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There’s not much in Superparka’s studio: a few synths, two guitars, a Thunderbird… a picture of Christophe Lambert on the wall. It’s the Christophe Lambert from the “Mortal Kombat” movie, the one with the long hair and the white dress. “He freewheels so much in this movie, like he understood the meaning of life, like he decided to not give a fuck anymore. We're constantly looking for this state of mind” Simon explains.

SuperParka is formed by Paco & Simon. “We’ve known each other since primary school, we used to go to an art center on Saturdays”. They speak a strange and fast language together, always interrupting and ending each other’s sentences “we hang out way too much together”. They launched SuperParka at the end of 2017 with their singles “GIRL” and “skip”. It’s now followed by a mixtape called “Sushi Boubou #1”, out on April 20th.

In their studio's entry, you can find a wall filed with CDs, things more or less honourable. Simon swears they don’t all belong to him. When you ask them about their influences, they talk about Flying Lotus, Pharrell (the Neptunes era), Jai Paul or Madlib for the drums. Indeed, there’s a good smell of early 00’s in their productions. They play a sort of lo-fi r&b led by fat hip-hop drums,   and like to switch between easy-listening music and more visceral moments. They record a lot on their phones, and cherish this excessive compression, this “raw” sound.

Hyperactive, they set DIY up as a religion. “We often can’t explain what we have in mind, so we first try to do it by ourselves.” Indeed, you may struggle to explain what pops into their heads, but you can be sure the result will be cool.

Live, their music takes another dimension, joined by their buddy Jim on the drums. “A show without a drummer isn't really a show”.

The name of their mixtape comes from a Japanese restaurant owned by Chinese people. It was close to Paco’s flat at the time of the recording. The menus are named after Dragon Ball Z characters: Yamcha menu, Vegeta menu… The two boys loved this principle and ate there way too often. Sushi Boubou is a way to pay tribute to the massive influence Japanese culture had on them. “We grew up with references other kids would sometimes find weird, it built us. Simon and I met because I was the only guy at school who could draw Goku 3 without a model” Paco tells.

You can find this “bento” spirit in the tracklist. “We have to talk about futile stuff, it allows us to surf on the world. Mix this with fantasy and it makes fantasy even more fantastic.” Futile, not only.    With “Brothers” or “Skip”, they show a more nocturnal face, telling us about passed friendships, showing teeth.

Hyperactive, they set DIY up as a religion. “We often can’t explain what we have in mind, so we first try to do it by ourselves.” Indeed, you may struggle to explain what pops into their heads, but you can be sure the result will be cool.

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Date Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 08:43
Address Birthdays, Londres, Royaume-Uni, N18 3SB
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