also always serious when it comes to the music being created.
What's the most important Rule of Dada?
Don't trust us.
I heard you released 39 versions of "Born to Rage" for 39 different countries. Isn't that kind of cheating? What do I have to do to get my own personalized version?
Win one! Check borntorage.com for details. Competition ending soon though so hurry up!
Have you ever had a Spinal Tap moment where you played the wrong country's version at a show?
Not yet. But it's bound to happen.
For this upcoming showcase, how much control do you have over the design and transformation of the space? What's your vision? Can you give us any impressive specs to whet our appetite?
The vision is to create Dada Land, complete with tough immigration and then all the fun when you're finally inside the borders.
Anything else you'd like to say or mention to the people of Miami before we enter the world of Dada?
People in Miami are into beauty a lot. That's great because you're all going to leave ugly as hell!
Dada Life Compound with Tritonal, Henry Fong and more. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Mana Production Village, 318 N.W. 23rd St., Miami. Ages 18 and up. The party starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $42 to $125 via ticketfly.com. Call 305-305-5474 or visit manawynwood.com.
Follow Kat Bein on Twitter @KatSaysKill.
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