LE BAIN: Congratulations on your new album, Jacques! Can we consider it an ode to Brooklyn?
JACQUES RENAULT: YES! I keep digging back into the earlier days of sampling, and this record is heavily influenced from my years of living in Brooklyn with a nod to what my idols used to do. I wanted to create a fun party album that you could throw on at home, in the car, or at the club.
As Nik puts it, "It’s a really lively and punchy, spirited, and charismatic record.” Does that match your state of mind of the last few months?
JACQUES: I spent months sampling, editing, and arranging until I had too many tracks in the works to consider. I eventually had to stop myself from working on new ideas and go back bit by bit with Nik to come up with the package we landed on. Plenty of ups and downs in the process, but looking back, I had blast working on this.