Just signed with record label HE.SHE.THEY, boiish is the rising duo blazing their first year on the scene with original and remixed house hits.
‘Do Too Much’ is boiish’s follow up to their remix of ‘Creme Brulee’ by Kaleena Zanders and Venessa Michaels, and their reimagining of Kesha and Warbel’s ‘since i was young.’ Their latest release is a flirty house track with deep bass, slinky vocal samples, and a bouncy tempo perfect to dance to. They collaborated with Mike Antix on this record and carry on with a steady party vibe.
The Miami based pair were able to answer some questions for FUXWITHIT and talk more about how they started, what inspires them, and how they feel about making music.
You say you started boiish by sharing music at work with each other. Where were you working when you met and what kind of music were you sharing?
We were both working for Ultra Music Festival in different departments, but our desks were right next to each other. We would share everything and anything. Mostly house music, but we both like all genres, so anything from indie dance to downtempo to alternative, throwback hip hop, jam bands, classic rock – you name it.
What inspired you to make music together?
It all happened super organically! We were just hanging out one day after work jamming out for fun, and it came together really nicely and we thought that we should start doing this for real. One year later and we’ve just put out our first label release, ‘Do Too Much’ via HE.SHE.THEY – it’s truly been a dream.
…we both really enjoy singing and try to put at least one original vocal samples in all of our tracks.
What’s your favorite instrument and why?
It’s hard to pick a favorite for us, but we both really enjoy singing and try to put at least one original vocal samples in all of our tracks.
Have you had a passion for music since you were kids or did it happen later?
We’ve definitely both had a passion for music since we were kids. Both of us had taken piano lessons when we were younger, and having the ability to form an ear like that early on in life started to shape not only our ability to not just appreciate music, but to understand it structurally.
You’ve had two big remix hits, ‘When I was Young’ by Wrabel ft. Kesha and ‘Creme Brulee’ by Kaleena Zanders and Venessa Michaels; describe your approach to creating a remix.
Going into remixes we like to take the elements and vocals samples that stick out to us most in each track and then work backwards – we like to question it as “how do we evoke a similar emotion that the original track did, while also putting an original boiish spin on it?”
What is more fun for you, creating original music or remixing?
We love it all! Totally different processes. There’s a certain freedom that comes with starting from scratch, but we also like the challenge of a remix – taking a song that’s a completely different genre and making it new, fresh, and unique.
Our goal is to make people as happy as we are, and to dance as hard as we do, when we listen to our favorite artists. If we can do that, then we’re doing something right.
What has been your biggest inspiration when creating original work?
Outside of our biggest artistic influences, our biggest inspiration is being able to make people dance, which is why the chorus in our first-ever release ‘People Wanna’ goes “The people wanna dance, let the people dance!” Our goal is to make people as happy as we are, and to dance as hard as we do, when we listen to our favorite artists. If we can do that, then we’re doing something right.
In your latest release ‘Do Too Much’ there are a lot of dark, house rave vibes that are pretty irresistible to groove to. What do you think of people who don’t dance at raves?
We don’t think anything of it! I think part of the reason we work so well as a duo is because we only pay attention to what we’re doing, and not what other people are doing. If someone is just there to appreciate the music but is too shy to dance, at least they got out there and they’re enjoying the energy in a way that suits them. Then, it’s our jobs to help them get out of their own head, and get lost in the beat.
How do you feel your music and collaboration has evolved since you first started making music together?
It’s hard to say how, specifically, but it changes and evolves every single day. Every few months we have a day where we look back at some of our WIPs and we’re constantly updating our tracks, reworking our productions based on our ever-evolving sound. Every week, we learn something new production-wise, or we decide we like a specific sound for percussion or bass more, and we’re constantly taking in influences from other tracks we like to further form the boiish sound.
What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
More singles, and more collaborations! We have some tracks in the works that we can’t wait for you guys to hear.
What do you want to use your platform for?
It’s still hard to say specifically this early in our project, but we know we’ll always want to use our voices to push a positive message, and hopefully just find a way to bring positivity to our listeners’ lives.