Big Up Podcast 55 – Background Sound

Drew and Al – formally Alberto Hernandez (Enoe) and Andrew Siedenburg (Eightsix) – long-time friends and fellow New Yorkers – produce together under the name of Background Sound. Their Close EP released on Join The Dots imprint moved many hearts and people have been asking for more ever since. Well, here they are giving you 45 minutes of original and mostly unreleased material mixed into a beautiful ride, a background sound to your journey through space and time. Don’t mean to get all poetic on you, but damn, these guys deserve it. They also shared a few things we wanted to know about them. Read after the jump.



– Hello, we are Background Sound and we’re the best people to go to when…
Drew: …you want a good breakfast in the morning, ’cause we love you tenderly.
Al: …you’re in need of a Spanish & White-man dynamic duo!

– We always choose … over…
..Kickboxer over Hard Target. In other words, Van Damme without a Jheri curl mullet versus with one, or even Van Damme over Seagal for that matter.

– When we’re rich and famous, we’ll…
…write, direct, and score our own films.

– If we controlled all elevator music in the world, we’d play…
Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”. Looped. RickRoll fools all day.

– We can’t start a day in the studio without…
…a San Pellegrino Aranciata with a Broad Dyck Deli sandwich on a bagel, toasted.

– Our favorite bar in BK is…
Drew: …Henry’s Public, Cobble Hill. Speakeasy style.
Al: …I don’t know how to answer this one, ’cause I don’t have a favorite bar in BK.

– Track 15 on the mix…
Al: …is what Drew refers to as the “track of the century”. I made it so damned fast I don’t recall any real feeling.
Drew: …is the track of the century. Enoe comes correct on that one.

– Track 11 on the mix was made after…
…we finished “Close”. We were building a beat around the main lead, but it gelled once we put the Total acapella in there.

– Title of track 8 means…
…Mama Al in Paiscoofian. Don’t ask.

– We’ve got enough original material for…
…a full length album and a some EPs

– You’ll probably be into our sound if you like…
…our sound. You might be into anything really, but we’ll keep making tunes that get us moving when we make them, and just let people decide for themselves.

01. Background Sound – Goodnight To
02. Background Sound – Empathetic VIP
03. Background Sound – First of All (dub)
04. Enoe – Shortage (dub)
05. Background Sound – Unconditional
06. Background Sound – Faded VIP
07. Background Sound – ????
08. Background Sound – Mahbrain
09. Background Sound – Sympathetic
10. Background Sound – Massefem
11. Background Sound – Found Love
12. Background Sound – Hurtin’ Me
13. Background Sound – Close (Blue Daisy Closed Emotions Remix)
14. Background Sound – Confess
15. Enoe – Stare Back
16. Background Sound – Held Below
17. Eightsix – Educated
18. Eightsix – Only You
19. Eightsix – Homecoming pt. 1
20. Eightsix – Homecoming pt. 2
21. Background Sound – Pictures


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