"l guess when you know someone... you trust their opinion..."
I didn’t know I had a ‘look’! I did know I had an attitude though.. my mother never fails to pull me up on that one. I like fashion as an art form but I don’t think I could ever be a model or a designer if that’s what you mean! I would love to be involved in the fashion world musically though. Playing at fashion parties is fun
Q. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
Interview by Keran Look Loy
Photo: Kaitlin Christy
Q. You have an attitude, look, and sense of style that belongs in the Fashion world. Do you ever see that as a second career?
I am the queen of dress up parties. I take costumes way too seriously and end up spending way too much time making them. Past creations range from Robot Rock, to The Terminator (complete with glowing red eyeball) to a Barbie in a box. This week I have an ‘Indian’ themed party to go to and I’m pretty tempted to dress up as Apu from The Simpsons.
Don’t write songs about ex boyfriends unless you definitely want them to hear it… 6 months later when you’ve moved on and the song gets released it might be a bit awkward :P
Seriously though, it sounds lame but stay true to yourself and always write from the heart. Write music you believe in and if it’s good others will believe in it too
Q. Some words of inspiration for the readers
This year Kito has kind of rammed r&b into my life (in the best way possible) and I have been pretty inspired by the vocal melodies the big guns come out with, like Ciara and Tinashe. Also Lykke Li’s new album has yet again blown me away and I always find her a huge inspiration lyrically
Q. Which artists have really inspired you so far in 2014? Why?
Mainly I’m focusing on the Kito & Reija Lee project – Kito has been in the studio with GANZ this week and sending me over some super exciting demos to write on. But I don’t think I’ll be able to help myself from getting in the studio with my brother Shockone again as well
Q. Any other collaborations coming up before the end of the year?
I think Kito and I both have an eclectic taste in music so we have these big banks of influences that we draw on. Also we’re Geminis so that means a split personality each. That equals four personalities. That’s too many personalities to stick to one genre.
Q. Settling on a single genre seems to be out of your personality. Have you always been this experimental?
Is this because of our helmets? Haha.. in which case no, I don’t think so. We won’t be performing in bejeweled helmets and hiding our identity from the world if that’s what you mean!
Q. Are the two of you trying to become the Daft Punk of female electronic producers, or should we expect something totally different in the near future?
I think she pushes me as an artist. She’s pretty honest and sometimes critical which makes me write my best work. I’ve said this before about my brother as well. I guess when you know someone really well you trust their opinion and take that criticism on board. If anyone else criticized me I probably wouldn’t take it very well!
Q. You’ve done extensive work with Kito for some time now. What’s the best thing about working with her?
Q. Do you plan on doing any studio work while you’re there?
Yes! I’m actually already in Australia and taking a quick break from writing vocals to do this :P
About a million different tempos! Kito and I are inspired by a lot of different music styles so we find it pretty hard to stick to one genre or tempo in our sets! You can expect to hear lots of our originals of course, and we also love doing covers and mash ups where I sing vocals over other people’s tracks.
Q. The 2014 Australasian Tour is coming up in a few weeks. Tell us what the crowd down under can expect.