A quick chat with Floors

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In case you did not know, Floors is a Cape Town based duo that play lush, mood-based electronica. Their rich, organic sound stems from the use of vintage synthesizers and guitars, soulful vocals and a detailed production style.

Their live performance is a highly immersive audio-visual experience combining cutting edge lighting and visuals with a rich and sonically diverse musical backdrop. Their musical style is influenced by a range of different genres including contemporary-classical, jazz, alternative and down-tempo electronica, ambient and folk. The duo consists of Greg Abrahams (on guitars, synths, production and mixing) and Mikhaela Faye (on vocals, synths, pianos and production).

Floors-600x400 A quick chat with Floors

Floors will be playing at Park Acoustics on Sunday. I recently had a quick chat to Mikhaela and Greg about this and a few other things. This is what they had to say…

Where does the name “Floors” come from?

Mikhaela: Greg and I started naming random objects in the studio once. It was like a game of eye-spy with some pretty serious consequences.

Greg: Personally, I think it’s just such a great sounding word.

What are your thoughts on the current state of SA Music?

Greg: There is definitely a shortage of venues, at least in Cape Town, but people are making it work. Finding new places and creating locations and events to make it work.

Mikhaela: There’s a lot more happening than we think, so many talented artists on the grind. I think funding is a big issue for a lot of contemporary musicians that want to bring something new and fresh to their live shows.

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you during a live set?

Greg: Probably having one of our synths get accidentally muted and when we tried to play it, nothing happened. Took me a while to figure out what was up and had to change up the track a bit to keep the flow but it worked out in the end.

Mikhaela: We’ve only played 2 shows so far, I guess that’s pretty funny? Greg’s Juno 60 had a bit of a wobble just before our first show and deleted all of our patches. We later found out that a cat had peed on it at some point.

What can music lovers expect from your set at Park Acoustics?

Greg: We’re bringing something fresh for the Park Acoustics crowd! We’ve been writing new music and might be playing a few new songs that we haven’t played live yet.

Mikhaela: Good, honest music with some visual delights.

I’d like to thank Floors for this interview and I wish them all of the best with their set at Park Acoustics this weekend and their future musical adventures.

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