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DOA : It's been almost a year since we last spoke with you guys; we hear you've got some big tings going on… let’s break it down piece by piece. Ready?
NC-17: Sure lets do this!
DOA : First off, we heard you guys have some releases on Futurebound's Viper Recordings imprint coming soon? What's dropping?
NC-17: Well, there is actually a few tunes dropping. The first tune we signed to them was a tune we did with Nusense called "Just Heroes", which is deep & dark tune with heavy influences from the film Shottas. Just Heroes is probably one of our favorite tunes that we've done. We were very happy when Futurebound told us he wanted to take it. "The Keep" is the flip side to "Just Heroes", which we also did with Nusense. It's in the same vein as "Just Heroes", but a little bit more rolling. The other tune they took from us is a tune we did called "Shocker" featuring our buddy CBX, formely part of Identity. The tune was inspired by the Wes Craven film Shocker & if you'll notice most of the sounds in the tune are sounds from the film. "Shocker" was a cool experience, because it was one of the first tunes we all collab'd with online. We all put in our input & it actually turned out really good. Thing with Shawn and I especially is we tend not to like to work like that together; we much prefer working in a live setting, and most of our tunes are done like that. But since I live in Toronto & Shawn lives in Ohio, sometimes it's hard for us to get into the studio together, but this time the online experience worked because we all put in our influences on the tune & it actually turned out really good. "Shocker" is one of our heavier tunes & has been getting a lot of play Ed Rush, which is very rewarding. I think that one is due sometime this Fall.
DOA : A lil' birdie also just hipped us on you guys getting bits signed to Hardware as well!? Can you divulge any info on what you have in store with Hardware?
NC-17: Yup, we signed a tune with Hardware. Tune is called "Attitude Era" & is forthcoming on their next EP do sometime this fall. "Attitude Era" is probably one of the biggest tunes we've done since "Slug Path" - a straight dance floor smasher with a massive bassline to go along with it. Shawn started the idea, then I did the percussions & atmospheres; Shawn then came around the studio & we finshed the tune together. It was a really good experience because the creative process of that tune flowed so easy for us. It was also very rewarding signing with the Hardware camp, as they have been interested in our beats for a long time, and they finally found one they liked enough to sign. We are very happy to be part of that camp. Clayton, Ink & Scott have been really supportive of our music & we look forward to writing more stuff in the future for those guys.
DOA : You're also embarking on a string of dates in England, no? How does it feel to be getting those props across the pond?
Peter: We're set to take on England this Fall, and we must admit it feels good. It's very hard for us to travel, as we both have careers outside of DnB, but it really feels good that people actually want see us play out there. It's pretty rewarding, especially the Hardware gig we got out there for October 31st. I remember listening to the old Konflict set at Hardware, and being so inspired by it that the next day I bought turntables & records. I must admit when we play out there I am going to get a bit nostalgic, as corny as that sounds LOL.
Shawn: Yeah, like Peter said, this has been a goal for us since day one. I always wanted to travel, and DnB has been an outlet that has made it possible for me to travel to new places. The Hardware gig also means a lot to me, because, like Peter, I've always wanted to play Hardware. But to be honest, I am just excited to get out of my country and see some new places. I am definitely looking forward to this trip.
DOA : Now, you're going to be playing at Hardware AND Swerve? How diverse is your selection that you can please both crowds?
Peter: We like it all. We make all styles of DnB, and we never want to be pigeonholed to one style. Our sets go all over the map, but depending on where we play, we tailor our sets accordingly. Obviously we won't play the same set that we play at Hardware that we do at Swerve, but, again, we just like it all.
Shawn: Peter speaks the truth. We've always been pigeonholed as these exclusively dark artists, but that is farthest from the truth. Though we do generally make darker-influenced DnB, we make all styles from liquid to rufige to tech, and when we play, we go all over the map unless it's a genre-specific event and then we play according to the style of the event. But generally our sets tend to be well-versed. I think that's due to the fact were from North America, mainly because events in North American tend not to be genre-driven shows. So when we go into a crowds we have to keep in mind that we have to please all kind of DnB fans.
