Autograf – Future Soup EP March 15, 2016 Chicago, Chillout, Daytime, House, Indie, Indie Dance, Interview, Tropical Labeled by both DJ Mag and Mixmag as ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2016, Autograf are a group on the rise. Their music was recently featured in the new Bradley Cooper movie, Burnt, and the trio has become a respected name in their genre. On Friday, the group of producers released the “Future Soup EP,” which is a collection of 5 songs intended for continuous listening from beginning to end. As the group continues to push themselves to the forefront as an established act, Autograf also continue to prove themselves as one of the most creative and original acts in dance music. Known for their unique use of instrumentation and physical art, the trio have developed an original style that few electronic acts compare to. Their live performances often incorporates Vibraphone, Live Drums, Ableton Push and MIDI Samplers. Members Mikul Wing, Louis Kha and Jake Carpenter also create original art for each Autograf release. For instance, last year they debuted their 8 foot tall, 700 lbs soup can; inspired by Andy Warhol. Needless to say, they are a very talent group of guys. Stream the Future Soup EP on Soundcloud and Spotify, as well as supporting the act by purchasing on iTunes here. We’ve also interviewed Mikul Wing from Autograf which is posted below! Enjoy. Q&A w/ Autograf Casablanca Sunset: How long have you guys been together as a group? Autograf: It’s been about two and a half years since the inception of Autograf. It all spawned from this Warhol Factory inspired party we did where we built out a bunch of art installations. After that, we put out a few remixes that gained traction faster then we expected — we started touring about a year after that. It’s been a fun journey so far. CS: Autograf released a new EP, Future Soup, on Friday. Can you tell me a little bit more about the inspiration behind the EP? A: This was the first time we wrote something as a body of work rather than singles, so it tells more of a story. CS: How would you describe your sound to someone that has never heard Autograf before? A: Not sure that we have one particular sound, but we’re really influenced by the use of mixing organic sounds with various house music elements. CS: One thing unique about your music is that you often incorporate a Vibraphone. What made you guys decide to use a Vibraphone? A: Jake was a bit of a band-nerd back in the day and one day we were all just talking about it. We knew he played drums in marching band, but the vibraphone was something a bit more unique. We found out that he had the skills for the vibraphone, so we decided to try incorporating it into what we were doing and it worked out great. CS: Now that the Future Soup EP is released, what are your plans moving forward? A: We already have some more tunes almost done. We’re just excited to put out new music and continue to tour with our new live show. CS: Any festival plans this summer? A: Our Metaphysical Tour ended about a week ago and over the weekend we played Buku Festival. We’ve already announced Lightening In A Bottle and Euphoria, but we’ve got lots more up our sleeves that we can’t speak about just yet! Thanks Mikul! Look forward to see what you guys have in store next! For more on Autograf be sure to check out their Facebook page.