Exclusive Interview with SCNDL
Next Get High celebrates its 2nd anniversary at ONYX RCA. They will be joined by international guests SCNDL. The Australian DJ & Production duo is currently ranked #11 in Australia's inthemix Top 50 people's choice awards and one of the most renowned figures of the Melbourne Bounce sound. They are best known for their track “Gipsy” and their remix of MAKJ’s “Hold Up” – both tracks hit Beatport’s Electro House Top 20 charts - and their collaboration with Timmy Trumpet called “Bleed” which even peaked on #12 in the Beatport main charts.
Siam2nite had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with SCNDL, shortly before their performance at ONYX RCA on 23rd July.
Where are you answering these questions?
In Perth in the Qantas lounge waiting for our flight to Sydney!
You are one of the most renowned figures of the up-and-coming Melbourne Bounce sound, signed on Ministry Of Sound Australia and ranked #11 at the inthemix Australia Top 50 of 2015. How did each of you get in touch with electronic dance music in the first place, how did you get into DJing and music production, how did you meet and what made you team up?
We both listened to a lot of Hardstyle when we were younger and that was probably our first experience with dance music, we fell in love with it then and it’s been a journey ever since! We met at an after party, we were both DJing separately, got drunk and decided we’d give writing music together a crack, so we spent countless hours watching YouTube tutorials on music production and I guess the rest is history!
You play and produce Electro House & Melbourne Bounce. How would you describe your own music in just a few words?
High energy dance music! We love incorporating as many influences from other genre’s as we can, we focus heavily on the melodic elements and we write the music we love!
You are best known for their track “Gypsy” and your remix of MAKJ’s “Hold Up” – both tracks hit Beatport’s Electro House Top 20 charts - and your collaboration with Timmy Trumpet called “Bleed” which even peaked on #12 in the Beatport main charts. What other tracks, remixes or mix-sets would you recommend to someone that is not yet familiar with your music?
Our remix of “Bounce Generation” by TJR & VINAI got played all across Europe by all the top guys like Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike etc… We did a collab with Henry Fong called “Ass Up” which is a definite go to in our sets! People should also check out our Remix of “Louder - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and VINAI”, and for everything else head to our Soundcloud and listen away :)
What is on your agenda for the near future and what are you currently working and focusing on?
We’ve been working hard in the studio lately, so we have a lot of new music coming out! The next couple months will be very busy with touring so we’re super excited to see all the new places and faces at the shows!
What were the best and the worst gigs you ever played and what were the funniest things ever occurred during any of your performances?
We’ve definitely had our fair share of both of these haha! We once had this show in the middle of the Australian desert (literally), when we landed there was nothing for MILES… The gig was more like a hall birthday party than a club haha. On the flipside of that, we played to 10,000 people in Canada a few months ago across 2 massive festivals! That was one of the most unreal experiences we’ve ever had, the love they had for our music was very humbling!
On 23rd July you will make your Thailand Debut at Onyx RCA on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Next Get High crew. Have you visited Thailand before? What can the Bangkok crowd expect of your upcoming performance?
We both LOVE Thailand, and have been for holidays several times before! We can’t wait to explore the streets of Bangkok again, and we’re gonna bring a HEAP of energy to the show! We’ve got a lot of new music to play at Onyx, and we’re super excited to party with everyone then!