Nice Up The Dance! Celebrating the Influence of UK Sound Systems

Farah have partnered with the award-winning Rampage Sound System to create a mini documentary celebrating the influence of sound systems in the UK from the early sound systems at Notting Hill Carnival to the massive impact the culture has had on the urban UK music landscape today.  Contributors include the BBC’s Soul and R&B figurehead Trevor Nelson MBE, godfather of UK hip hop and Carnival veteran Rodney P, pioneer of the grime scene and Boy Better Know member Jammer, reggae and dancehall champion Toddla T who recently fronted 1xtra’s Jamaican tour, Tipper Irie from the iconic Saxon Studio International sound system, UK reggae and sound system legend Sweetie Ireand authority on black music in the UK, head of music at Westminster University and former member of Steel Pulse, Mykaell Riley.  The film is fronted by Treble T from Rampage Sound System.

For its Autumn / Winter 2017 campaign, Farah draws inspiration from sound system culture to create a collection that pays homage to these pioneers of style and looks beyond the clothing to draw influence from club night posters, carnival sound systems and record sleeves to capture the vibrancy of life in Westbourne Park in 1975.

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‘Not Another Grime Artist’ – Discussing The Transcendence of Yungen

 

It’s no big secret that over the last few years grime music has broken back into the mainstream and been introduced to a whole new wave of listeners and supporters. Despite some scepticism to the rise, it’s undeniable that it has allowed underground and independent artists new and seasoned to flourish.

The case of Yungen is different, however – in truth it’d be wrong to label Yungen as a solely “grime artist”  – his musicality transcends genres and while many have tried to place his music into simple one-size-fits all boxes, it is, in fact, his ability as a songwriter to work in several disciplines of music which has always seen him flourish regardless of the trending musical climate.

Just off a headline show at Jamaica House 2017 and with ‘Bestie’ bursting into the UK Top 20 – we caught up with Yungen to discuss his musical journey, labels and growth.

 

FAULT: As a songwriter, where do you look for inspiration?

Yungen: I get most of my inspiration just being out and driving. When I’m sat down in a writing session, it’s difficult to just start from scratch; I need prior inspiration before I just start.

Has not releasing music which fits into solely one genre made it harder on you as an artist?

I think it’s helped me because when times have changed and music has developed, not being able to put me in a box has allowed me to stay relevant. In the last few years with grime and afro bashment-rave being in, to be able to do everything has helped me release music people are vibing at the time.

 

Is it hard when people say “Yungen, the grime artist” and put you into that one box when you work across a number of different genres?

A little bit – I feel like me being called grime MC is because I came in at its peak. Me doing grime they’d call me grime but years before I was called a UK rapper and now after ‘Bestie’ they’d probably call me an afro-beat artist [laughs]. I don’t mind that I have been labelled as this or that because I know I’m not just one kind of artist and it’s on me to always make that clear.

 

A lot of new fans have jumped on to the grime very quickly – do you think this sharp rise is going to help or hurt the genre in the long run?

I don’t believe that it’s going to hurt the genre. I think grime has just been opened up to a wider audience especially with people like Stormzy who are killing it and giving all the younger MCs coming up more opportunities.

Are you a fan of large stages or do you prefer the smaller venues and session gigs where it’s just you and the music?

I enjoy performing, it’s one of the biggest perks that comes with it. A couple of years ago I went on tour with Naughty Boy across the world, and that was a big experience for me, and it made me see a different side to performing in smaller clubs.

 

What’s been the best part of your musical journey so far?

There have been so many different moments that have been iconic for me. Signing a record deal and being able to put out songs and charting. Being on tour with other people and putting on my tour has been cool.

 

‘Bestie’ has blown up and become one of the hottest records this summer, do you ever worry about topping the high bar you’ve set for yourself?

No, I’m not worried, it just made me excited for my next one. With ‘Bestie’ I had a plan when I made it, and I had a plan of what I want to release after, I didn’t expect it to go as big as it did but I’ve always had a long-term goal, and I’m excited about the next move.

 

What are you listening to at the moment?

I listen to everything really – a lot of R&B and rap and whats popping at the moment.

 

What’s changed the most about you since the debut?

I’d say I’ve grown and learnt a lot about the industry and the strategies of putting out new stuff. Going from being independent and to signing a record deal, it’s good to learn everything involved.

 

If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be?

It’d be to learn more and be smarter on the business side of music – I’ve learnt it along the way now, but it’d have been good to have known how things work from the get go.

 

What is the big dream?

