YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE SATURNTABLES’S MIXES FOR PIGALLE OR THEIR SETS FOR GIVENCHY, BUT THEY’RE ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN JUST FASHION, AS MAIN MAN GOODMAN TELLS US. V MET UP WITH THE BOYS IN PARIS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE NEW VMIX, MADE ESPECIALLY FOR THIS GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2014. LISTEN, AND READ THE INTERVIEW BELOW
So, “Niggas in Paris”?
GOODMAN Yeah, we living in it, like, really. We know how it’s like to be in Paris, go to the hotels and then get back home with the train. You know like, people getting robbed. That’s our reality. But we were spinning that night for Givenchy. We played there… same night, we just get back home by train. That’s the craziest thing. We were like, Come on, that’s totally opposite. Like we see in the morning people like getting to work like really, that’s like the social class thing. I don’t like to use that, but you have all these people taking the train, and getting to their jobs and all, we were seeing them and we were like man, we just DJed for Givenchy and now we’re just taking the train like nothing happened.
Did you guys grow up in the same place?
G Yeah we went to the same school.
Where is that?
G Franconville. It’s in the hood, outside of Paris. So the thing is like you might have seen all the stuff that we did, no one I think has done it before us. Like in Paris, really in Paris, like French black, or you know, foreign country, it’s really hard. Like Kanye says, it’s really classist in that fashion world and here where we at, so I think we did pretty good in that world: the fashion world.
What inspires your music?
G We’re limitless. In the way we see things. Like music shouldn’t have any boundaries… The mentality in France is so minimalistic. It’s the Daft Punk mind. You know, the French mind.
What about your fashion sense?
G Fashion-wise, when I was a kid, I used to look up to all the videos like… mainly Fabolous and Puff Daddy. Dip Set. Cam’ron. Cassidy. The main guy I was influenced by back then was Pharrell. He’s the one who opened my eyes because he broke that boundary with the fashion world. Because he used to do all those collaborations in Japan. He was for me one of the most revolutionary guys in that hip-hop world. I’m more concerned about hip hop because that’s what I grew up on but even house music and all these movements that influence fashion, all the brands, all the high end brands and all, they all got influenced by the hood. And sometimes people tend to forget that. I wanna bring Colette to the hood, you know?
I think it’s happening right now.
G Yeah? Or maybe bring Opening Ceremony to the South Bronx. You know what I’m saying? It would make better sense I think. Colette in the hood.
G Why not? That’s a good word. Why not?