PHOTOGRAPHER: GERALD LE VAN CHAU
FASHION EDITOR: KEITH S. WASHINGTON
After countless remixes and stellar performances from Mexico to Tokyo the Paris based electro duo Jupiter: Quarles and Amelie arranged there second album: Bandana Republic on Kitsune Records. For the first time Jupiter has recorded an album in Los Angeles and Paris.
With the assistants of the decadent private garden of the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre in Paris 4SEE Magazin managed to meet Jupiter for an informative Q&A.
If you could be in a cover band who would it be?
Quarles: Guns N Roses, I would actually have the time of my life playing Slash’s licks.
Amelie:: The Doors, I would do an awesome Ray Manzarek impersonation.
Favorite cartoon as a kid?
Quarles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I am totally obsessed.
Amelie: The same! But I didn’t want to eat pizza until I saw this cartoon. It was a great revelation!
How many records do you both roughly own together?
Between the both of us probably around 150 LPs.
What would your porn star names be?
(Last name is the street you grew up on and your first name is your first pet’s name)
Quarles: M Schumann
Amelie: Laska Joffre
Quarles: Roland Jupiter 8, it is so versatile and yet powerful at the same time and a great name too!
Amelie: The same!
AMELIE: Sunglasses by FENDI PARADEYES Colour White Jumpsuit by TOGA QUARLES: Abstract Ice Blue sunglasses by DIOR Style Abstract. Metallic Leather Jacket by John Lawrence Sullivan Jeans by A.P.C and T-shirt Vintage.
If you could collaborate to make a track with anyone alive or deceased who would it be?
Quarles: Eazy-E, because he’s all over the media right now after being kinda forgotten for 20 years.
Amelie: Maybe Lee Hazlewood?
Its 7AM via at an after party that would you request Champagne or Wine?
Quarles: Champagne. Much better hangovers!
Amelie: Definitely Champagne.
What is required before JUPITER takes the stage?
Quarles: I practice my vocals. Because there’s always room for improvement as far as I’m concerned.
Amelie: Yeah, we practice vocals together and do harmonies.
McDonalds or Burger King?
Quarles: Burger King. Strangely, I’ve been waiting for them to come back to France for over 10 years now. But I don’t really care anymore…
Amelia: To be honest neither one! I prefer In N Out!
Favorite pair of sunglasses?
Quarles: Ray-Ban folding wayfarers. They’re the biggest frames they have and I have a huge head. They also look sharp too.
Amelie: Sorry don’t really have one, I change all the time!
In high school you wanted to be as an adult?
Quarles: I wanted to work for the United Nations. Fighting climate change with law and politics. Then somewhere along the way I realised I’d be so much better at something I actually enjoyed.
Maybe I should feel bad about this?
Amelie: I wanted to be an actress in plays although I never really took drama classes.
AMELIE: White sunglasses by Fendi Style: Paradeyes Leather Jacket by TOGA Jean skirt and T-shirt vintage. QUARLES: Abstract Ice Blue sunglasses by DIOR Style Abstract. Metallic Leather Jacket by John Lawrence Sullivan Jeans by A.P.C and T-shirt Vintage.
You were in California for inspiration on your most recent album BANDANA REPUBLIC what was your favorite ideal situation in California?
We went hiking in the mountains in Kings Canyon and at some point it was just the two of us on top of a mountain and there was only silence. As cliché as it might be it felt really amazing and so inspirational!
What is your favorite place to perform?
Mexico! Best crowd ever! (except maybe Japan, but we only played in Japan once so far.)
Who gets window vs aisle when traveling on tour?
Quarles: I get the window as I fall asleep as soon as I sit so I like to rest my head against the window.
Amelie: I’m not a big fan of flying so I always like to seat in the aisle to feel safer (somehow it makes sense to me!)
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HOTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE
Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is the tiniest hôtel in Paris and a great visuel surprise, hidden in the exciting district of Montmartre. Once home to the Hermès family, the Hotel opened its doors to the public in 2007. Bordered by a private garden, it features five Suites, a French Restaurant and a cocktail Bar called Le Très Particulier. In a few years, the Hotel became a unique place, haven of peace to anyone in search of a new experience and inspirational refuge to many artists.