Mike Stroud and Evan Mast are the men behind Ratatat , one of electronic music’s rising stars. The duo’s chest-pounding instrumentals and innovative hip-hop remixes have earned them serious credibility and fans in high places. Shortly after the group’s formation they were signed to XL records and have toured with the likes of Daft Punk, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and Bjork. In this episode of Rehearsal Space Mike and Evan talk about the serendipity of their success and how their music always sounds like “a really bad idea” on paper. They delve into their creative process, sharing a few tips for innovative sounds and stress the importance of never losing your original musical intent.
Producer: Mike Raffensperger, Katie Camosy
Director of Photography: Matthew Hendershot
Editor: Matthew Hendershot