When I first started, I didn’t think I”d be here now, and because I’ve met what my target is so now, I’m just setting myself new goals every week.

 

What is your FAULT?

I don’t like going out much, and I’m antisocial with going out. I’m more happy at home with my boys or in the studio, so maybe I need to start going out and enjoying life a bit more.

Exclusive backstage portrait photo gallery at Reading Festival 2017

We headed down to Reading festival to document the backstage goings on. As one of the most prolific festivals in the UK, this year saw the likes of Kasabian, Eminem and Muse headline.

We were backstage to catch all the action, and asked 48 of this year’s lineup: “What is your festival FAULT?”

Charli XCX

“I was playing a festival in Finland but I had food poisoning and had to keep a bucket behind the drummer because I was just going to throw up at any moment, but managed to keep it in. After I finished I just went for it!”

Sigrid

“My worst festival habit is that I get a bit too over-excited and I overestimate how much I can do on stage and always almost fall. I have a lead on my mic and always get tangled up in it… but almost falling is better than actually falling!”

PVRIS

[Brad] “I was in a mosh pit at a festival and I had my nose broken. I went to the emergency response people who set my nose back in place and went back out and started moshing. I’m a mosh boy.”

While She Sleeps

“The first time I came to a festival, I paid. The second time, I worked it. Third time, I broke in. The fourth, I’m playing it.”

Pale Waves

“We were at Leeds Festival and woke up to find my tent cover had been pulled off. My mate was like, ‘do you want me to pull it back over for you?’, so he did and someone had shit on it and wiped their arse on the tent.”

Zeal and Ardor

“I was at a festival doing a gig and I was really thirsty. I saw some water bottles so I grabbed one and took about ten sips. It was a little bitter and I went on to have what must have been the most emotional festival of my life… that ‘water’ was laced with I don’t know what but I had a wonderful time and guess that’s what you get for stealing someone’s water.”

Vukovi

“We were filming a live music video and one of us slipped and dislocated a knee so we had to cancel and re-film a couple months later…”

The Americas

“We are just a big calamity really. My guitar breaks, without fail, every show. Vomit is always involved at some point… we have so many faults!”

X Ambassadors

“We were standing on stage, about to play and our monitor board had gotten damaged on the flight – but we didn’t know this yet. We’re waiting, couldn’t hear anything, 5 mins go by… 10 mins… 15-20 minutes go by… 10,000 people are waiting to see us. I just went out there and played with an acoustic guitar on my own.”

The LaFontaines

[Jamie] “We were headlining a festival and I had never been at a festival before; I got so drunk I got caught smoking a spliff and the police kicked me out and we were not even able to play.”

Pins

“Just now I managed to put a hole in the drum. Oh, and maybe sometimes being accidentally too sexy.”

Architects

“We were at a festival once and we all got really drunk and poured beer over each other, but thats what happens when you drink. We don’t wanna say ‘don’t drink too much’ because that’s boring at a festival!”

Saint PHNX

[Stevie] “Alan’s biggest festival fault is farting on the tour bus. He is absolutely disgusting, he is rotten.”

[Alan] “Stevie’s biggest fault is that he stinks and he picks his nose and eats it.”

Breaking Benjamin

“We were in Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio and we had a small trailer/dressing room… when time came to do the show we got locked inside the trailer and had to climb out the window – but instead of helping the crew just stood about laughing and filming us struggle”

Anna Straker

“At Glastonbury my mic stopped working. No one knew why; I got halfway through the song and we finally got the mic started and had to start again but in the meantime, I was left standing there!”

The Sherlocks

“On Friday night we were asleep on the bus and our sound engineer started screaming, ‘help, help, emergency, stop, stop!’. He was having a night terror and thought he was driving the tour bus, so he was stood up in his bed trying to apply the imaginary breaks for like 5 minutes. He woke up and was like I’m sorry everyone, I was dreaming.”

Against The Current

[Chrissy] “So I was at Leeds a couple of days ago trying to get into the backstage area, and they were holding up the guests. I got waved at by security and this female bouncer got really mad and thought I was jumping the queue so she punched me in the arm. It really hurt but I was so shocked I didn’t know what to do! So bizarre…”

The Hunna

[Ryan] “Hands down it’s gotta be me losing my passport in Hamburg. The police let me in the country for the night, then the next morning we went to the embassy to get a one-day passport. It was a nightmare, apparently my passport ended up in Cyprus.”

Ray BLK

“I had a performance on Friday and the times were mixed up and no one was told about it. So I was doing my set and I literally watched everyone walk away. It was so embarrassing!”

