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 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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