Joe and Will Ask?
Joe and Will Ask?
Their residencies at underground club nights soon moved into playing at some of the hottest nights in London; Matter, Trailer Trash, Durrr, Club NME, Boombox, Scala, Ministry of Sound, the Egg to name a few, as well as gigs across the UK, Berlin, Florence, Milan, Budapest, Bucharest, Lille, and Ghent.. Meanwhile their productions have been equally well received. Coming across with dirt and cutting edge production and an eye firmly on the dance floor, but also with effortless musicality not normally associated with techno, they win over fans from the band/ indie scene, as easily as diehard clubbers. They inject tonality and musical flow into everything they touch, all under the banner of techno or electro or whatever you would like to call it, and have been compared to SoulWax, Chemical Brothers, DIM and Popof.
The duo signed to Andrew Friendly’s Gulp Communications in 2008, and have released three EPs worth of material, appearing in the Cool Cuts Chart, and bringing a wide fanbase to themselves including Brodinski who said “My favourite producers of the moment”, Kris Menace, Vicarious Bliss, Casper C, Acid Jacks, AutoKratz, Dark Globe, Jody Wisternoff, Cazals, Matik, Virgin Tears to name a few. They went on to remix a wide array of artists, from the highly blogged Mystery Jets remix, to La Roux on Kitsune/Polydor, Revolver (EMI), The Bell, Jupiters Heroes, Acid Girls, Revolver, Franz & Shape, Division Kent (Sony), Circuit Freq, Milke and Atomizer. There are many other remixes in progress for the likes of Ministry of Sound, and EMI’s new priority band ‘Hockey.’ Joe and Will perform live, as well as DJing. As DJs they are adaptable who like to play to any crowd but their heart lies in techno and minimal on big systems.
Live, their setup consists of the pair playing a set of their own material using laptops and midi controllers. The set is hard, and energetic with a balance of musicality to win over the indie crowds as easily as the techno crowds, hailing back to the start of warehouse rave with it’s raw energy and fist pumping breakdowns. Just witness the indie crowd at Club NME go absolutely mental to two lads behind laptops, and you quickly realise this is music that’s connecting on a primal level, with enough raw energy, guts and musicality to win over virtually any audience. And therein lies the answer to what Joe and Will asked.
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