LAB4 have been quiet for the last few years but they are poised to take the hard dance scene by storm once again with a come back album and tour. REMEDY took a moment to step in and ask them a few questions in-between rehearsals...
REMEDY: Thank you so much for your time I know you?re very busy.
LAB4: No problem.
REMEDY: You have both graced a REMEDY stage before as solo artists but never together, are you excited about the chance to finally bring Lab4 to REMEDY after your break from it?
LAB4: Yes definitely! It's always fun to go out and do your own thing and also good to try different ideas and directions but when you have been involved in something as big and long running as Lab4, you always have that feeling of, 'wow what would this be like with the full Lab4 show'
REMEDY: It was good to see you guys meet up with Proteus for your first night back ? he?s also a regular at REMEDY - It must have felt like old times, but does the come-back feel like home or has the scene changed in any way for you?
LAB4: Both really... some gigs have been loads of friends form back in the 90's and some of the big shows have been playing to what feels like 90% new crowds. Both are fun and exciting but it is really great to get a good response from people who have never heard us before.
REMEDY: How are the crowds responding to your new album and what direction will you be taking us in your REMEDY set?
LAB4: The new material has been going down really well. We have settled into playing a real mixture of new tracks and old favourites ... obviously to newer clubbers it's all new so it's good to see people go crazy to music we wrote 25 years ago!
REMEDY: REMEDY has always supported live performances and your stage shows are nothing short of spectacular! We're very pleased to have your stage dancers join us. Do you have any advice for up-and-coming live performers?
LAB4: The music always has to come first, but the club scene is a great environment to use your imagination when it comes to entertaining people... we've seen it a lot more in recent years with Deadmau5 and Daft Punk. Also make sure you have plenty of back up options - it's a lot easier to do a live show these days with a laptop and Ableton etc. but laptops are a lot less stable than the Hardware that we started off using.
REMEDY: Where does Lab4 go from here what more would you like to achieve?
LAB4: The Hard Dance Scene is a lot smaller now than it used to be , probably because the mainstream music is a lot harder now so we are trying to work closely with all the healthy pockets of underground dance music that are still going strong. We will be focusing a lot more in London as there are obviously just a lot more people there to help get a new underground electronic music movement going. We are also DJing more often as there aren't so many clubs that can fit our full stage set.
REMEDY: Thank you so much for the interview, we'll chat again on November 5th!
LAB4: Yeah see you then, we?re really looking forward to it!
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