Interview: Tube & Berger discuss their unique sound, new single ‘Imagine,’ and collaboration with Armaja and Alegant

German duo Tube & Berger bring a hefty dose of emotion, as well as a bit of a rock & roll attitude, to the world of tech-house. Initially known for driving, electro-influenced tracks, including “Straight Ahead,” their hit collaboration with , the duo gradually moved toward deeper, warmer house, with a preference for melody, vocals, and live instrumentation. The duo co-founded with in 2005. Their debut full-length, Introlution, appeared in 2012, and We Are All Stars followed in 2017.

We had a chance to chat with Tube & Berger about their unique sound, latest single ‘Imagine,’ and future plans!

Hey, Tube & Berger! Welcome to CelebMix! For those from our audience who are not familiar with you, could you introduce yourself?
Thanks for having us!!! We started our musical journey over a decade ago. Since then, we have put out two acclaimed studio albums, played countless shows all over the world and at the same time we try to be the best dads on this planet!

How long have you been making music for?
Yeah, as mentioned before we started our musical journey over a decade ago but if we dive deeper we started off in the school together as a punk rock band.

If you could sum up your style in 3 words, what would you choose?
Grooves and vibes!

You have recently released your new single ‘Imagine’ – could you tell us more about this song? What inspired you to create it?
Well we are writing music about things in daily life. Also what inspires or scares us. If you listen closely to the lyrics you will find out that this song is truly a wish for freedom and peace. Imagine a world that ends in peace and harmony.


‘Imagine’ features Armaja and Alegant; what did your collaboration look like?
We already did collaborations in the past with Alegant for example and to be honest it’s really nice to have other artists in the studio and connect creative minds to create some beautiful art. On “Imagine” we started off with the hook in combination with the guitar. That was the first idea and then we build everything around.

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Well.. we have a whole list of legends we would love to collaborate with. Mike Skinner from The Streets for example. Also loving synthwave acts like Mitch Murder and Timecop 1983. Oh and having a jam with Russel Brand would be rad. Peaceful Revolution Tech House sounds like a cool genre, doesn’t it?

Are there any artists in the scene right now that are standing out for you and why?
There are too many so we’ll stick to the ones we personally know. Organic House guru Chris Luno is definitely worth checking out and our latest signing Frank Klassen, who combines cinematic sounds with melodic techno and plays the cello has a bright future in the game we call dance music. At the moment we are working on a collab with a brand new artist called RBBN but that’s top secret and we shouldn’t talk about it, but don’t we all like a little gossip?

Please tell us about any exciting news or plans you have for the end of 2022 and into 2023?
We still have some shows left in 2022 and we are going to the USA to play for NYE.
We have some really cool projects coming up in 2023 as we always try to expand our output and impact. A lot of cool features and collaborations but also some proper Tube & Berger tunes will be released in 2023. We are working on an Asia and Europe and North America tour at the moment which will be really cool. We are always open for new things and excited about 2023.

 

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Written by Magdalena

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