1. Growing Up

We always loved music growing up. We both started collecting records at an early age. Wayne was more into techno, D&B and progressive. I was more into house music. We both DJed from about the age of 18, so we both have ten-plus years of experience behind us. We started doing small clubs and parties and we have really played the whole spectrum. We got into production together about six years ago and really things stepped up for us from there.

 

2. Inspirations

Our inspirations really vary I think due to our eclectic taste in music. We like to draw influences from old-school stuff varying from very classic house sounds of Masters At Work, to more UK bass stuff like 187 Lockdown and Double 99, deep stuff like Hipp-e and Halo, to older progressive stuff from Sasha and Digweed.

 

3.Your Crew

There are certain people that have been more influential in supporting us along the way in terms of influencing our sound, giving us advice and supporting our various projects through their respective labels and sets. These people include the likes of Roger Sanchez, Carl Cox and Eric Powell. We have started to build a crew with Fake Forward surrounding our new record label Habitual Recordings. These friends of ours are really the Aussie artists pushing the underground house, deep and tech sounds. Big props to the guys who we believe are the most talented in the industry right now – Benson, Jack Love, Acaddamy, Motez, MoodMachine, Ports, Magic Bird and Steve Ward.

 

4. The Music You Make

We make house in various forms, all with deep, tech and bass influences. We have a great new remix coming out on our label Habitual for two Sydney artists called Magic Bird which is very nu-disco sounding but still in the 4×4 house genre. We also have a bunch of new originals we have just finished, including a track with arguably one of the biggest vocalists in dance music in Amba Shepherd.

 

5. Music, Right Here, Right Now

We think that the scene here in Australia is diversifying. It’s not just big room EDM. There are a lot more indie clubs coming up, deep house is making a really big resurgence at the moment, and some of these nights are packing out… in general there’s a healthier vibe. The scene’s not just so narrow anymore; it’s kind of broad, harking back to the earlier days of the late ’90s. You can kind of do what you want to do here and be successful.

 

Fake Forward play the Born Electric Garden Party feat. James Zabiela, Pedestrian, Drew Hill and more at the Ivy on Saturday January 25.

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