Interview Pony Pony Run Run: ‘We Love That Others Destroy Our Music’

We have a chat, and premiere a remix from the band’s new single.

To coincide with the premiere of a new remix taken from their upcoming single ‘Hey You’ - due for release on 23rd May - Pony Pony Run Run’s keyboard player Antonin answers a few of our remix-related questions.

You can check out the aforementioned premiere - a Youth Kills reworking - below.

So, you’ve a new single on the way called ‘Hey You’ that comes backed with all sorts of remixes from interesting artists. How did you go about choosing who to use?
Well, as always, we listen really closely to all the different remixes, and we pick up what is the most exciting for us, no business or commercial stuff, the only thing is the three of us agree..

Do you have a favourite of the four featured on the single?
Maybe the Crystal Fighters one, because we were really fans of the band before, we listened a lot to ‘Xstatic Truth’ and ‘I Love London’.

It must be a bit nerve-wracking, commissioning pieces from other musicians that could, for all you know, end up being awful?
That’s the challenge, but in the end, we love that others destroy our music, it can be really inspiring, and sometimes it gives us ideas for extended version of songs during the live shows.

Have you ever had one back that you couldn’t use because it was too bad?
It happened in France in a contest such as the one in England… when there is big technical problems, no real mix, when there is no tempo, or when a loop is not in tempo… it’s never artistic but technical.

Who would be your remixer of choice, if you could pull in absolutely any artist?
I’d like to see what Siriusmo would do with our music, we love his album.

Will this be the last single taken from your debut album, ‘You Need Pony Pony Run Run’, do you think? Are you working on new material?
We are now writing and pre-producing our next album that we will record throughout the summer, we don’t know yet when it will be released… so I think the next single will be one of the next album.

What else do you have coming up this year?
Recording, recording, recording, and then rehearse to prepare the live show.

Premiere: Pony Pony Run Run - Hey You (Youth Kills Remix) by thisisfakediy

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