How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?
I met the guys when they came to my recording studio in Cardiff Bay at the time (Screamadelica Studios) to record their debut mixtape. I already had my own project called Bleed Electric which was a fun project I was working on where the one rule was that everything done had to be electric in some way – initially it was just synths and drum machines but that soon progressed into electric guitar and bass etc too. I had 10-12 songs put together with a concept and asked the guys to be a part of it. I was blown away by their lyricism and spitting skills so we literally kept doing one studio day every week for 3 years amassing 60+ songs. Since then I have moved to New York and we are still releasing the stuff we did back then, 2013 will see our first crack at transatlantic working so we’ll see how that goes!
How would you describe your music?
Our slogan has always been “Future Fresh Music” and our music is pretty much anything goes. The one constant is Hip-Hop but other than that we surf across all sorts of genres from Dance to Dubstep and Classical to Death Metal. We are always open to trying something and not being afraid to break out of the boxes people always try so hard to put us into.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
Halloween saw the release of our 4th EP titled This is my masterpiece. All of these EPs are available on iTunes, Soundcloud (for free download) and Spotify so please go and check them out and leave us messages if you dig what we’re doing. Early 2013 our aim is to release a Z-sides album where we basically trawl through all of our old hard drives and showcase any previously unheard tracks from the vaults before we start working on some new material and probably a debut album during 2013.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
I would love to collaborate with Kanye West on a beat. He is an awesome producer that pushes boundaries and we push production boundaries in ways he doesn’t. Mixing those two forward thinking production styles might make something very special.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
The Beatles – The White album because it’s a double disc which gives you more songs and the eclecticism on that album is awesome, from weird 20’s sounding Martha My Dear to the song that Charles Manson blamed for killing all those people (Helter Skelter), to Blues (Why Don’t We Do It In The Road and Yer Blues) to George Harrison’s best ever song (While My Guitar Gently Weeps), to my favorite ever Beatles song Happiness is a Warm Gun! There’s even the Disney-esque Goodnight, the acoustic weirdness of Rocky Racoon and The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill all the way to the song I wish I had written (Blackbird). There are many more reasons but that pretty much gives you an idea of why The White Album by The Beatles would make the perfect desert island accompaniment.
(Answers by Chris)