DOA : Now, Peter & Shawn, one thing I know about you guys, but a lot don't, is that you share an affinity for mixed martials arts, as many fans of the DnB community do - whether its silent or out in the open. If you could pick one MMA fighter that you feel is most like you guys, or vice versa, which would it be and why?
Peter: Well, its very hard for me to pick an MMA fighter for myself. But if I had to pick an MMA artist that is like Shawn it would easily have to be Nick Diaz. Shawn reminds me so much of Nick Diaz it's uncanny, mainly because Diaz is so scrappy & generally doesn't give a fuck about anyone, and Shawn is exactly the same way. Shawn is the kind of guy who doesn't care about what other people think and is ready for all challenges, no matter what. Also Diaz is just so scrappy, and if you know Shawn like I do, you know he is one scrappy motherfucker. Plus, both are very talented. Diaz is so naturally gifted at a lot of areas in MMA, just like Shawn is with music.
Shawn: With out a doubt Rodrigo Mintour Neugria. Peter is so much like Minotouro, mainly because Minotouro has so much heart when he is in the ring and gives every ounce of everything he has in the ring, and Peter is the exact same way. Peter gives 100% to everything he does in life. It's nuts to see how driven Peter is in anything he does. If anyone has ever seen Peter DJ, in the studio or doing anything else he does, he is so passionate about everything and he literally gives everything he has. It's actually very inspiring and one of the main reasons I work with him, and why it so easy for me to work with someone like that - he is such a hard worker. Plus, both are so talented as well to match their hearts.
DOA : I've also heard that you guys follow Pro Wrestling. Who was a better Intercontinental Champion: the Honky Tonk Man or Randy Savage?
Peter: Macho Man any day of the year. I mean, yeah, Honky was one of the longest running Intercontental champions of all-time and had a lot of heat back in the day. But you just can't mach the Macho Man when it comes to his in ring capabilities. His match with Ricky "The Dragon" (Steamboat, at Wrestlemania III) was a wrestling clinic. Not to mention Macho Man used to cut great promos as well! I recently bought his new three disc set and let me tell you it was one of the best investments I've made for a wrestling DVD in ages!
Shawn: Well, unlike Peter, I hate wrestling LOL. But I do know enough that I like a guy wearing 80s shades & walking down the isle with a hot valet over a stupid Elvis impersonator.
Peter: Haha! Yeah man, we both are going with Macho on that one!
DOA : Seen any good movies lately?
Peter: Since I am the movie buff in the crew, I will answer this question. The best films I've seen in the last couple of months would have to be Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell, and I absolutely loved it! I am a huge Sam Raimi fan, and since Sam Rami has been tied up with the Spiderman series, he hasn’t made a horror film in close to 5 years. You have to keep in mind Raimi is the master mind behind the Evil Dead movies, including Army of Darkness. With Drag Me To Hell, Sam Rami goes right back to his roots, combining offbeat comedy, suspense & horror; it’s definitely one of those movies that can not be missed. Sam Raimi is back!
Another film that I really enjoyed was Observe & Report. Personally I think it was really overlooked this winter. Observe & Report is a modern-day Taxi Driver, except it's a dark, moody offbeat comedy. Loved all the performances, and really feel that this film will be discovered again in the next decade. It's one of those few films that work on many levels, and I highly recommend it.
One film that I kind of rediscovered recently is Larry Cohen's Q The Winged Serpent. I honestly forgot how entertaining it was. I recently saw this 80s classic again at showing here in Toronto, and forgot how much I loved it. I truly love monster movies and it's been a really long time since I've seen one that I've loved; watching Q reminded me of how much I love watching monster movies. Also, the method performances by Moriarty & David Carradine are awesome. If you're looking for a fun, campy horror film, I highly recommend this movie, as it will not disappoint.
