Interview: 5 minutes with Impure

Electronic duo Impure have just released Connect – an 80’s inspired synth wave EP, masterminded by Kachina’s Rob Sparx and Ini Edwards. The EP is sure to strike a nostalgic chord with fans of 80’s synth pop 90’s leftfield dance music. We chatted to them in the wake of their release for some insight into the project.

Inspiration. Tell us where it comes from.

Life experience, relationships, 80’s & 90’s themes and technology.

Give us the lowdown on your sound.

Bass heavy 80’s inspired synth wave music.

What are the 5 albums that have influenced you the most?

Michael Jackson – Thriller.

Trentemoller – The Last Resort.

Phil Collins – Face Value.

Jean Michelle Jarre – Oxygene.

Prodigy – Experience/Jilted Generation.

Which artists are on your radar?

Childish Gambino – soulful vibes, Prangman – dark bass music great percussion, Paul T & Edward Oberon – dnb pioneers, Disclosure – interesting music tidy production.

Are there any key pieces of equipment that you are using to define your sound?

OB-6, Jupiter, System1, Juno60/clones, Serum, Neumann U-87 mic, Universal Audio soundcards and plugins, Moog Prodigy/Sub37.

What would you say some of the challenges artists face today in the music industry?

Getting noticed, as everyone thinks they’re a producer these days.

What does an average session look like?

We usually create lots of presets and pad sounds and collect a pool of sounds together for a few hours, then start jamming with the sounds. It’s a bit of a random process, but sometimes works great though.

If music wasn’t your chosen path, then?


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