THE TAKE 5 SERIES
With a number of hits under their belt, the German EDM group ItaloBrothers has club and festival goers jumping to the beat across Europe and overseas. They are best known for singles “Summer Air” and “Stamp on the Ground,” both of which have garnered well over a hundred million listens across streaming platforms.
Founded in 2005, ItaloBrothers has released much of their music with Zooland Records. A number of their singles entered the Ultratip chart: “Summer Air” peaked at 17th, “Welcome to the Dancefloor” peaked at 8th, and “One Heart” peaked at 19th.
Alongside producing electrifying records, they have released many jam-worthy remixes of artists such as Cascada, Manian, and Floorfilla.
Earlier this year, ItaloBrothers released latest single “Let Go” with Canadian singer Kiesza. There may be a new era awaiting ItaloBrothers fans across the world––the group signed with Virgin Records Germany the same week as the release.
To learn more about the ItaloBrothers, check out our interview with their lead vocalist, Matthias, below:
Q; Before we dig in, tell us about your latest project.
We recently released our new single ‘Let Go’ feat. Kiesza. For us, it feels a little bit like a comeback. It´s been almost a year since we released ‘Ocean Breeze’, so I´d say it was about time. The story behind ‘Let Go’ describes the “end” of a long-lasting relationship where both parts realize the only way to proceed in a cool way, without closing every single door for a comeback, is to let go. At least for a while 😉
Q; What cocktail (or drink) recipe is getting you through the pandemic?
Hot chocolate with cream. Half and half, you know? 🙂 I try to keep my hands off alcohol these days.
Q; What is your first musical memory?
MJ with Billie Jean. I remember my uncle took me on a ride in his VW 2 series, tape deck included 🙂
Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
I´m a pro in not closing doors. The fridge, freezer, dishwasher, closet, you name it. Aaaand my wife hates me for that 😀
Q; If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
What does afterlife look like?
Q: You must survive in the Amazon Rainforest for a year. Which 3 DJs or industry friends would you take with you and why?
I´d take the whole band with me 🙂
Kris – because he has the ability to always see the positive side of things. I guess that´s pretty needed when trying to survive a trip like this.
Hanno – because he so far has a hard time understanding my kind of humor. A year in the Amazon Rainforest should do the job 😀
Dietmar – because he´s a true storyteller. You can reflect life with him 24/7 and pretty sure 365 days a year. Boredom? Negative!
Q: Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
Q: Amsterdam, New York, or Tokyo?
Q: Do you sing in the shower?
I did. My two-year-old daughter made me stop. “Dad stop singing!”