French DJ & producer duo, Silience, have released their biggest single to date ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’, a cover of the Mario Winans classic which has been on rotation at Kiss, Kiss Dance, and Capital Dance; proving how super reactive it is.
The Nantes based producers’ style is a blend of the depth and energy of Deep House and mellow side of melodic house while also integrating their love for acoustic music. Get to know the lads in our Q&A below:
1. Who are Silience? And what’s the story behind the name?
We are Romain and Ræve, french and senegalese friends living in the North-West of France who make music together.
“Silience” is actually a made up word, you could argue that all words are made up to a degree, but this one was created by John Koening who felt the need to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. In his Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, “Silience” means:
“The kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around you every day, unremarkably—the hidden talents of friends and coworkers, the fleeting solos of subway buskers, the slapdash eloquence of anonymous users, the unseen portfolios of aspiring artists—which would be renowned as masterpieces if only they’d been appraised by the cartel of popular taste, who assume that brilliance is a rare and precious quality, accidentally overlooking buried jewels that may not be flawless but are still somehow perfect.”
And this perfectly describes what we are about.
2. Describe your sound in 3 words… Deep, melodic, unconventional
3. Tell us about your new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’… It’s a track that is part of teenage years soundtrack that we are both a fan of, and always wanted to remix until we finally had the opportunity. We wanted to give it a modern touch without altering the vibe that Mario Winans and Diddy created with the original.
4. Who are your biggest influences & why? Didier Sinclair, Erick Morillo, Dennis Ferrer, Daft Punk for the love of house music. These are the people that made us go “this is what I wanna do”.
5. How did you get to where you are now in your career? We started the Silience project five years ago. We were both coming out of a previous project that was coming to an end. Did our first song with a busker, who we spotted in the streets of Nantes, our hometown. A few days after its release, Spinnin’ Records reached out to sign it, to promote it to the general public. Then we continued our evolution with Armada Music, Sony Music France, and more recently Casual Jam Records and Sony Music UK. Today we have reached maturity both in our personal and professional relationship and we are ready to take up new challenges and write a new page in our history.
6. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be & why? Peggy Gou as we are huge fans of the energy she gives on stage, the universe she created and her production skills.
7. Besides music, what are you passionate about? Tough one… Movies, football (especially Romain aha), video games with friends
8. How has the pandemic Covid 19 impacted you creatively? The pandemic was very difficult for us because we could no longer go to the studio and were under lockdown in our respectives homes. However, despite this health crisis, it allowed us to take the time to write the music for I Don’t Wanna Know, to present it to Ashley Revillz, our manager, and to reach more than 2500 radio spins and 10M streams on the different platforms.
9. What’s one thing you can’t leave the house/hotel without? Romain: My phone 😅 Saliou: My phone too, if i don’t forget it…
10. Tell us a secret… Saliou is one of the biggest customers of Uber eats in the world 😅
11. What’s next for Silience? We are cooking the new single and several remixes! We hope that this pandemic will end soon so that we can go back on stage!