Haus

“3 years ago we played a gig. I’d had no sleep, was wrecked, and my voice just blew out on stage. I didn’t know what to do. Off stage my sister had a bottle of rum… I claimed that I didn’t make it back to the tent; I passed out, pissed myself, woke up in my own vomit and heard a lot of stories… I literally could not talk!”

Judas

[Todd] “I went on stage and put my guitar behind my amp but it had been moved in the time that I had been away from stage. I went on stage to play and pick up my guitar and couldn’t find it.. I must have been faster than Usain Bolt; I had to sprint to side of stage and grab it carry on with the set.”

“Letting Todd in the band.”

Yonaka

[George] “I got real drunk once and I couldn’t get into the tent. I was so wrecked they found me the next day passed out on top of the tent with a stolen bottle of rum…”

Barns Courtney

“I did a gig in Milwaukee. The crowd was really far back from the stage so I thought, ‘I have to get closer.’ I thought it would be a really great thing to get down there, so I jumped off thinking it was grass down there. Turns out it was concrete and I broke my foot in 5 different places. Managed to finish the set though… and I didn’t want people see me cry!”

Counterfeit.

[Roland] “I’m always falling over – like literally always, but at a festival that’s OK it’s expected”

[Jamie] “Always know where to pitch your tent – never do it in the walkway because it’ll get trashed.”

Picture This

“We are not very rock and roll – we don’t really drink and we are very disciplined and proper into the creative side of things!”

Jimmy Eat World

“You’re gonna be so bummed out, we’re all good boys, but I have one story.. we were at this festival in Belgium once and I ate five waffles. I felt so sick…”

Deap Vally

[Lindsey] “Today right before we went on stage I had to pee really desperately, so I went in the shower because it was the closest thing I could find, and then I accidentally turned on the shower and soaked myself before the set. But you know what it was really refreshing and I felt so great during our set!”

Louis Berry

“Security who don’t know what they’re doing, telling me to go here and there and calling me a prick for no reason really pissed me off.”

The Orwells

“Having to wait here in the sun roasting, it’s the worst shit ever! Other than that, our festivals have been amazing, we have killed it every year”

TOKiMONSTA

“I had my music stop during a set and I had to just stand there and talk to the audience while it was fixed… and I once fell while leaving the stage – but I was wearing 6inch heels!”

Huw Stephens

“My festival fault is I once went on stage to introduce a band and I forgot the name, so had to walk off stage and pretend it was a fault with the microphone whilst finding out the band’s name before coming back. I styled it out!”

Puppy

“Projectile vomiting at most festivals – it seems we haven’t done it at Reading yet, but the night is still young.”

Olly Chamberlain

“I was playing at a bar once and I just fell off the stage right on my face. I got back up, played the last bar on my guitar and shamefully hobbled off stage…”

Oh Wonder

[Anthony] “You know the mosquito mesh at the top of your tent? Well, someone was sick through mine once while I was sleeping and I was covered in vomit. It was delicious.”

[Josephine] “I turned up to my first festival and forgot to bring a tent, but i thought, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll just borrow one, it’ll be fine’. I was young!”

The Amity Affliction

“One of us nearly died cos we were drinking so much.”

Circa Waves

[Kieran] “Sam usually throws his bass in the tents but always misses and it crashes to the floor. As for me, I’m faultless!”

Anteros

[Laura] “Last year, we didn’t realise it was gonna be so muddy and the van got stuck in the mud… we had an hour before our set and I had to walk to the backstage area in my night dress. It was freezing but what no one told me is that it was see through – so these guys’ biggest fault is not telling me my night dress was see through!”

You Me At Six

[Dan] “I was at a festival as a punter. I was about 16 and I was watching Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I really needed a piss so I had my mates huddle round me while I peed in a cup, but they decided mid-pee to move away, so there I was standing there with it in a cup – and yes, just like Chris from Love Island, it does touch the bottom!”

You Me At Six

[Josh] “Realistically every time I open my mouth on the mic in front of how many thousand people that is somewhat hazardous! When I’m not singing, it has to be when I try and channel my inner Ricky Gervais in between songs – it usually ends quite badly, not as funny as I think I am, maybe!”

Bastille

“We were at a festival, at a Muse gig, and I had a few gins so my balance wasn’t great, and I fell and twisted my ankle, so while the rest of the guys were at the after party I was sitting in a Polish hospital.”

Dillon Francis

“Maybe walking off stage in Australia… but it was called for!”

