Skylab are Dutch producers who in recent years have established themselves in the dance scene. They are all about the feeling to discover new places, new friends, wherever and whatever they may be. Known for their unique look performing live with masks. Their stage name Skylab originates from the first space station “Skylab”. The funky magic of their music will be with you on this journey…
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
Skylab became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois on 12th January 1992. Right now we are based in Amsterdam.
In 5 words describe your music:
Damn where do we start?
Could you go into detail about your mask/helmets, how did you come up with the concept and how did you create them?
The Astromask is a tool to see sounds, like Synesthesia. The concept is to enrich our view of the world of music. We are currently busy to upgrade our Astromask, we will keep you posted about this.
You have a fascination about NASA and astronauts, tell us why:
Not only NASA, we are interested in ESA, SpaceX and Roscosmos they all have 1 thing in common, that is SPACE EXPLORATION. Would you not be curious to know what’s out there in the universe? When you see the stars above you, don’t you wonder? As music producers and sample explorers, we are like astronauts. Exploring old or new frequencies to create new music and share them. That’s what moves us.
Your worst DJ gig and why:
The police came and raided us at an illegal rave party. We where at a climax of our show so that was disappointing.
Your best DJ gig and why:
The next gig…
Who are your influences?
Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Jean Michel Jarre, Jamiroquai, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, The Eagles, Queen, The Beatles, Nile Rodgers, Hans Zimmer and many more…
Jean Michel Jarre
What’s in your ipod?
Our playlist is always changing, depending on the seasons. Jamiroquai, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Kraak & Smaak, Stereolab, Eric Satie, Chopin, The Notorious B.I.G, Dr. Dre and Justice.
What is your goal when DJing for an audience and what vibe are you looking to set?
Sharing LOVE! Sharing an unforgettable experience for the audience. We want to take them on a journey where they might have been or never have been.
How about a special message from you to the world.
Do not fear you’re not alone out there.
Tell us all your future plans:
New music, probably a new SKYLAB Album. There is so much that we want to show to the world. More technology for unique shows in the future. Partnering with creative people and world changing companies.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Dark beauty means; no matter how far the imagination takes you, there will never be a limit. It shares creative forces and magical art. Dark Beauty and Skylab welcome you to the next dimension.
Credits David de Rueda, Pierre Evers