Amos Nelson and Richard Beanland are the names behind this magical music-making machine. Formed in Bristol 12 years ago, they make up part of the long line of southwest based producers, who are causing a riot in the house music scene right now. With releases on Leftroom, Hot Creations and Futureboogie, these guys are not to be missed at Farr 2012…
For anyone who hasn’t seen you live, what can they expect from one of your sets?
R:A bit of everything really. We like to play a wide range of house music, not sticking to one particular sound. Our sets are always changing. We also like to throw in the odd classic and of course some exclusive new tracks when we can. At the end of the day, we want our sets to be as full of energy as they are interesting
It’s a pretty exciting time for Bristol’s music scene, what’s it like to be a part of?
R:A great honour. It’s amazing that so many of our close friends are doing so well…Eats Everything, Christophe, Lukas etc. The city is jumping at the moment and everyone seems to be feeding off each other’s creativity and success. It’s a pretty amazing time to be living here – there is nowhere else we would rather be
Have you ever done a DJ set in the woods?
A:Yeah, a few times actually. It’s great playing surrounded by a canopy of trees and with that slightly wild feeling of partying outdoors. Yes, parties are always better in the woods…
What are the craziest gigs you have played?
R:We played in Glasgow at the beginning of the year, and the promoter asked us to play ‘Yeah Yeah’ at the end of the set as an extra tune. The club went totally crazy and surged towards the decks, sending all the equipment flying! I’ve never seen a reaction like that before. It was all good-natured though!
A: I did a gig in Greece recently where I was picked up by the promoter on a scooter! I was then whisked off to the club on the back of it, through the traffic jams in the city centre, still holding all my records etc – it was pretty mental weaving through the city holding on for dear life!
What festivals are you most excited about this summer?
A:All of them! We love playing festivals, and this year we are really lucky to be playing some of our favourites: Secret Garden, Garden Party, and Farr Fest, of course!
Did you purposefully name yourselves after the ‘luxurious and timeless’ pet dog products?
R:Yeah, of course we did…Well, to be honest, no, but we are really jealous of their logo…
Any essential festival accessories?
A:Bottle of Jack Daniels, a sequin jacket, Puckoo leggings and Fuudhood. Done
R:I leave the sequins and leggings up to him…
Ok, we’re giving you three choices and you have to decide which one to Snog, Marry and Avoid:
Julio Bashmore/Eats Everything/Redlight?
Snog – Julio Bashmore – all about the beard
Marry – Eats Everything – good to cuddle up to on a cold night (ask Amos)
Avoid – Redlight – because he’s a naughty badman
Snog/Marry/Avoid – Labrador/Chihuahua/Poodle?
Snog – Poodle – they are French and so obviously the best at kissing
Marry – Labrador – they are nice and reliable
Avoid – Chihuahua – because they are fucking crap
Snog/Marry/Avoid – waifs/strays/waifs and strays?
Snog – strays, but be careful, as you don’t know where they have been
Marry – Waifs (Amos got married recently)
Avoid – Waifs and strays – obvious really!
Current favourite track?
Something for the summer evenings: Ron Basejam’s amazing mix of White Lamp ‘Its You’ on Futureboogie, the whole EP is fantastic, but this is the mix that really does it: