Arno Cost & Norman Doray discuss new track ‘Together’ and upcoming music
Providing some of the most iconic tracks of electronic music is a task beyond any producers belief. The likes of Otto Knows with ‘Million Voices‘, Nicky Romero and NERVO with ‘Like Home‘, 3LAU with ‘How You Love Me‘, and many more have continued producing their own styles but saw their tracks claim a soft spot in the hearts of dance music fans worldwide. The same can certainly be said with French producers Arno Cost and Norman Doray, who over the years have maintained their impeccable sound but undoubtably providing some of the most loved tracks within the scene. ‘Strong‘, ‘Apocalypse 2014‘, and their new hit ‘Together‘ join that elite list, with their signature vibes and phenomenal productions. Hitting the legendary Positiva Records with their new release, We Rave You had to catch up with the duo on such a huge release, and find out a bit more about what is to come from the Frenchmen.
1. You recently dropped your new collaboration ‘Together’. What was the idea behind this track, and what influenced the sound you went for?
The funny story behind the track is that ‘Together‘ was initially started in 2010. We had the chords loop which sounded beautiful and great but we never took the time to finish it. Last year, after a 2 year break, we decided to go back to the studio and make something different. We wanted to put everything we loved it that song: our disco influences and our French touch roots. We came up with a finished version last summer with that catchy vocal, the feedback we got was instantly amazing so we signed it to Positiva!
2. ‘Together’ was released on Positiva Records, one of the most iconic labels in electronic music. How does it feel to have a track released amongst some of dance music’s classic tracks?
It feels good. Positiva has always been a reference to us, releasing the best house music records, and also so recognisable with their famous artwork! It’s a real pleasure to work with such a passionate and professional team.
3. This was your first collaboration for a number of years, but you have previously brought some incredible tracks like ‘Apocalypse 2014’ and ‘Strong’. Are there more Arno Cost and Norman Doray collaborations on the way?
After ‘Strong‘, we actually released ‘Rising Love‘ in 2015 on Interscope Records. It was a great record which was received really well in the US! Now that we are back in the studio, you can definitely expect a lot of collaborations between us. We also have decided to focus on what we really like: house and French touch. We believe it’s all about the emotions and the groove! So we are working on 6 or 7 tracks that are almost finished and set to be released in 2019. It’s pretty exciting!
‘Together’ has a disco-infused house sound that has elements of your previous productions, but brought into 2019 with a fresh feeling. What is the key to keeping your sound up to date?
Well we are happy to hear this, as it was exactly what we wanted to do with ‘Together‘. It was important to us to keep our imprint that we have developed for so many years, but it sounding fresh in 2019. It all about finding the right balance in studio.
You have both collaborated with big names in the past, such as NERVO, Laidback Luke, John Dahlback, and more. If you could collaborate with any producer right now, who would each of you choose?
We want to focus on our own thing and work together only at the moment. We are friends above all and it’s really important for us, we definitely believe that’s why the magic happens! But if we had to choose, we’d go with some French touch artists like Alan Braxe, Thomas Bangalter or Justice. We also love the house scene with Claptone, Weiss or Purple Disco Machine.
Finally, what can we expect for the rest of 2019 in terms of music, shows, and individual projects?
We took some time away the last two years, to rest our ears, our brains. 2019 is a big year for us as we are now fully committed to music again and touring. We have couple of records ready in our bags, signed to new booking agency and motivated. We can’t wait for what is coming!
Check out the duo’s latest track ‘Together‘ right here!