August 27th: The charismatic Dutch House duo, Chocolate Puma, entrenched LA premiere hot spot, Exchange, this past Saturday night with blood pumping beats and vibrant energy. With an electronic music career spanning 20 years, these DJs know how to perfectly execute a flawless EDM show. Before they went on stage, we got to talk with Chocolate Puma about their modus operandi concerning what defines great music and upcoming projects...
EN: DJing can usually be a blend of sampling music from different genres, then making it into your own cohesive sound. What genres most inspires your tracks?
Chocolate Puma: It comes from a mixture of new wave and acid house. It can really be from anything if it comes from music that builds and builds, and therefore is never boring. I only like one type of music and that is good music.
EN: I agree, although “good music” can be a very subjective thing. How do you define good music?
Chocolate Puma: It’s a positive sense of being. It’s that cool feeling in my body, when I want to move or begin to start smiling. There is a lot of EDM stuff right now that is copying a lot of other stuff, which I find rather dull. So when I find a track or artist that is really genuine and makes it from the heart that is what qualifies as good music.
EN: What can we expect from you guys in the future?
Chocolate Puma: We don’t know the future because we just go into the studio and we start making a new track. We never plan a certain style or anything. We were in the studio with Diplo a few days ago. We are always making new stuff and testing it on the road.
EN: I’m sure being in the studio with Diplo was amazing. Who else have you teamed up with that has been a noteworthy experience?
Chocolate Puma: We loved working with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. These guys were so incredible to collaborate with because of their intense crazy energy and cool vibe. We had such a strong connection with them at heart because we both enjoy slick beats and warm sounds. We’re actually a bit jealous, when they start playing, it’s swinging!