cover art/ photography: Ward Roberts - http://www.wardrobertsphoto.com/
01// Tell us more about your name. What does Nod Oneʻs Head stand for?
Two things: “to nod head“ is one of the first signs that show up if people like a beat or feel the rhythm. And often, you do this move before you even notice. Itʻs something that is difficult to hide and even to explain - it just happens. On the other hand, itʻs a basic expression for sympathy: one year ago, while we were producing our first songs in Lotteʻs apartment in Berlin, we often noticed that we were always simultaneously moving our heads up & down to the beats. So we decided to connect this simple gesture to our productions.
02// What brought you two together?
4 years of high school and love for electronic music!
03// Which part does who play in this musical relationship?
Lotte: singer/songwriter, video-artist Moritz: producer, musician
04// You currently live in Berlin. Where are you guys originally from and what brought you here?
Moritz: Born and raised in Cologne, I decided to move to Berlin simply because of electronic music and the Berlin lifestyle.
Lotte: Born and raised close to Stuttgart, I always wanted to live in Berlin since I fell in love with the city when I was a child.
06// What/ Who are your main influences?
Lotte: It's hard to answer this question because every area of the music scene somehow influences me. lykke li, james blake, barnt, the smiths, gold panda, pantha du prince and many more.
Moritz: Deep vocal house, hip hop, indie, Jazz. I love old school, Hip hop artists such as Naughty By Nature or Notorious BIG. James Blake, nicolas Jaar, Sbtrkt and Discolosure are also very inspiring for me.
07// Describe you signature style in just a few keywords?
Emotional, dreamy, soulful, deep, authentic
08// You are about to release your new EP 'Dirty Heartʻ. What else can we expect from you in the months ahead?
Our first important step in 2013 will be our forthcoming record release party on March 1st at Prince Charles, Berlin. After that - during summer - we will release a second EP. We currently follow a really interesting path.
After our release of “UP“, nearly one year ago, and various shows in Berlin, London and Amsterdam, we realized that our unique sound is formed through a tension between our very different characters. Especially when we play live, these characters form this special experience. We believe that this is the reason for our sound and success. In this regard, we decided to leverage on this discrepancy as a central theme. Therefore, we will try to express this theme both musically and visibly through collaborations with Berlin based photographers and film makers. But we really donʻt want to tell too much at this stage. It will get exciting this year - stay tuned!
09// What do you connect with SIMON&ME?
For both of us, SIMON&ME represents a cool and fresh fashion brand that is very much authentic and successful in connecting its fashion to urban lifestyle.
10// Your biggest dream?
Never stop dancing, never stop smiling and melt festival 2014!