Hanging out with De-Monique
- How has the reception of your single “You & Me ” been
DEME: The single is being received very well; nothing speaks louder than fans singing along to your music at gigs.
NIQI: It’s difficult to judge our own music, so it’s always awesome when people take to it, so far it looks like they’re loving You And Me.
- When can we expect a video?
DEME: Artists are always trying to get things as close to perfect in their eyes, lol… but very soon.
NIQI: The last edits are being done, so we’re excited to say ‘very soon’.
- What inspired the Latin feel in your music.
DEME: Nothing screams sexy yet sensual like the language spoken through Latin dance. So we hooked up with friend & World Latin American Dance Champion- Michael Wentink & incorporated just a taste of Latin into the music video, he also designed our silver & gold dresses in the video for the single tour.
NIQI: I find nothing sexier than the Peuerto-Rican language, music & culture, & while the song doesn’t have a Latin feel, choreographer Michael Wentink incorporated a Latino vibe into the music video.
- What is it like working with your sister?
DEME: You mean my bff/better half/day one, lol, I feel blessed, there isn’t anyone I’d rather be on this journey with, even though she cray cray sometimes… we have a secret language in facial expressions, lmao!
NIQI: Nobody knows me better, we even finish each other’s sentences & it’s weird how we always know what the other is thinking. Deme is my bff… also… she always has delish but healthy snacks, so it’s AWESOMENESS!!!
- Who in between the two makes most decision
DEME: Knowing each other all our lives, we make decisions together as we found that’s the best way to positively move forward, unless it’s regarding food… then that’s mostly me
NIQI: To succeed at what we’re doing in business, we both need to feel equally in control, so we always come to a compromise together.
- Where is your favourite singing spot
DEME: Gotta be the shower or any empty, echoey place, I just start singing & people find it sooo weird, but dang those spots make you sound good.
NIQI: In the shower lol, great acoustics.
- Your perfect day consists of…
DEME: A morning swim in a hot spring, seafood breakfast on a patio overlooking the beach, catching romcoms with chocolate muffins & milk, a braai with family & friends thereafter, & to end off the evening, a soak in a hot tub, a massage & falling asleep in a Baldacchino Bed. That sums up a perfect day for me.
NIQI: Waking up by the sea, going for a run on the beach, watching a movie with a tub of Tin-roof icecream, a seafood dinner, a beautiful sunset & then going to bed with the sound of the ocean in my ears.
- Greatest memory of your 20’s (Thus far)
DEME: From what I’ve always heard, your 20’s are all about being free, exploring without any regret, & that’s what I’m enjoying right now- in music & in my personal life, & even though we have already accomplished so much in our career, my greatest memories thus far, are the last months spent with my dad before he passed.
NIQI: The truth is that the music industry is fickle & musicians are easily replaced, but to comeback after our break & find that we still have a place in the hearts of our fans, is truly touching. They keep us motivated.
Get It Joburg North Campus September 2016