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London

What is your name? Where are you from?
A: I'm A and this is D. D's from the UK & I'm from France originally. We both live in London. We have our studio on the outskirts now. It's really inspiring out here.

What do you do?
A: We make electronic music in our band, patten and release on Warp. We not long ago formed a creative group called 555-5555 where we work along with our friend Jane Eastlight more on design, images & video, things like that. This summer we launched an online store too - 555-5555.bleepstores.com. Lots coming soon through that. A while back we started an imprint called Kaleidoscope that we use to spread other people's stuff.

Describe your style in three words?
D: Five five five.

How should your music be listened to?
A: Every possible way is perfect. In love, crashed out, with friends, on headphones, in the car, in the club, staying in, at night, in the sun. We love that it becomes part of other people's lives out there once it's released. That's a big deal for us. It spins you out to think how many different experiences people will end up attaching to your music. It's an amazing thing to us.

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour? 
A: We're definitely at home wherever we happen to be. Touring is such a crazy time, you meet these really amazing passionate people all over the world making these shows happen. We come from a background of playing live a lot, so we're really looking forward to touring this record. We have some very special things planned for live. We're debuting the new show at Corsica Studios here in London on September 28th. It's a whole immersive AV thing with our performance framed by projections, visuals, lighting and a lot of intense programming.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Tricky, Cocteau Twins, Joy Division, Soul 2 Soul, Throbbing Gristle, My Bloody Valentine, Source Direct, Syd Barrett, Scritti Politti, A Guy Called Gerald, PiL, Sade it's an infinite list!

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