LANY

“We just played Summer Sonic in Japan, and I nearly ate it on stage. It was so embarrassing but I managed to style it out. Had to pretend I was break dancing.”

Sundara Karma

[Oscar] “We played Latitude in 2015 and we still getting used to the whole rider situation. We were getting free alcohol, we got really drunk beforehand on a litre of vodka and then went on stage. I went in for a crowd surf, underestimated the strength of the crowd and just got dropped on my face. I really hurt my ribs but didn’t realise until the next morning.”

Glass Animals

“We got so wasted for a festival in Switzerland for so many days in a row that we had to cancel the show. We drank so much, got on stage and nothing came out of my mouth so we had to cancel. So yeah, not great.”

Stefflon Don

“I was told before one of my shows that we had to cut short the set time, so when I saw my manager signalling from side of stage in the middle of my song Real Ting, I cut it short. When I got off stage my manager said to me ‘No, Stef, I said go into the crowd.’ I felt so bad ’cause Real Ting was the song they were waiting for and I saw all my fans faces were disappointed, so yeah I felt really bad…”

Delta Heavy

“We took a wheeled suitcase to Glastonbury last year and literally had to drag it through the mud. Not fun…”

Jacob Plant

“We were about to go on stage at Glastonbury and we didn’t know our sound monitor had broken, so we’re standing on stage in front of 20,000 fans and there was no sound.. our set was only 20 minutes, so after 15 we just went out there acoustic and did a couple songs. We felt so bad but it turned out really good.”

The Big Moon

[Jules] “I broke a tooth having sex with my boyfriend in my tent…”

Anne-Marie

“Whenever I have a show in another country, I try to learn their language. We had a show in Germany and I was sweating out ’cause I was proper hot, and I asked my pianist who said he’d learned German in school. I said ‘what is “I am hot” in German?’ and he said its ‘ich bin heist’. So the next show, I was shouting ‘ich bin heist’ and everyone was laughing. I just thought it was because 0f my accent. I came off stage and I had loads of tweets quoting me as saying I was sexy. Yeah, so that was embarrassing”

Photography Jack Alexander

Words Jade Cunningham

We headed to Bulldog Gin’s new partnership event at Neverland London

Neverland London are bringing serious summer vibes with their beach-themed getaway. We headed down on Sunday to make the most of what’s left of summer 2017.

BULLDOG Gin have teamed up with Neverland London – London’s only Thameside beach venue – to create the illusion of being on holiday right in the city. We popped down to their alfresco brunch offering, which runs with a new brunch menu with as of 13th August. There’s unlimited (!!!) prosecco, cider or bespoke Neverland House Cocktails which have been specially curated by BULLDOG Gin.

After the success of the initial BULLDOG Brunch series last month at London’s latest rooftop hotspot, SISU, on Sunday 20th August BULLDOG Gin, in partnership with the legendary Pikes Hotel, will be combining Neverland’s brunch offering with Ibiza’s historic party culture; featuring special guest DJs, gin cocktails and more! Check out some of the gallery below.

 

Celebrating 10 years of ‘Made of Bricks’ with Kate Nash

As soon as Kate Nash announced a tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of ‘Made of Bricks’, we knew we had to be there. On 9th August, Kate performed the first of two shows at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, so we caught her backstage for an exclusive chat and shoot.

You’ve smashed your Kickstarter Campaign, were you expecting the support you’ve received?
I was nervous the whole way through, so nerve-wracking! I’m so excited to put out my fourth record, it’ll defo be out by February 2018!

Tell us about Glow, the new Netflix series you’re in…
Glow is sick, it’s so cool! I’m surrounded by amazing female energy, it’s so powerful, it’s really magical.

And what about your new video for ‘Call Me’?
Yeaaahhh, it was filmed where my mum works, Michael Sabel House Hospice. The song is about using what you’ve been through to help other people. My mum’s a nurse and has used her experience to help other people her whole life, and the patients support each other too. It’s a really special place to me. One of my friends died there. Also, people at the hospice wanted to change the perception of what people see a hospice as – it’s not a dark, horrible place but really bright, light and positive, and the patients get massages, meditation therapy, they socialise, there’s music and really good care and treatment. I met this amazing 94 year old woman and she whispered “come back” then winked at me when she walked away. She’s my idol.

