For our latest bassike playlist, we teamed up with Sydney based musicians Nick Drabble and Stu Turner of Set Mo to put together the perfect ‘Sunday morning’ mix. We caught up with Nick and Stu to talk about their selection of tracks as well as their New Years resolutions and how they spend their time outside of the studio.
playlist #3 with set mo
Hey guys, we’re excited for you to be putting together our latest playlist. Did you set any new years resolutions over the holidays?
This is a random one but one of our New Year’s resolutions was to chew our food more. Apparently we all don't chew our food enough so we've been trying to slow down and really enjoy what we’re eating. We love food!
Can you tell us a little bit about how you first got into music?
We both grew up in houses where music was always playing so I think that has always had a big impact. We were into pretty different stuff growing up Nick was a hip hop head and I was into more punk and anything really noisey; I think it was that magical moment of turning 18 and going clubbing for the first time that really drew both of us to dance music. It was a natural progression of loving the tunes being played in those clubs and wanting to be the selector ourselves to eventually making that very music.
When did you start playing together?
We'd both been DJ’ing individually for a couple of years and met through playing a few of the same venues around Sydney. Initially we didn't start playing together we were just hanging out. That lead to us doing a few collaborative mixtapes and then later on making music together. All up we've been doing it together for about six years.
What’s the vibe of your bassike playlist? Any highlight tracks that you really love?
We wanted to create our perfect Sunday morning soundtrack. We wanted it to work for both those with sore heads from a big Saturday night and those who were a little better behaved and are enjoying their morning cup of coffee in the sunshine. We definitely can’t play favourites, we love all the tunes we've included for a whole bunch of reasons but some artists you might be unaware of are Christian Loeffler and Weval. These are two amazing producers we’ve come across relatively recently and absolutely love.
Where are some of your favourite places to play in Sydney?
There's a lot of great places and parties in Sydney. It's sad to say that a lot of the venues we started in are now no longer around due to the lock out laws. However, there are still some great places and also new things popping up which is exciting. We always enjoy playing Chinese Laundry and recently we did our own first ticketed show at the Civic Underground in Sydney which is a great little club with a banging sound system. Last year we also had the pleasure of playing at the Enmore Theatre and Oxford Art Factory which are both great venues and it was special for us to play there after seeing so many acts we look up to over the years.
What do you enjoy doing in your down time?
We both enjoy cooking (and eating), reading and exploring nature. Oh and banging away on a piano of course.
How would you each describe your personal style?
Nick: We both love monochrome but recently I've been rocking a fair bit of pink as well. I like my tee shirts big, jeans tailored and classic clean sneakers.
Stu: Right on that monochrome tip. I love interesting cuts and great quality fabric and finishes are essential (Guess that’s why I’m such a fan of bassike) Oversized tee and comfortable pants have got me covered.
Anything exciting coming up for you guys in 2017?
Plenty. Expect more new music from us than we’ve ever put out in a year before as well as some really exciting gigs. For those based in/near Sydney we have our second ticketed “Stamina Session” at Oxford Art Factory on the 11th of Feb which we’re very excited about. We love playing extended sets and this is an experience we launched last year where we’re able to play all night long and this time we have a few exciting surprises planned for the party.