Josh and Josh are Gosh Pith, Detroit-based psychedelic cosmic-trap. They're long lost childhood friends who reconnected in 2014 and started making music. They're booming bass and swirling synths. They're Smith and Freed.

The experimental duo has been teasing their forthcoming EP Gold Chain for months with eclectic fusion-based singles 'K9' and 'New Balance.' But with just a few days left leading up to their four-track collection, set for delivery on February 26 via B3SCI Records, the pair of Joshes open up about what to expect from their unique blend of chill.

I know you two were long-lost childhood friends, so tell me about how lost became found.

Smith: We connected through a friend that was a spiritual advisor of sorts. He was this really tall cool-ass dude. We didn't realize that he was our link to have us connect again. When I moved to Ann Arbor where Josh was living a year prior, he told me that we should link. And also, one of our friends Jordan, pushed us into a musical collaboration. It was really natural. There wasn’t really any pressure. We were just trying to push each other to make the dopest shit all the time. It\s just been a cool journey.

Freed: After we reconnected, the first day we made a few songs and then we made another song at least together for a long time after that.

Smith: And no, most of it never reached the light of day.

You two initially met as kids in Ontario and you reconnected when you were going to University in Michigan. What were you guys going to school for initially and then how did forming the duo change the direction of your lives?

Smith: When I started going to University, I didn't really know what I was going to school for. After, I started learning a lot of higher thinking realms. I started studying American culture, which is big on alternative history, minorities and people who don't have a voice in history. I think my experiences with Josh pushed me more creatively and politically as a member of society to try and think in new ways off the beaten path.

Freed: Still, we didn't really put much time necessarily into what we were studying in school. It's interesting to be creative and working on music but still everyday have to be grounded in something institutionalized. It informs the music in a subtle way.

Josh Smith, you grew up on psychedelic rock and Josh Freed, you grew up on boom-bap. Your music, especially your recent work, there is obviously a deeply infused R&B flare and pop melodies. How have you blended your current sonic obsessions to form the music that we'll be hearing on your upcoming EP Gold Chain?

Smith: I think that we're just very permeable souls. We're influenced by our friends and our city and what we hear so we were listening to a ton of Travi$ Scott and mobbing to dope hip-hop that we like now and alternative rap, I think we're able to jump into that type of stuff early, because we had our upbringing of what our parents showed us like psych rock and boom bap and D'angelo, The Roots and Dilla, it let us be open and find our sound.

Freed: We're both 25 and we're the children of the internet so while that's what we might have grown up on, it did lead us to an open-minded place. Because what we were listening to when we were younger was not mainstream or anything that our peers or young kids were listening to but like Josh said, being permeable and open-minded and ready to absorb music is just how we came up and came about.

Millennials and younger music fans now, we're living in a post-genre place anyways. And I was reading an interview and you had this really amazing quote where you said, "a genre is a cosmic trap at the end of the day." In reference to the fact that you call your music cosmic trap so that's a relevant statement.

Smith: When we first started putting out music, a lot of shit was trap. Oh, Bryson Tiller's Trapsoul is dope and then there was trap jazz, trap pop, so everyone was like, this is just more trap. I was like, bro, this is cosmic trap. Fuck all that, we're trying to carve our own path.

With your latest EP, I read that the songs were written and recorded in all different places and you were quoted as saying that you write like you're smoking a joint, you pass it back it back and forth to each other and that's how you guys collaborate. That was with your previous EP, but now with your forthcoming project, how has your process evolved and has that impacted the cohesion of your project?

Freed: That passing the joint back and forth thing, I don't even remember either of us ever saying that but that's so beautiful because it's exactly what it is. That method of collaboration is maybe even more in the forefront of how we work now. We've been working on this whole EP out of a studio in Detroit that our friend set up called Assemble Sound and a bunch of Detroit musicians basically bought an old abandoned church in a cool neighbourhood and they've been turning into this very cool, very open-minded space for musicians to work and help share their stuff.

Smith: When you're in Detroit, people aren't pushing each other's stuff or collaborating to make it better. And we moved to Detroit and we're super about that. This place, we just stumbled into it.

Freed: And the typical song work-flow for us is, one of us will be in the church working and the other one will come through and we'll pass it off and the other will leave. We trade it off. I'll go home and Josh will send me stuff from the church and I'll work on it at home.

What do you guys want to say or at least contribute through vibes on your forthcoming EP?

Smith: This EP is all about being in love and desiring something to the point where you just forget everything else. You forget that you might be naïve and when you fall in love, you just don’t give a fuck about anything else. A gold chain is something that a lot of people desire and it could be a bling shackle or it could be amazing.

And now in a literal sense of the title, if you could custom make your own diamond-gleaming custom pendant, what would it be?

Smith: Whatever my girl wants. I wear thin gold chain every day that you can’t even see.

So you wouldn’t do any Gucci Mane or Jeezy Snowman type thing? You’re good with the humble chain.

Freed: I wouldn’t rule it out but I guess we’ll focus on getting people to buy our t-shirts first.