Lola Dutronic are not shy about referencing their influences. As a matter of fact, the electronic duo probably expect you to be familiar with the recordings of Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and John Barry. Then, you’ll understand why Lola Dutronic‘s clever homages to icons of a bygone era are hardly pastiches, but inspired interpretations. To achieve their signature sound, Lola Dutronic have adopted a unique multi-step method of making music, British-born producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Richard Citroen composes and compiles the instrumentation at his Toronto studio, then sends the MP3 tracks to vocalist Stephanie B, who works her magic from her home in Dusseldorf. The duo’s most recent collaboration produced Lost In Translation, a first-rate album, showcasing their gift for understanding retro without resulting to parody. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, Citroen talks candidly with Norman B about influences, working with a partner on a different continent, explicit lyrics and much more.