Yet another talent from the Black Butter Records' family. The dynamic duo from London; Primo and Thomas, make grimey bass anthems. We'd like to believe that they were inspired by the likes of Redlight and the early years of Dark Sky. Seeing that the sound is very reminiscent of these two giants - that's also exactly what you can expect. Epitomising the London/UK bass sounds that we're big fans of, we were excited to find out more about these new talents! They were nice enough to do a short interview with us:
Favourite Track: Syv - Knockin'
Explain your sound to us? How would you describe it?
We find it hard to actually describe the sound we make, but I'd just say its bass driven music with a musical element. By that I mean that we always felt that club music didn't really pay attention to other sections of the track apart from the ''drop''. Most tracks would start with a 4/4 drum beat and progress in a samey boring kind of way. Our kind of aim with tracks at the moment is to start a track in one place but then take you somewhere completely different seamlessly and I guess you could say thats our vibe.
If someone asked to listen to just one track of yours, in order to understand your music better, which tracks would it be and why?
Without sounding pretentious I feel like if you hear an Syv record you know its an Syv record purely because our sort of trademark intros and vocal chops/sampling & wonky drums. I feel like every producer has their own unique way of doing the same things and that's really what separates artists from one another.
Which of your own productions are your personal favourite (and why)?
I honestly feel all this new stuff we are sitting on (which you'll be able to hear soon I promise) is our strongest material yet. We're just experimenting more with sounds & manipulating sounds and the more we experiment the better our productions are getting.
If you could collaborate with anyone world-wide (and resources weren’t an issue), who would it be and why?
Missy Elliot hands down. I have so much respect for Missy and always have. Just her vibe alone would sit so well on an Syv Record.
What’s the one thing that you absolutely love about the music scene at the moment? That reminds you every time why you chose this profession?
I think the thing that we love the most is the people we're surrounded by. There's loads of family-type vibes in the industry, which I love. For example, the bristol lot feel like family. Especially the SOBAD crew, Which is a new collective featuring my favourite artists in the game right no; Sly One, Bromley, Archive and Distro. Pretty much all the tracks i'm playing in my sets now are made by my mates. Not because they're my mates, but purely because we are all just on the same wavelength and love each others tunes. I love that.
What’s the one thing you’re cringing about at the moment, when it comes to the music scene? Something that (almost) makes you want to stop?
I wouldn't say anythings really cringing me out but I feel like too many people are playing it safe. Producers, Labels, Events, everything! I don't feel like many people are putting out music that isn't within the lines of something thats already successful. Also, the people who are aren't getting the attention that they deserve. 2015 was the rebirth of M1 House Piano and The M1 Organ Bass with any old classic r&b acapella chucked on top. That bores us. There is so much good music out there, but you'll only find it if you properly dig for it.
What’s the biggest misconception people have of the music industry?
The 1 Million Pound Record Deal.
What can we expect from you in 2016?
So many different vibes of music, collaborations and ridiculous shows including one in Amsterdam next month, where I hope to catch some of you!
What’s your opinion on the rise of the UK genres in USA?
I love the cross over but UK music will always stand out as UK music. Every country has their own take on a scene but it'll always be different no matter how hard they try. I look at it like other countries may be able to speak English but they will always have an accent of where they're from. By this is mean that no matter if they try to make UK music elements of where they're from will leak into it subconsciously.