Artist to Watch: GOLDSTONE (Interview)

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A few weeks ago, the new kids on the block, Parisian production duo “Goldstone” released their debut single “All I Know” on French indie imprint Wagram Music. Currently, “All I Know” has garnered 184,383 views in a matter of weeks — not bad for 2 unknown Parisians representing the 10th Arrondissement, t’sais?

We caught up with the internet sensations to chat about their rather cool music video shoot in Soweto, Africa, music and the year ahead.

Hey fellas, how are you?

We’re very good thx!

Where in the world are you guys right now?

We’re in south west of France under the sun and near the sea before going back to Paris working on some new tracks.

For those of our readers that may not have heard of you, please can you introduce yourselves?

We are musicians and producers living in the 10eme arrondissement de Paris, near Canal st Martin.

How did the Goldstone project come about?

I met with Manu in a music shop in Paris and we had a great feeling.

Then we realised that our own studios are very close to each other so we go lunch everyday together!

Huge congratulations on the release of your debut single ‘All I Know’. Can you tell us a bit more about the record?

Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Manu came at my studio one day and heard one of my demo and he said « I love this melody let’s push it! » And here we are.

We’re absolutely loving the music video over here at WOTN. What was the inspiration behind it?

Manu had the great idea to make kids singing in the song, so we also wanted to have kids in the video! When I showed him a short video about kids dancing the gwara-gwara, he said to me: “Let’s go, that’s the mood!”

Goldstone – All I Know (Official Video)

It’s already been viewed over 150k times in just a week — quite a feat for an act releasing their first ever single. What do you think it is about the record that people love so much?

We think that there is joy and happiness in the music and in the video. We all need joy so much in this world! Some friends told us that their feeling switched in the good way after watching the video: It’s the best thing to hear for us. That’s the reason why we are doing music! I’m very proud of bringing joy to somebody.

Out of the studio, do you both have a similar taste in music?

Yes, same kind of taste. We love groove and we are both in love with Prince.

Who were your musical inspirations growing up? Feel free to answer separately…

Lots of influences! Black music, soul music, funk, folk, rock and pop.

What have you got planned for the rest of 2019? Any plans to hit the road?

We’re already working on a EP of 4 tracks in the same spirit as ‘All I Know’. We hope to finish it before the end of 2019. But we are not ready for the road yet.

Can we expect any new Goldstone music between now and the end of the year?

Yes, we are working on it but first we want to push “All I Know” as far as possible! We have 3 remixes of “All I Know” coming out very soon and one of them is from Breakbot. So lucky!

Last but not least, do you have any final words for our WOTN readers?

Yes, we love the idea that Goldstone is like the little earth in the universe! The earth is a paradise and we have to take care of it like if it was a stone of gold!

Joy is one of the weapons to make a better world.

We couldn’t agree more, fellas. We stand behind your mission to make the world better through joy & music.

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