Merk & Kremont is a young & energetic Italian Electro- & Progressive House duo. They have released tracks on prestigious record labels such as Size, Spinnin, Revealed & Protocol and they are best known for their latest chart-topping hit record “Get Get Down” which counts 2 Million views on YouTube. These artists from Milan have garnered the support of not only fans but also their fellow producers including Steve Angello and Nicky Romero. Another supporter of Merk & Kremont is prominent Dutch producer Fedde Le Grand.
How did you guys get your start in electronic music? How did you become a partnership?
We started our career in electronic music a long time ago, when we were both sixteen but we met and we actually started to produce music together back in 2011 when a mutual friend of ours, who also gave us the first basic information necessary to produce music, introduced us to each other in Merk’s Studio. From that time we decided to start a vocal track together. We liked each other passion toward music and from then we continued to collaborate on every new record.
You play and produce Electro House & Progressive House. How would you describe your own music, what is distinct about it?
We’re trying to develop a personal style of house music, a mixture between funky house and bouncy electro house. What makes it special is that we spend a lot of time trying to make our basslines sound catchy and original.
You are from Milan – the second-most populous city in Italy. What can you tell us about clubbing and nightlife there? Do you have any nightlife related suggestions for first-time visitors?
Milan is a very cool city right now, we have a lot clubs and a lot of emerging djs/producers. If it’s your first time you definitely want to go to Fabrique.
What were the best and the worst gigs you ever played and what were the funniest things that occurred during any of your performances?
Every gig has its own beauty, we’ve played in front of three people and still had fun!
What do you like to include in your sets? How do you cater for different scenes?
We love to experiment a lot with new tracks in our sets, we play at least three or four tracks every time and it is always nice to see the reactions. As we said, our sets are mostly based on tracks that feature lot of energy and intense grooves – so that’s what you should expect!
What are your plans for the rest of the year and further in the future?
To produce, to produce, to produce and so on…