Exclusive Interview with TWRK
For those who may not know who you are, would you introduce yourselves?
Benzi & Esentrik and WE ARE T-W-R-K. The kings of the mid tempo/100 bpm jams.
When did the two of you begin making music together?
About 2 and half years ago. We made remixes together before the TWRK movement happened.
What came first — a love for music or girls twerking?
What are some of your earliest musical inspirations? And are there any artists out now that are currently shaping your sound?
Earliest inspirations were the Neptunes, Dr. Dre, Timbaland. We love what Flume is doing right now.
You just released your We Are TWRK EP on Mad Decent. What tracks are you most excited about on the release?
Our collaboration with San Holo called, “Dump It.” It’s more melodic and in that future bass/r&B space but still having the “TWRK” sound.
Your collaboration with DJ Sliink and Green Lantern (an awesome combination of artists here, by the way) "Trifecta" was just featured in a Budweiser commercial for their "Bud & Burgers" campaign. What's your perfect beer and burger combination?
Budweiser (of course) and Shake Shack.
What can fans look forward to from you guys for the Summer and the rest of 2015?
Lots of touring/shows and more music!
Who are some artists (whether they be fellow producers, rappers, vocalists, etc.) that you'd love to collaborate with in the future?
PHARRELL, Action Bronson, Amerie.
What's the craziest thing that's happened to you at a show?
Girl twerking for $2k and anything goes.
What's a song that you love that your fans wouldn't expect you to enjoy?
Becky G - "Shower"
Last but not least - who would you like to give a shot out to?
To our moms cause they’re the best!