October 24, 2012

We wanted to to know what would happen in a fight between an achingly cool European music mag and a really awesome band, so we pitched them against each other in a duel to the death! That is to say, we got one to interview the other… With their European tour starting and a fresh show lined up on 18 October at Botanique in Brussels (promoted in collaboration with Urban Outfitters and free for Subbacultcha! members) we figured it was the perfect time for Subbacultcha! to have a quick chat with Nick Weiss from hazy R&B dance duo Teengirl Fantasy about fantasies and secrets.


You’ve probably been asked this a thousand times, but what’s a typical teengirl fantasy?
That’s easy. Justin Timberlake, the boys from 3T, Luke Perry from Beverly Hills 90210, Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, for the teen girls of today.

What were your fantasies as a teen boy?
I really wanted to be like Pharrell from the Neptunes when I was younger. I was pretty obsessed with him. I wanted to be like him. Also, Missy and Timbaland I admired a lot.

And as grown-ups?
I don’t need to fantasize so much anymore. My fantasies have all come true.

You lived in the Red Light District while you were studying at the Rietveld. Does Amsterdam have any more secrets for you to uncover.
There are definitely still more places we could’ve explored. For instance I always walked by this weird looking bar called ‘San Francisco’, which I never entered, but was pretty intrigued by. I’m still thinking about it actually. It’s a shame I never went there.

Does Teengirl Fantasy have any secrets they still need to explore?
I don’t know about Logan, but I don’t think I have any secrets. I walk around freely.

You put on quite an intense live show. Do weird things happen sometimes?
Not really… or at least nothing too crazy. The craziest maybe is this one time when we were playing at this big venue in New York. There were two ravers who started a fist fight during our show. One was dressed as a Dr. Seus chop head covered in LED lights. Security had to carry him out of the venue. They held him over their head like he was stage-diving. That was pretty wild.