Ten years – especially in the music industry – is such a long period, and yet Made of Bricks has stood the test of time. Are you surprised by the reaction of your fans?
I wanted to do something special. It’s crazy taking in that much love from the crowd. We’ve got through so many highs and lows together. I’ve done toilet tours to arenas, no one is solidly in one place ever, you have to be okay with that and work through the difficult time. It’s so nice to do a big joyous tour, it’s so overwhelming, the whole team’s just crying all the time cause its evoking so many memories. ‘Skeleton Song’ has been so emotional to play. My fans are the weirdos/outsiders/cool people that stand out, they all come together and are there for each other, it shows the true meaning of music.

You’re passionate about womens rights – do you think gender equality is becoming more prominent in the music industry?
There was a period of time where things got better, but now I feel like we’re in this low zone again behind the scenes, like yes there’s so many women in music, but it seems no one knows who they are, they’re not getting the exposure. Record labels are scared shitless of putting something out there that’s unique; they’re not willing to put themselves on the line to break the mould. Solo female artists can’t break through and they’re told to feature on dance tracks. I feel really passionate about it and encourage female artists to stay independent for as long as possible. The internet is so powerful now, it’s right at your fingertips and you can get that connection with people – fuck labels. I haven’t had any radio or label support for the past five years, and here I am doing two nights at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. It doesn’t matter because I’ve built such a strong connection with my fans.

What advice would you give to young female solo artists trying to break into the industry?
It’s brutal but I think artists need to see their power. Don’t work with people unless you feel their being innovative. I just don’t trust labels at the moment. I’m not saying I would never go back, it’s just it’d have to be with someone who was being really innovative.

You quote tonight’s venue – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – as your favourite. But is there anywhere you’d love to play in the world on this tour?
Australia & Japan so bad. I really want to go back.

If you could collaborate with anyone ever, who would it be?

Stevie Nicks, MIA, Dolly Parton & Cher obviously.

What’s the most important message you want to share with the world?
I’ve learnt loving yourself is the most important thing in the world. To try and sit comfortably with who you are is the most difficult and important thing to do in your lifetime. It’s the only thing worth striving for. We put out so much energy pining for things or people, getting abused, taking in shit and negative energy from people, we feed ourselves with the love we’re trying desperately to get from someone else and we obsess over other people. When I sing “Nicest Thing,” at the end I feel like you should be your own nicest thing, if you love yourself as much as you stalk/pine/obsess over someone else, you’ll be in such a good place.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
My fave food is avocado, I feel like I would meditate and eat avocados. I love eating healthily, it gives me life.

What is your FAULT?

I’m always late. I’m always 2 hours late for everything. Time doesn’t exist in my brain, I was the last kid in the class to learn the time. Time just doesn’t make sense to me.

Watch the video for ‘Call Me’ below, and find Kate on Instagram.

Words Lucy Holmes

Photography Charlotte Patmore

Flight Facilities are back after 3 years in this exclusive FAULT chat

This is your first track in three years since the album ‘Down to Earth’ – what have you both been up to in between? 
 
The Orchestra shows we did with the MSO and the SSO were incredibly time consuming, as well as all the touring we had to do surrounding them. Down To Earth seemed to keep us on the road for quite a while. Couple that with the writing of new music for ourselves, and the collaborations with a few other artists. It’s been a busy few years. The frequent flyer miles are alive and well.
 
 
The new single ‘Arty Boy’ features Emma Louise who you frequently collaborate with, what makes you all so musically compatible?
More than anything, our sense of humour. Even if we’re not working with Emma, we’re having fun with her. She’s one of the funniest people we know, and constantly makes us laugh. Having that kind of relationship makes any studio environment super relaxed. Those are the best kind of conditions to work under.
What inspires your unique sound? 
The old and the new. We try to create a marriage between the music from the past, and references from today that inspire us. Trying to recreate something specific, piece by piece, can often make it sound like a boring knock off. The broad range of references we have, anywhere from classical music, to disco, even to television themes, definitely contribute to our music in a huge way. We have to think that our consideration for the obscure, but our love for pop, is helping define our sound.
 

The documentary style video features Shirin and Nasser – What inspired you both to create the video?

Well luckily this is an area we can leave to professional teams of directors and producers. All we had to do was give the thumbs up to the idea that JÜNGLINGE pitched to us. This was one of those rare occasions in which we went with the first idea we heard, because we loved it so much. But the inspiration behind our agreeing to the pitch was much the same as the reason for shooting the video: because there was such a great story to be told. People don’t necessarily realise that it’s all entirely true.

 

Christine Spangberg created the artwork for Arty Boy, did you expect her to interpret the song in that way to produce the cover?

