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DF took it right back to the drawing board and worked on creating a brand new approach for 2016. Emphasis on phatness over complexity. Synths full of soul. A recreation of the heavy sub systems of rave's past. For all of the links - http://linktr.ee/dropframeofficial
Drop Frame is one of the most promising young producers in Australia. His epic tracks bring together a unique fusion of dubstep, electronica and cinematic influences.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I guess you could call it Cinematic Electronic Music or CEM for short. Most of my formative years were deeply routed in the rave scene in Perth, it was a sort of an escape from a very nerdy/black-sheep existence I was leading at school. I grew a love of big beats and merged it into the film scores from the movies that inspired me. If anything, it's a sound that has been battered and bruised out of experimenting with different ideas over many years.
What’s the Drop Frame live show like?
Think of an electronic Mark Ronson. The focus on future shows is to create a "2.5 D" hybrid DJ set which features live musicians with an amazing visual backdrop. My goal is for people to come out of a show thinking "Jesus, that was insane", "I need more of that in my life".
Tell us about the inspiration and influences behind your recent ‘Kinetic’ EP.
After releasing "Monk", I wanted to move on from something that was quite introspective. Moving to Melbourne was the major inspiration, the vibe of the place made me write in a different way, for a different audience. I never really "got" Melbourne in my previous travels around Australia, but one of my best mates - Gareth (GCM who featured on Shimmer and Satellite) was a brilliant guide, helping me forge the initial networks with musicians who contributed and believed in what I was trying to do. It's an EP about the city.
Who are some other producers and musicians in the Australian music community that you dig at the moment?
I am really loving Flume's stuff, he really deserves his success. I'm really digging all the drunk offbeat hiphop stuff that Ta-ku is pioneering over in Perth and of course the high-end super clean production bass scene with Phetsta, Shockone (and thousands of others in tow). Also all the electronic indie bands that have been coming out of the woodwork recently, seriously impressive and unique.
What’s coming up for you in the rest of 2012 and looking to 2013?
Way more touring and performance, in a big way. My heart and soul is now in full gear with this and it will be as amazing as I can personally accomplish. I have a few sneaky summer tracks up my sleeve over the festival season. Then its head down - bum up for the next EP/Album. I'm looking to work with some pretty amazing Australian producers to build something pretty incredible and unique.
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