If you’re anywhere in or around the L.A. area tomorrow night, chances are good you’ll feel the reverberations emanating from Exchange as Noisia, Dieselboy, and Downlink pound the Bassrush faithful into submission. On the eve of their arrival, Noisia’s Nik, Martijn and Thijs found time to answer four of our most burning questions.
What’s the hardest lesson you’ve ever learned? How did it make your life easier—or more difficult?
It’s pretty weird realizing somewhere along the way that the thing you set out to do, because you were really into it as a teenager, ended up becoming the thing that defines a huge part of your life. It’s not easy staying true to what you believed in from the start, and it’s easy to get caught up in pragmatic thinking when you’ve seen how the music world works. But at the same time, it’s a huge badge of honor, of course, to be able to say that you chased your dreams and are still doing so.
To whom do you owe an apology?
To people we wrongfully cut off in traffic. To Konflict for sampling a break of theirs for our first release. (Never again!) To the world for not winning the World Cup. Leonardo da Vinci, because we’ve been playing Assassin’s Creed. Also because his name is on so many Italian restaurants; he must have been quite the cook!
What do you remember about your first kiss?
Thijs: It was smoky and dark. Her name was Cornelia Fluitmossel.
What’s your drink of choice?
Right now it’s White Russians, but soon we will explore the spectrum of mixes possible with the magic that is Rivella Light. We can’t wait!
This article originally appeared on Insomniac.com.