All the way from Caen in northwest France, BeatauCue’s Alexis and Mederic produce exquisite beats (and apparently lots of delicious cheese) that are sure to get your body rocking. The Collateral View caught up with them this past week to discuss the growing EDM culture. 
 
Hailing from Caen, France, what music did you grow up listening to?
 
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Electro and blog-house.
 
Why do you think that American music is so popular in France, while we rarely hear any music from international countries here?

Probably because USA makes great pop acts, and efficient music.
 
Who were some big influences on your music?

Daft Punk, Eric Prydz, Deadmau5. But we also love a lot of different music, like rock (blink-182) or pop (Owl City).
 
There are many different elements in your music, and the lines between the sub-genres blur more and more everyday. If you had to classify your music, what would it be?

We don’t usually classify our music but if we had to, we would say big room electro pop or something…
 
If you weren’t in the music industry right now, what would you guys be doing?
 
We’d be making some serious cheese from our country, like Camembert, Livarot, Pont-l’Évêque and Neufchâtel.

In the recent reign of EDM in the past year, there has been more and more backlash on the use of drugs at festivals. How do you guys feel about the stigma of EDM music and the instances of the use of drugs such as Molly?

We didn’t know about this stigma. I guess USA are kind of discovering raves.
 
Where is your favourite place to perform?

Tokyo for sure! We have a lot of great memories of it.
 
What is one festival you’d wish to headline at?

The hottest!
 
What do you do when you feel uninspired and unable to create new music?

We play video games or we cook.
 
How did you two meet, and when did BeatauCue come to be?

We met at middle school and started BeatauCue later after high school.
 
Where do you see yourselves in five years?

In front of our computers, making beats and cheese.
 
For people who haven’t yet been introduced to EDM, how would you try and convince someone to listen to your music in one sentence?

It’s euphoric, energetic and it’ll make you feel good.
 
If you could change one aspect of your music’s culture, what would it be? 

We love our music’s culture as it is, but having a complete, absolute, ubiquitous knowledge of all the music of the world would be cool, maybe.

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Check out BeatauCue’s most recently released EP Kyllan here