So BIG FOOT is essentially an amalgam of Big Space and 7ft Soundsystem. How did this come about?
MONTLE: My girlfriend told me that she was doing design for Yves (7ft sound) cause he was starting a new record label and she said I should give him some of my music for a possible release. I was nervous as shit for some reason but I ended up going to his studio under the auspices of a nice jewish dinner, played him my shit and he digged it, and then we made a song on the spot and the rest is history class.
How would you describe the sound of BIG FOOT?
BIG FOOT is all our favourite things put into one salad or broth without any ingredients overbearing each other. It’s dancehall, house, rap, dub and a whole bunch or loose funny shit we love from the era we grew up in, the weird sweet early to mid 90’s.
You’ll be performing at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival in a few weeks. How important would you say the event is in terms of the electronic scene over here, and what are you hoping to bring to the party?
Yves: Well, with so many electronic producers coming up now in CPT, it’s good to have an event that creates aspiration to rise above mediocrity and a place where talent can present itself. It’s good for the scene. As for what we can bring, I think this particular project carries a different tempo and feeling to our individual stuff, and it’s precision nonchalance.
Montle: It’s important because alot of people and not just myself deserve some credit and shine in the electronic music scene. I’ve been doing this for about 15 years solid, so it’s good to get a tid bit of recognition even though I dont really give a poo anymore. But hey, Jesus died a scum bag and woke up as a boss bitch it’s, all in due time.
Montle: Just now! just now! It’s so good youre going to want to slap your mother for not letting you get into cars with strangers cause were those dope strangers. But hey, thats just my opinion.
Yves: It’s on its way, we’re just focusing on writing as much material as we can at the moment.
What was the first record you remember both hearing and loving?
Montle: For me it was Big Daddy Kane’s “aint no half steppin” or Slick Rick “Mona Lisa”
Yves: “The Simpsons – Sing the Blues ” was the First… but I was 8.
Your favorite part of 2012 so far?
Montle: The mark of my one year anniversary with my awesome girlfriend Anthea, and the soon to be birth of my nephew Dylan Cockroft
Yves: Getting the new “stand high patrol” album.
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