DOA : Can we get a current top 10?
1. Attitude Era – NC-17 (Renegade Hardware dub)
2. Heavyweight – Fresh (Digital Soundboy)
3. Transmissions – DJ Vapour (dub)
4. Dr Butcher MD 2 – NC-17 & Cabbie (Zombie dub)
5. Binge Drinker VIP – Upbeats (Lifted dub)
6. Paper Cuts – DJ Vapour (36 Hertz)
7. Hi Top (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) – Sigma (Viper dub)
8. Do You Wanna – Nero (Viper dub)
9. Philadelphia Experiment – NC-17 & Legion (dub)
10. The Dead Pit – NC-17 & Bladerunner (Mix n Blend dub)
DOA : If you weren't producing and spinning Drum & Bass, how would you be filling those hours?
Peter: Definitly MMA, for both of us. We both train quite heavily in Martial Arts. I train at the Kombat Arts Acedemy here for Mauy Thai, BJJ & Boxing, and Shawn trains pretty heavy as well. Shawn is competing in an MMA fight this October, and I am set to have my first Maui Thai fight next year. Ironically enough, we’re both each other's corner men.
Shawn: Yeah, I'd have to agree with Pete on this one. We both love martial arts. Any free time we have together outside of the studio is usually spent sparring with each other or training in some kind of form. Both of us really enjoy it, and can’t wait till we both start competing more seriously.
DOA : Finally, you guys hit us with an exclusive promo mix; what'd you cook up in this one?
NC-17: In this mix, we've got a bit of everything, ranging from all styles of DnB. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it!
Ready for this? Fresh mix from NC-17, exclusive to the Dogs On Acid community!
Rock It - Subfocus (Ram)
::Lynx - Disco Dodo
Transmissions – DJ Vapour (36 Hertz dub)
Attitude Era - NC-17 (Renegade Hardware dub)
Heavyweight - Fresh (Digital Soundboy dub)
Porn of the Dead (Madd Remix) – DJ Vapour (36 Hertz)
Chub Rub - Ed Rush & Optical (Virus)
::Ram Trilogy - Titan
1968 - The Upbeats (Non-Vogue dub)
Binge Drinker V.I.P - The Upbeats (Lifted dub)
Paper Cuts – DJ Vapour (36 Hertz)
Anthem - Metrik (Viper dub)
::Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce - Alien Girl
Pump It Up - Cabbie (Zombie dub)
::Subfocus - Swamp Thing
Do You Wanna - Nero (Viper dub)
Swinger - Muffler (Formation dub)
::Subfocus – Time Warp
Moonraker (Uman & Identity Remix) - Karl K,Kaos & Jae Kenndy (S&S dub)
The Reward - Krooked + Body&Soul (Viper dub)
Polar Bear - DC Breaks (Viper dub)
Slug Path V.I.P - NC-17 (DSCI4 dub)
::Ram Trilogy - Human Future
Toghter (DC Breaks Remix) - DisasZt (Mainframe dub)
Renegade Terrorist (Bladerunner Remix) - Ray Keith (dub)
Shocker - NC-17 Feat CBX (Viper dub)
Klash (Gremlinz V.I.P)- Alpha Omega (Renegade Hardware dub)
Black (Bladerunner V.I.P) - DJ SS (dub)
Man With No Name - Uman (Viper dub)
::Moving Fusion – The Beginning
Zombi - NC-17 & KC (Frequency dub)
Hi Top (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) - Sigma (Viper dub)
::Roni Size & DJ Krust - Hopscotch
Bug Spray - NC-17 & KC (BRR dub)
80 Blocks - NC-17 (dub)
::Bad Company - The Nine
Fuyren - Future Signals & Audio (Subtitles)
::Prode - Cubic
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was that the one where steamboat got smacked in the throat with the bell? great fucking match, lol... damn i feel old.
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