Teengirl Fantasy: "We're Too Old for EDM"
Photo by Erez Avissar
Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi, the duo that comprise Teengirl Fantasy, met at Oberlin College, connecting over their favorite old-school techno albums while Nick studied film and Logan attended the college's conservatory.
Taking a break from their final semester to tour with Animal Collective, the project became a full-time pursuit for Weiss and Takahashi when their debut album, 2010's 7AM, was released to critical acclaim.
Since then, they've released a full-length follow-up, 2012's Tracer, as well as a new EP titled Nun. This month, Nick and Logan will take over The Garret. So we here at Crossfade chatted with the Fantasy boys about electronic dance music, collaborating with Sade, and making friends via the Internet.
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Crossfade: How do you feel about the EDM scene at large?
Logan Takahashi: I think it would be cool to play a stadium at some point, or some kind of show that size. But we started making music years before EDM was even a thing. We're too old for that.
How about Miami? How do you feel about her?
Nick Weiss: We both really love the city, and the history is so cool. I love bass music and freestyle music, and it's awesome that you can still feel that energy there. It's a beautiful place.
You guys both talk about Sade as your dream collaboration. If you could pull some strings and spend the day with her, what would you do, where would you go?
Weiss: Into the studio, obviously! I don't know what else. I don't know what she likes to do.