Fun. Theses guys are fun. That’s all there is to it. When you listen to their music, when you watch their videos, or when you read their posts on Facebook and Twitter, it’s easy to see why these guys are so popular. I’ve been a fan of Dada Life for a long time, and have had the chance to see them live a few times, as well. But when I got the chance to interview them, it made me feel like a kid again. Good timing… These guys are constantly on the road promoting their new single “Tonight We’re Kids Again.” The single is out now on Universal Records.
They are also on a pretty aggressive tour right now, too, promoting their new single and a new album coming soon. I got the chance to sit down with the guys to talk about the new single, their obsession with bananas, and Olle’s battle with cancer. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Dada Life.
“Tonight We’re Kids Again” is out now on Universal Records. Do you plan to release any more singles before your next album comes out in a few weeks?
Nope. “Tonight We’re Kids Again” is sweet enough to keep us going for a while. That song is like a sugar rush! Sometime you don’t need anything else than candy! The album is packed with stuff you’ll never find anything else – mashups, old songs in new versions and other goodies.
You have shows coming up in NYC, Detroit, Denver and Phoenix. What can fans expect from the “Dada Land Compound” tour?
We’re bringing all the toys we’ve used for shows during the years. Everything in one night! And some new secret stuff, of course. On the other hand, we never know what’s going to happen. We just put everything in place and kick it off. So expect the unexpected.
Can you please explain your obsession with bananas?
They’re just the perfect food in a sweaty club. Protective peel and packed with energy! Add champagne and you have a combo that’s so good it should be illegal!
Olle, I am sure this is a tough subject for you to talk about. But tell me more about your battle with cancer and how you are kicking cancer’s ass?
I’ve been through chemotherapy during the fall and now I’m feeling better. Hopefully that treatment was all I needed. Now I will take blood samples and so on for a few years, like all cancer patients do. But hopefully it’s in the past. The music is in the future!
Freaks have more fun. Would you consider yourselves freaks?
Of course. Some people are even freaks without knowing. Those are the biggest freaks!
Tell me more about Dada Death. Now is your chance to put all the rumors to rest!
Apparently they never had the laptop which kind of makes sense, I mean how would they have gotten from the start? According to what they have posted they just made the song out of our preview, using the same program for the speech synthesizer part. And now they’ve changed the lyrics, so not that much we can do. Not that we really care. Now it’s time for us to leave all this behind.
You guys have a bunch of singles. Is it possible to pick a favorite?
Always the latest. That’s what keeps us going.
You guys originally formed in 2006. How has your sound changed over the years, and where do you see your sound going in the future?
We’re always looking for a special energy in our music. You should be able to take a track from us and slice it in a microsecond part and that little snippet should contain enough energy to make the universe explode. It’s vertical music. We will keep doing that in the future.
Speaking of the future, what do you think the future of dance music looks like?
There will always be dance music. No other music can compare to dance music when it’s about to create that amazing energy and amazing experience. But sounds change all the time. That’s just natural. I hope pop music will steer away from dance music, because we’re starting to get fed up. Leave us alone, thanks.”
What’s next for Dada Life?
The biggest thing from us this spring is our coming album. We’re really excited! We have tried to compress the experience of being in Dada Land for a night into the album format. And I think we have succeeded!”
In all of the interviews I do, I always give the artist the last word. Go.
If you never been to Dada Land you don’t know what life has to offer.