A Parisian-producer duo making music that spans lo-fi, indie and psychedelic sounds, Superparka have already had their music synced to Apple advertising campaigns, secured some big remix spots and received critical acclaim for their music. Paco and Simon speak to Headliner as they release their debut album quatro — chatting about how they achieved a state of flow with this record, and how Waves plugins were vital to its sound.
“We’ve known each other since we were 10,” Paco says. “We grew up in a small town, and making music was a way out of the small town.” Simon says that it was Paco who got him into music, adding, “I remember Paco playing Nirvana on guitar, I think it might have been Come As You Are, and it made me want to make music also.”
Paco feels that coming to the world of electronic music was a case of attempting to record the guitar music they were making together in a band, and then discovering the world of MIDI and being able to make computer music — essentially trying it out with no real plan.
“When we were in a band as teenagers, we didn’t have access to any information,” Paco says. “And about four or five years into making music together, we were trying to record our guitars with the shittiest stuff you can imagine.
“I remember discovering MIDI when we started recording and realising there was so much you could do with music on the computer. Because we came from struggling so much to record guitars, it led us to do things differently, and since then we’ve always been searching for that sparkle of magic. We worship making music in the shittiest way possible!”