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What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

From a young age, we have always enjoyed singing and dancing where ever music was being played. Whether it was played in the house or at family gatherings, we would always be drawn to its magical presence.  

Introduce us to all of the members and your musical history.

They are two members of the group that forms DBL X-POSURE. AJ, and my identical twin TJ. We are monozygotic twins and have always maintained a strong connection. Our musical history started from school performances, talent shows, live performances with upcoming acts, and music videos with upcoming acts, before transpiring into songwriting, recording our own material, and performing our music live. Self-taught, watching and studying music artists including the genius and greatest legend of them all Michael Jackson.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, how do you feel you are doing?

I feel we are doing wonderfully, it’s the exposure that’s the hard part. We enjoy creating music, working with extraordinary talents around the world, and performing for people, that’s where our hearts lie.

How have your songwriting skills developed over time?

I feel our lyrics have evolved in unison with the change of the world and with the current sound of music today. We are fortunate to have each other to inspire from. We are able to merge and formulate different ideas and melodies to help us piece our individual writing skills together. 

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

I think we employ more female security to attend gigs and have them at the forefront so they can address any distress calls amongst the crowd. Food for thought… 

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

We are aiming to advertise at offices, and places of work where there is a niche for artists to perform at social events and be added to a respective playlist.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

We often meet up wearing the same clothes without any indication of what we will be wearing for the day. We generally have the same taste for most things. We haven’t done everything by the book.

What’s your thought on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

I think it’s a successful brand backed by a powerful organisation to help fuel the industry. There will always be one leading commodity having exclusive possession over others, it’s the way of the world for now until things change.

What was the worst experience on stage?

Honestly speaking, we haven’t had one. (AJ) I do remember making my way to the stage and a heavy steel door slamming on the back of my ankle. It was pretty crucial, I still performed with my brother on stage and enjoyed the show. 

Tell us something about you/each of you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I don’t know if people would believe us, but when we were in our early teen years, we both appeared in each other’s dreams. We were directly involved, interacting, and speaking in the spiritual realm, and later woke up and spoke about it. That was magical, most people don’t believe us when we tell them and we’re certain people reading this will not believe us too.

What makes you stand out as a group?

Our sound, our diversity as twins, our dancing, and our passion to entertain.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

We release an EP this year with unique sounds respectively on each track. Our song Boppin with my headphones is an urban track with driving bass and melodic rap flows. The song is about a guy detached from reality, caught up in his own realm enjoying the music being played through his headphones. In this blissful moment, a girl observes his enjoyment with amused curiosity from afar, before being totally engrossed.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.

We wanted to create a love song incorporating headphones as the main feature. If you look at a person wearing headphones or AirPods, they are engaged in a conversation, a podcast, a song, a sound that’s personal to them at that moment. We wanted to capture that essence of engagement with the girl where she is locked in and engrossed in her desire. We worked with Merty Shango to bring organic sounds and wonderment to the ears, for the video Kit at Valo Studios did a remarkable job of capturing the visuals we envisioned for this project. We collaborated with Naz Pourzal who did an outstanding job with the choreography for Roushonara Campbell, the stunning female performer in the music video.

What was the recording process like?

We enjoy every recording session time in the studio, the transformation is always a spectator. This was challenging, we knew what we wanted to hear, and we had to allow the process to evolve. Merty did an amazing job. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

Finding a producer that’s going to give the song wings to soar the skies.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

The perfectionist in us would change a few instruments and certain grooves, but we are happy. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Yes, we would love for people to follow us, and share our music and videos with friends and loved ones. Lastly, we would like for everyone to stay in good spirits and create from the heart.