Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Tunel”?
This one of the first songs that made us realize a new project was unfolding. It’s a song that represents our sound in a very precise way. Dubby synths, techno beats and tropical rhythms.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
We wrote it four years ago for a show we did at Mutek Festival in Mexico but we kept it in secret until now. At that time we wanted to do something different for the occasion, and that song came up with a bunch of others.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There is a video of that single we just released along with our album! LINK HERE
The single comes off your new album Telepat – what’s the story behind the title?
It’s some kind of a homage to the hidden powers of the human mind. Those powers that science still find it hard to explain but everyone of us experience it at some point of our lives.
How was the recording and writing process?
It took a long time, 4 years. Many songs ended up in the trash. We took the time to find the right pieces of this puzzle. Every song in the album is there for a reason.
Would you call this a departure from your previous musical project?
Not at all. It’s more of a natural evolution. You see, when we started Frikstailers we were in our early 20s and we didn’t had a lot of experience with the world. But still, it makes us feel like we are still 20 when we play it, so there’s no reason to abandon that. Klik & Frik can perfectly co-exist, and at the same time it lets us express something more profound and mature.
You brought some special guests from different cultures and background – based on what did you choose these musicians and what did they brought up to the table?
Well, Chancha Via Circuito has been a long time friend, we’ve seen his career from the begining and we wanted to create something together. This was the perfect ocation. With Nicola Cruz we met at a festival in Acapulco and we have a deep respect for each other’s work. We kind of made the main part of Lluvia ourselves (the song with Nicola), and he felt there was a midwest vibe in it, he added some samples from an old record that reinforced this idea, and then we searched for a vocalist, and that’s when Mohanad Zohair appeared with his beautiful voice to complete the circle.
With Denitia & Sene, and Nevve, it was all through emails, we were introduced by our label and they loved our the ideas we sent them, so everything flowed naturally.
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
Well, the lyrics credits are of the singers, haha! but the rest is just inspired by many sources, mostly nature, the jungle, our life in Mexico, our trips here, and the urge of finding peace in the middle of the chaos of Mexico City.
Any plans to hit the road?
Well we have a great show coming up at the closure of Mutek Festival in Mexico, and then we have a tour through Argentina and Uruguay still as Frikstailers (see? we are still doing that, haha). We’ll probably tour Europe by the summer of 2018, Fusion Festival from Germany is already interested in booking us, so it’s very likely that we organize a tour around that.
What else is happening next in Klik & Frik’s world?
We are doing a monthly night here in Mexico City as embassadors of a very interesting music collective called Shika Shika. It’s a label based in Mexico, Berlin and Paris. Tons of great music to discover there if you still haven’t heard of them. We are quite obsessed with the folkloric music of Colombia, so we are making some trips there to record with local musicians and we have plans to release that music in an EP in the begining of 2018.