It seemed fitting to have such a prominent artist make something unique for a song called ‘Arty Boy’. We were familiar with her work before asking her, so we had a basic idea of her style, and completely trusted her ability to come up with something perfect as a cover. We’re so happy to have it represent the song now. Someone even went so far as to get it tattooed to their arm.
 
 
You first began in Sydney in 2009 mixing other artists songs, where were you when you first heard your own music played in public? 
 
We’re not sure where we were when we first heard it. But Crave You wound up on a television ad in Australia in 2010 for a racing carnival, and that’s where our parents first heard it. That was the moment for them that they realised everything was doing okay, and that we weren’t completely lost in the world. We reckon that was a sigh of relief for everyone.
 

You have collaborated with some great people, Kylie Minogue, Reggie Watts and Bishop Nehru, who else would be a dreams to work with?

Whether it be just to write the song, or to sing it, Barry Gibb or Billy Joel would be amazing. Jamiroquai or Drake would definitely be on the dream list. We remember a few years ago talking about how great it would be to get Will Smith too. It’s hard to escape the nostalgia of the artists and songs you listened to in early high school.
 
 

What are your favourite songs from the first album?

Waking Bliss and Merimbula are each our favourite songs. They’re a little more personal and representative of the two of us as individuals. They’re also totally indulgent instrumental songs, which meant that we made them based on a sole intention of enjoying them, with no consideration of needing to appeal to an audience.
 
Do you work easily as a producing duo? Any creative differences or is it smooth sailing?
We know our strengths and weaknesses, so it’s nice to be able to lean on each other for help in the areas we feel we need it. There are always ups and downs, but the argumentative sides in us only ever come out when we’re passionate about the vision of a song, and what would help it best succeed. Creative differences always exist, but the key to healthy production relationship is being flexible in your expectations of a final result. 
 
 
How does Australian culture inspire your tracks?
 
Australia is so critical of anything, that it’s pretty good at keeping artists level headed. It’s also its own version of quality control. We’ve found other countries like America can be unconditionally supportive of artists, and while that’s a beautiful trait to have, it can sometimes lead to creatives thinking every stroke is God’s gift. Australians don’t mind telling you something sucks.
 

What’s the craziest experience you’ve both had on tour?

When we played in Columbia in about 2011, the power cut when we were two songs in. When they tried to move our stage closer to a different generator, it collapsed with us on it. Someone lost a finger and another guy hurt his leg. We didn’t go back on after that so we basically flew thousands of miles around the world, to DJ for two songs.
 
What have you got coming up this year? Is a new album on the horizon?
 
We’re in the ball park of having enough content for a new album, but we’re looking at other ways of releasing it. The industry has changed so much that we’re favouring the release of singles again. The consistent release of music worked so well for us the first time, we’re considering following that path once more. It’s certainly easier for people to digest our music that way. It’s a weekly talk with us at the moment, and the true answer is, “we don’t know”.
 
Thinking about the future of the electronic music scene, what do you both hope to see? 
 
In general we hope to see people creating something new. Electronic music is one of those industries where you don’t need more than a computer to create it. So a lot of artists get in the habit of following each other and making the same songs. It’s great to see trailblazers like Rufus or Disclosure setting a mature example for the possibilities of pop crossed with dance, while not having to resort to EDM as so many others have. 
 

Who are your favourite upcoming artists out there that we should check out?

We always used to answer this question with ‘Client Liaison’, but theyre are not exactly upcoming anymore, because they’ve just played some huge shows back here in Australia. But we can’t stress enough how much the rest of the world needs to know about them. They embody everything that’s great about Australia, while making some insanely catchy hooks. If you can attend one of their shows without letting go and having a great time, I’m not so sure we’d get along.

DeQn Sue debuts new track ‘Hello Neighbor’ exclusively on FAULT

Today we exclusively premiere a new track from DeQn Sue (pronounced Deacon Sue). Her music has been described as ‘alternative pop with a sharp lyrical edge bursting with message and humor.’The Alabama native creates a fusion of Funk, R&B and Pop.

“I want to make music that lasts. Music that you will think about for years to come,” she has previously said. So does it stand the test of time? We think so. Find out below!

 

Find DeQn Sue on Instagram.

‘Robotina’ – Exclusive FAULT Fashion Editorial

 

Photographer: Pablo Costano

Producer: Nacho Gimenez

Styling: Mariela Ortega

MUA: Luigi Chamorro

Model: Jessica Whitlow

Photographer Assit: Manuel Rojas