How popular is the Groove, Dubby Disco sound in East London?
Yeah the House and Disco sound is really popular in East London. East London is bursting at the seams with cool music and great club nights. To be honest, there is a great scene for all sorts of music. People generally love to go out and party, so the place is buzzing.
Any specific reason you chose to go with this sound when forming your trio?
We’ve never really had a plan to go with any particular sound when we initially got together in studio. We all had a similar love for house music and just started putting sounds together that we liked. I’m not too sure what genre of music our stuff falls into, I guess its under the Deep House umbrella, but we do use a lot of groove and disco sounds.
Yeah the sounds used in 80’s funk and Disco have been a great inspiration to us, the drums they use back then were bad boy, some great fills, toms etc. Some of the 80’s disco bass lines are ridiculous. We have incorporated a lot of these sounds in our productions, but we put our own contemporary twist on it.
The WildKats bass line is sold as part of your trademark. What about it makes it so special?
When we first started making our Wildkats tracks it was nearly two years ago now. Back then it seemed like a fresh approach to house music along with the other parts we had going on in the production it worked well. I guess from there our tracks kind of made a mark as having solid bass lines. Moving forward we have lots of new music on a different tip, some new fresh exciting stuff.
With the very modern trend of artists revolutionising the face and sound of House music and it’s make up, where do you place yourselves in this future?
I see three Wildkats, a packed dance floor, some great electronic music, a few hands in the air… [Laughs] just kidding. I guess we are going to continue to develop our sound and have fun with what we are doing, hopefully people continue to enjoy our music and DJ sets. With a lot of great new artists coming through the ranks, I guess the sound and make up of house music will continue to evolve. It is great to be a cog in the wheel of this process.
Wildkats – Perpetrating – Hot Waves Sampler Vol 2 by WILDKATS
Michael Kennedy asks a few questions…
Excuse the Mess has been building up a nice name for themselves over the last four years in SA, how does it feel to be part of their tour for 2012?
We have never been to SA so we are really excited to be part of this tour, play some cool parties and get to check out the country. It’s nice to do this as part of the Excuse the Mess tour, we know the guys from London, where they throw some wicked events. So I’m sure the parties on their home turf in SA are going to be equally successful.
We love intimate venues and intimate crowds, some of our favourite parties have just been 150 people or less! You can get get a great vibe going with smaller crowds and can get a bit more adventurous in your musical choice.
What are you most and least (if anything) looking forward to from your SA trip?
We love to DJ so I guess what we’re looking forward to most is our gigs and what are we least looking forward to I guess are the sharks!
Catch the WildKats at the following events:
17 FEB – Chukkachurri – Cape Town
18 FEB – TRUTH Nightclub – Joburg
25 FEB – Origin – Durban