Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Jean-Philippe aka Epik, Emcee & Producer

Antonio aka Oni, Emcee & Producer

Romain aka Luthor, Beatboxer

Laurent aka Quinch’, Keyboard

Fabrice aka Fab, Bass

Baptiste aka Bouli, Guitar

Gilles, Drums

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

Tweek was founded in 2009 by its seven members. We released 4 EPs and a debut album between 2009 and 2017. The bands name comes from the verb to tweak which we always strive to do; We try, change, approach things with different perspectives and keep on tweaking our sound. We are in constant evolution, always challenging ourselves to do better. We come from multiple musical backgrounds; mainly hip hop but also rock, funk, electro, soul and jazz.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

The genre is hip hop mixed with electro and rock. With “Runaway”, we emphasized the synthetic component to our compositions. The song is about those times when you just want to get away from everything restraining you on a day to day basis. The will to feel free and to not be held back from being yourself. The video showcases different day to day situations where people can relate to the song, whether you’re an elderly person, a child, running outside, etc.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

The music business is very specific in Switzerland due to the lack of musical structures. Therefore, it is difficult to only be a musician and become successful, the business side to it pushes you to be more entrepreneurial about your approach.  The balance between those two roles are the most challenging in our reality.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

We met everybody in the band around the Swiss music world. In some cases, we were friends before but music is really what unites us. We started out as a plug and play band for the first 4 EPs but on this first album (2017), we decided to focus more on the production side of things. The songs were recorded and co-produced in Brussels at La Savonnerie Studio with Maxime Steiner, Daniel Bleikolm and Jean-Philippe Delacour. The song “Runaway” is the result of this collaboration. For the video we worked with a talented guy named : Made In Varma. The video was shot in different location with friends in Switzerland.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

We’ve been active since 1999 and released different projects with different formations. Since 2009, we’ve been focusing solely on TWEEK. The goal is to get to a point where we can keep making music on a full time basis while maintaining our creative integrity.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

Anything can inspire us. There’s no limit, no pre-established formula to it. We take our personal experiences and use them to fuel our artistic endeavors.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

There’s no secret! Love what you do.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Hey what’s up ! Come and enjoy the vibe with us and follow us on our social media networks.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Work work work and work harder !

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

As previously mentioned, we’ve released 4 EPs between 2009 and 2014 and we pretty much toured all over Switzerland during that time. It then took us 2 years to finish the first album which came out early 2017. We went on tour to promote the project. In terms of recognition, building a fan base and getting positive feedback from our peers have been a great accomplishment for us.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

The Swiss radios (Couleur3, La 1ère, lfm,…) and television shows (RTS, TVM3, Nyon Tv, la Télé,…) have been supporting us for a while, our music has been aired through various shows and live podcasts. It means everything to us to be on a platform that reaches out to all our potential listeners and viewers.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The lyrics are written by the two Mc’s Oni and Epik and everything is pretty much home made. When it comes to the music, we jam with the band to get ideas, riffs, impulses and improvisations or production demos brought by the MC’s who are also beatmakers. It’s a big mess at first but we always manage to single out good ideas which we then develop and push through.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols. 

There are so many but to name a few: Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Roots, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, The Beastie Boys, etc.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

We’ve collaborated with Greis, Eriah, Hook, Christophe Calpini, Aloan… In the future, we’d like to collaborate with artists with whom there’s a mutual respect for our craft. There has to be a common vibe in order to collaborate on a song or a project.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. www.tweek.ch

https://www.facebook.com/tweekofficial

https://www.instagram.com/tweek_official/

https://twitter.com/tweekofficial

https://www.youtube.com/user/tweekofficial

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6XI4yybZ4z7XBNpFK4z3JL

https://soundcloud.com/tweekofficial

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.   

smarturl.it/tweek

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

As a band, being able to play in our hometown festival Paléo which is one of the biggest festivals in Europe This was quite an achievement for us. There hasn’t really been a saddest day so far,  apart from when our music studio burnt down in 2012. But  when there are down moments, we don’t get stuck in them, we always tend to move forward by having positive perspective in everything we do.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

I guess we would invest it in our music so we can purely focus on the artistic side of things

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