Get To Know: Lemaitre

Lemaitre is an electronic producing pair rising from Oslo, Norway who are ready to take the electronic music scene by storm with their recent release Relativity by Nite.

Released in early September, the Norwegian duo has been promoting the collection of club edits, remixes and instrumentals.

The year 2013 has been quite a success for Lemaitre, with their "unique brand of funk-inspired electronica" landing them festival slots around the world, as well as sell-out shows and performances. They have reached number one on the iTunes dance chart in the United States and Canada, as well as in the top ten in countries across Europe.

They have collaborated with big names in the industry including Madeon, Netsky, Porter Robinson and Camo & Krooked.

The guys of Lemaitre are now gearing up and preparing to perform at Stereosonic in five cities across Australia from the end of November to early December. Alongside will be huge names including Calvin Harris, Boys Noize, David Guetta, Alesso, Empire of the Sun - among many others.

Empty Lighthouse had the opportunity to talk about current and upcoming plans and releases for the guys - read further and get to know the Norwegian electro-duo Lemaitre.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: How did you get your start in electronic music?
LEMAITRE: We both played a little bit in bands before we started making music on computers, but being able to do everything yourself with the freedom to make basically everything in any sonic landscape you can imagine was much more fun.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: Who do you consider your musical influences?
LEMAITRE: We are of course inspired by a lot of electronic music like R?yksopp, Daft Punk and Justice that we grew up with. We take a lot of them everywhere.

Old funk and soul like Quincy Jones and Roy Ayers, drum and bass producers like Noisia, classical music like Eric Satie and hip-hop producers like DJ Premier, Peter Rock and J Dilla.

There is stuff to learn everywhere and from everyone.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: In spare time, who are some bands and artists you listen to?
LEMAITRE: Toro y Moi, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Flume, Kavinsky, Beach House, The Strokes, Phoenix, Air, James Blake, SBTRKT - just a few off the top of my head, but it changes all the time.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: What has been your most memorable touring experience or memory?
LEMAITRE: When we played Roskilde Festival last summer, we were thrilled that there was expected to be as many as 3000 people.

We were pretty blown away when 15,000 people turned up to the concert.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?
LEMAITRE: It would be amazing to do something with The Strokes or Kendrick Lamar.

Both artists we admire and it would be fun to work with someone outside of our genre.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring with you?
LEMAITRE: A solar powered computer with internet, Gordon Ramsey to hunt and prepare animals, and a towel.

EMPTY LIGHTHOUSE: What are your upcoming plans in regards to touring, recording and releases?
LEMAITRE: We are recording new stuff now that will be released as soon as the time is right. We are performing at Fabric in London on November 20th and three dates in the Netherlands before we head down to Stereosonic (in Australia).

Then we are moving to LA at the start of next year to record more stuff and hopefully tour a little around the US. That's all we really know for now.

Lemaitre's new EP Relatively By Nite is out now, with remixed tracks of their own as well as remixes by some brilliant artists including Louis La Roche, Ghosts of Venice and Fehrplay.

Be sure to check out the duo at http://www.lemaitremusic.com and stay tuned for more news and tour dates from the dudes in the US in the coming new year!