We goin’ hard today on Disco Droppings, with the powerful return of Bosstone. He’s got a solid EP out on Paradisiaca Recordings called The Gun Club, as well as a remix for Mike G’s Boost release, on Car Crash Set. Pay attention..
DD So many stunning Bosstone trax have been created since we last talked in November 2011. You are another talented dude from Australia that’s been profiled on Disco Droppings. I’ve got to get down to your country and see James Arctic, What So Not, Mirror State, Benson and yourself in action. How are you feelin?
B Feeling good bro. Getting really positive feedback on my new tracks so everything’s going well! Yeah, you’ll have to come down some time! I think you would like Aus.
DD I’ve been bumpin’ your new mix for PTW quite a bit. I watched some of the video showing you mixing it up on the Pioneer CDJ’s. We are kindred spirits as DJ’s, got some of those myself. Is that the equipment you usually use, or do you enjoy Ableton and/or Serato for playing shows?
B Thanks! Really glad you feel it. I’m only just starting to pick up dj’ing so it’s cool to get your support. Yeah the CDJs are mine, they are what I usually use to practice on and what I use in the clubs. I’ve never tried using Ableton or Serato for a show, kinda put off by how unstable they can be sometimes. They look interesting though, so maybe when I get a new laptop and have some time to check them out I will.
DD Your remix of “Miami To Atlanta” is INCREDIBLE. I’m happy to say, this Bosstone re-work (along with “Lean”) will be played on a massive stage during my set at Paradiso Festival on 6.23 (Performers include Knife Party, Chris Lake, Afrojack, Digitalism, Dillon Francis). The style of this remix is a bit unexpected, compared to your other productions on Soundcloud. Is that a one-off thing, or will you ever do something similar in the future?
B I’ve really been influenced a lot by Jersey club, B-more and New Orleans bounce and have been playing around with that sound for a while now and a couple of my tracks have been really influenced by this (Up or my remix of Amerie – One Thing for example). DJ Hook, DJ Sliink and Nadus have definitely been a part of this and I owe them so much for their support. It’s not the last time you’ll hear this sound from me, I’ve got some stuff cooking up.
DD I checked out your buddy Lucid‘s music, super rad. You two seem like a formidable pair. What’s your dynamic like together? What do like most about this guy?
B Lucid is like my big gay brother. But meaner. He’s got a great work ethic and he tells it how it is.
DD Is your community of fans evenly mixed between guys and girls? It feels like you’d get respect from the lads and lots of love from the ladies..
B From the looks of it it is a little weighted towards the guys. I think that’s just the way the scene is at the moment, or at least that’s what it seems like in Melbourne.
DD When I hear the music your putting out, the words “swag” and”attitude” pop up. You’ve got a lot of style, and I was wondering if there’s any ultimate examples of swag that you look to currently?
B Goldust. 17 time WWE & WCW champion. Enough Said. Lunice. He’s just got that aura about him you know. The way he keeps party’s so hype is a real talent to have. Sometimes people take music too seriously, I think he and Hudson Mohawke are bringing some fun into dance music which is something I’ve always tried to do with my tracks. Riff Raff and Lil B have been doing the same sort of thing as Lunice and HudMo in rap which I love.
DD What’s in the works for the rest of 2012?
B So much! I’m off to Europe next week, staying in the UK and France. Going to link up with some producers over there so hopefully some new collabs are on their way. Going to start work on my next EP while I’m over there too. Just finished up two remixes which I probably can’t say much about… but they are some of my favourite tracks I’ve done to date so I can’t wait to share them with everyone. This year is going to be a big one.
– Jimi Jaxon