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LABELS: YELLOW TAIL / BLUFIN / FREAK IN RECORDS / SOUND OF COLOGNE

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Biography

Ernst & Werner, das sind die DJs und Produzenten Andreas Ernst und Fabian Werner.
Andreas veröffentlichte 2012 seine ersten EPs „Jetzt wirds Ernst“ und „Swing“ auf dem Wiesbadener Label Freakstar.

Im Jahr 2013 folgten dann weitere EPs auf den Audio Safari, Yellow Tail und Weplayminimal! Weitere Release bei Yellow Tail sind bereits fest geplant! Als fester Bestandteil der Rock Inc. Familie hat er schon so manche Party mit seinen packenden Sets gerockt.

Fabian, als Produzent elektronischer Musik bis dato noch ohne Releases, hat als DJ ebenfalls schon so manche Tanzveranstaltung beschallt. Der Sensor Club, das Artheater und das Kunstwerk sind nur einige Locations in denen er zum Tanzen bewegte. Kennengelernt haben die beiden sich eher zufällig im sozialen Netzwerk. Nach dem ersten Treffen war klar: Die gehören zusammen! Seither kreisen viele Gedanken darum, gemeinsam aufzulegen und produzieren.

Im August 2013 war es dann so weit: Aus Andreas Ernst und Luís Noli wurde Ernst & Werner.
Das Debut als Ernst & Werner gab es am 10. Oktober 2013 bei der Boombox Radio Show, das erste Release, die IN & OUT EP, kam im Februar 2013 auf Yellow Tail und als Auskopplungen auf Samplern von BluFin und Sound of Cologne.

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Interview

Hello Ernst & Werner! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Fabian (Werner): Heyhey, everything’s good, thanks for asking. Just chillin’ and hanging around a little today.
Andreas (Ernst) Hey! Everything fine today! Just playing with my Kids and enjoying the time together with my Family!

Please tell us a bit about your latest and upcoming releases!
Fabian: Our last release came out about 2 weeks ago on Audio Safari. A remix for Bara Bröst from Berlin together with our buddy Maurice Deek. Great one. Upcoming releases? There are a few at the moment: A remix for DISCASE on Mirabilis Records, another remix for Matthias Horn on Habitat Records and last but not least our track “Rain” that will come out on the 10 years BluFin compilation next month. That’s all, isn’t it, Andi?

Andreas: No, that’s not all! We are planning our new EP! We would like to release a EP on Weplayminimal. So we are working on this Tracks…

Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
Fabian: I think we received the best feedback so far for our Birds EP on Audio Safari that came out on…when was it again, Andreas? A big thing was to be played by a – in Asia – well known Indonesian Djane. We still are in contact with her and are planning b2b podcasts and a remix for her.

Andreas: Yeah! The Birds EP came out in November 2014! I think the Remix for Crcksn was really cool too. Got a lot nice Feedbacks for this Work and its one of the Track I really like to play by myself.

When did you meet each other and when did you decided to start a producer and dj team together?
Fabian: We “met” first time on facebook. Our first “live date” was in 2011. I invited Andreas to play a gig with me at Artheater in Cologne. A few months later Andreas decided to stop his career. In 2013 I had the idea to start a duo project but didn’t know with whom. Then Andi and I messed about a few ideas and decided at least to start “Ernst & Werner”.

Andreas: We are Brother in Music, we have the same love for cool Music! And it’s a lot of Fun working together. And I am really happy with the decision to do this Project!

Ernst is also a singer, or? Does he always doing the vocals or what’s his part when you produce together?
Fabian: Andi a singer? Only if the vox-channel is muted. I recorded Vocals for a few of our tracks. I’m not a great singer but we both thought it sounded good. Nevertheless we’re looking for a real singer.

Andreas: If I would sing, you could use our Music as weapon! Fabian is the Singer and we recorded some Vocals! In our Track “Just get over it” it is his Vocals for example!

What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
Fabian: Hahaha, funnily our first gig. We had to play an 8 hour set on a side floor at Artheater Cologne. We wondered why the bar wasn’t staffed and why there were only three people dancing on the floor. About 4 hours later someone came over to us, I think it was the owner of the club, and asked us what the hell we’re doing. During our conversation it came out, that the floor we played on for 4 hours wasn’t booked for the night. All in all a funny night, especially because the “crowd” freaked out several times.

Andreas: It was sooooo funny! HAHHAHAHHA
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Fabian: 5 gigs? Haha, just kidding. I guess we had about 8 gigs so far, but it’s hard to rank them in a TOP 5. The Artheater gig was great, the one on Ruhr in Love last year was it, too. Andi, what do you think?

Andreas: You forgot our gig at Dee2! Dee2 is a little Club in Siegen and I think you wouldn´t find it, if you don’t know where it is. BUT this little Club is soooo cool! Playing there was a lot of fun!
Ruhr in Love is allways funny! I played at the Streetparade in Zürich and this was just amazing!!!
We hope for more Bookings to come! We need more Storys to tell, for interviews like this! 😀

What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Fabian: Mine are “Unfinished business” by Detroit Swindle and “Around the bane” by Noir & Haze, the Noir Mashup. A track that I think is our mutual favourite is “Vacaciones en Chile” by Ilario Alicante.

Andreas: WOW, Do you know: “We are in the Club” From Burgerman M.in and his Body Yost Koen? I love this Track!!! 😉 Our “Play House” remix works very good on the Dancefloor too!
“Psyjack” by Sidney Charles and “Don’t Tell Me What To Do (Counrad Remix)” by Ilario Liburni works everytime!
But my alltime Favorite is “Rose Rouge (Spiller Remix)” by St Germain!

Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Thanks for having us!

PLAYLIST:
Bara Bröst feat. Sean Bradford – Play House (Maurice Deek, Ernst & Werner Remix)
Chris Garcia – Object (Wade Remix)
Huxley – Tendered Mess
Larry Cadge – Attitude (Dub Mix)
Mihai Popoviciu, Markus Homm – Terminal
Hector – Haunted
Larry Cadge – Message 8. Miguel Lobo – Vamonos Pest
Lauhaus – Dust Devil
Sebastian Porter – Jazzil 6 a.m.
M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade – Home (Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Interstellar Mix)

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