With a support list including the likes of DVBBS, Yves V, Deorro, The Chainsmokers, Alvaro , Chuckie, Danny Avilla, Tommie Sunshine, Henry Fong, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet and countless others it’s no surprise these masked party starters from Melbourne are one of the fastest rising talents to come out of Australia. With an arsenal of productions behind them the duo have had their works featured on EDM’s premier main stages, from Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival to EDC and an official Q-Dance stage anthem! oh, all while firmly keeping their identities a closely guarded secret.. Their high energy, high impact shows see the pair blending anything from Electro, Trap & Dubstep to their signature brand of Melbourne Bounce coupled along with their loyal fans, known lovingly as the “Masklife Nation”, have seen them propelled to #9 in the InTheMix top50 national Dj poll, being hand-picked by Sol Republic as Brand Representatives AND earning their place as National Main Stage residents of Australia’s GoodLife Music Tour between the likes of Deadmau5, Hardwell, Avicii, Afrojack, Knife Party, R3Hab, Porter Robinson and more of EDM’s Royalty.
Known for their diversity; their duo’s production prowess have repeatedly climbed to the top tiers of Beatport’s charts, Releasing on labels like Dim Mak, Ministry of Sound, and Onelove and taking out numerous spots in the electro house genre, an 8 month streak as #1 in the minimal Genre whilst scoring a impressive run in the hiphop charts with a top 50 placement.
How do you feel trends in electro have shifted within the past few years?
Like any genre, electro has evolved quite a bit from when we were starting to get into it years ago, now it’s a bit more in your face and filled with energy, as opposed to the electro we were listening to like Dirty South’s remix of “It’s Too Late” or similar tracks of that time.
Styles go out of fashion and come back into fashion rapidly in the electro scene. What are some styles that you think have had the greatest longevity?
We’d say the heavier electro styles of guys like Lazy Rich and the sort have stuck around the longest, obviously within saying that they have evolved too, taking elements of complextro and progressive house, and becoming what it is today, also Dutch electro/dirty Dutch has been and we think will continue to be around for a while just cause it has its own character and following and energy.
What was the inspiration behind taking up DJing/producing for you guys?
We’re both music lovers and played a range of instruments growing up, Slice was even in an orchestra haha! I think it’s just an attraction to music and enjoying being able to create it that is why love it so much and got into it in the first place!
And what was the inspiration to take on the masked DJ persona?
Ultimately we just thought it was a cool idea to run with, we actually never really thought it was going to take off, we were going to reveal who we were 6 months after starting off. I think it was the whole anonymity thing that appealed to us, being judged and respected on the music and live performance side of things rather than personal things.
Where do you see electro heading in the near future? Is the focus on how heavy the bass is?
It’s hard to pick where it’s headed overall, I think though ‘Melbourne bounce’ will have a great year in the next 12 months, as it’s starting to see some massive support on some of the worlds biggest stages! I think it all just comes down to what people vibe on, sometimes less bass and more emotion works, sometimes its just about making it funky, and sometimes its just about melting the crowds faces with a massive drop haha.
How does Sydney’s nightlife compare to the other cities you have played in?
Sydney is cool! everyone is always down for a party and a good time, however Melbourne will always be home!