First Live – DGTL Festival
It’s the day-D and when we arrived in NDSM before DGTL Festival opened their doors, many thoughts came to the mind: it’s the first time, it’s your moment, will we make mistakes? So many scenarios pops up in your head but the end thought is common for the both of us : We need to make a killer show! First elements are pressed from the MPC, Thomas plays a synth chord that creates a mystical atmosphere, Julien turns on the delay pedal, and the saxophone brings the mystics even further, mic in hand Thomas starts singing along. Familiar faces pop-out of the crowd and then the first kick comes! Badaboum! We feel the smile in the crowd. We usually say “If it begins well, the rest usually flows so naturally just like a timeless wave”. The dome got fuller and fuller and before we knew it, we were closing with a remix of Charles Aznavour, who has a special place in our hearts as it reminds us of our French grandma who taught us how to sing Variété Française.
Live at Burning Man – Mayan Warrior
It was a Wednesday afternoon, MW artcar’s engine started and together with a wave of bikes we began our ride through the desert. With a beautiful shining sun we were slaloming through massive art installations on the playa, getting impressed by the incredible conviviality of the lifeless desert. Julien on the saxophone, Thomas on the piano, we begin our new live set with a remix of Kokoroko we made for that purpose. We feel relaxed.
Parallells & Maalem Omar Hayat – Moga Festival
Working the laptop nearby, Julien occasionally adds the lonely wail of a saxophone, layering a melancholy Vangelis Blade Runner vibe to the proceedings.
The crowd, mainly Moroccan showed their traditional move while keeping a techno dance move edge. You could see and feel how proud everyone was, it was definitely an emotional moment for us
A moment that was actually filmed by Arnaud Moro that you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
8h B2B with Sam Shure – Katerblau Kiosk
Not really a festival but definitely a festival feeling in Katerblau Berlin every week. With all its different rooms and outside areas, Katerblau has been one of our favorite clubs in Berlin for years. One memorable night was our extended set in the, now closed, Kiosk.
We opened the room with our track The Smooth Gardens, which we tried for the first time, and the room filled in no time. Surrounded by wood installations all around, a big tree in the middle of the dancefloor, the crowd started grooving.
After playing for 2 hours, we started a memorable b2b with our best friend Sam Shure. Keeping all our secret weapons, we were surprising and impressing each other and the vibe was just out of this world. This was one month before they closed the kiosk for good, and is also one of the reasons we keep that night as a precious memory. You can listen to the first hours of the set here: https://soundcloud.com/
No picture allowed 😉
Parallells & Band at Westerunie ADE
The most recent festival was in WesterUnie during ADE performing the album with our own band while our dad proudly filmed us from the crowd. Alessandro Mazzieri setting the funky ground on his electric Base, Nicolo Ricci taking us to the moon and back with his tenor Saxophone, Simone Cesarini golden finger making his guitar and the whole crowd weeping with sensual joy. It was a dream come true to be performing our first album !