Guys a huge welcome to DMCWORLD. You met at university in Nottingham – the UK city where the girl to boy ratio is massive. Did that statistic have any influence on your Uni choice?
Ha! Well back in our Uni days the stat floating around was 5 to 1. I had visited some friends who were already at Nottingham Uni and decided it was definitely the place for me before I chose a course. I’m sure that ratio helped.
Tell us about the early days, how did your musical partnership begin?
We had both just moved to London from Nottingham and at the time we were both starting to learn to produce so decided we would try learning together and naturally that progressed to making music as a duo.
Early musical influences?
In drum and bass it was producers like Bad Company, DJ Zinc, Shy FX and Ram Trilogy. Outside of that it was a range of stuff; A Tribe Called Quest, Guns & Roses, Sasha, Blur, Bassment Jaxx.
When did you start to think about a career in music?
We didn’t seriously consider it until we left University and were faced with a future sitting behind a desk. While that does seem to have happened anyway it’s great to travel and have loads of fun with our job. We wouldn’t change it for anything.
A big EP out at the moment, talk us through White Flag…
It is the final single from our debut album Paradise Lost. It features a vocal from the same singer from Ghost and we have done 2 mixes of it; a future bass influenced original and a full on dance floor DnB VIP. We also commissioned two remixes from Taiki Nulight and Tisoki and they both killed it with their respective styles. True to tradition we have an animated music video that is dropping this week that we are really excited to unveil.
The 5 big tunes in your box this weekend…
Bro Safari – Follow:
Refreshing groove from Bro Safari which is great for breaking up our sets.
Jauz x Netsky – Higher (The Prototypes Remix):
Really like the original version as well but this remix is on another level. Massive production as usual from the Prototypes who have had a tune in our ‘record bag’ consistently for the last couple of years.
Delta Heavy – Event Horizon:
This space influenced album track of ours has been starting our sets for much of the year and really sets the tone for our sets.
Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix) [Infuze Re-Roll]:
Infuze remixing the massive Baauer remix of Roll Up and switching it into a swanky future bass groove.
Bad Company – Dogs On The Moon (Delta Heavy Remix) Our offering to the recent wave of Bad Company remixes that have been commissioned celebrating Bad Company’s return. These guys were huge influences on us when we were kids so it’s a massive honor to be remixing one of our favorite tracks by them.
August sees you playing at the best festival in the world in Creamfields. Tell us some memories from this incredible event…
We played there for the first time a couple of years ago when we had to replace Andy C at the last minute and it was a great experience – we’re really looking forward to coming back for more!
What makes this such a stand out event?
It’s by far the biggest dance festival in the North of England and the crowd is mental which makes it such a good place to come and play whatever the weather!
Your 3 favourite memories from Glastonbury…
– Headlining the Temple stage on Friday night was a moment we’ll never forget.
– Watching the Foals while the sun was setting on the Pyramid Stage was magical.
– Various hilarious zombie apocalypse moments in the mud, which was beyond ridiculous this year. It was actually like the Walking Dead.
You have remixed the likes of Avicii, Example, Rita Ora and Chase & Status – what rework are you most proudest of?
Our remix of Nero – Must Be The Feeling is probably the biggest highlight from our remix work. It was quite out of character style wise at the time so for it to become such a big success was amazing. It still goes off to this day.
Who would you like to see play you in a film?
Charlie Sheen seems to have a split personality and needs some work so why not. Results would be interesting.
An up and coming producer to watch out for in 2016?
Infuze remixed our single Ghost last year and has been putting out some incredible future bass / trap hybrid tunes. Another one to watch is 1991 on MTA Records. We’ve been hammering his tune Sprites for most of 2016.
Delta Heavy will be performing at this year’s Creamfields on Friday 26th August, for more info and to buy tickets visit www.Creamfields.com