Up and coming DJ duo Bastille have been playing all around L.A. and they just happened to be good friends of the DxE staff... we'd thought we'd share them with the world! We got a little Q&A with them too - check these guys out!
D x E: How did you two meet and get started in the Electro scene?
Bastille: We met in 6th grade technically, but didn't become really close until senior year when we both started listening to EDM (that '07 Justice, Ratatat, m83 boom). From there we decided that we wanted to DJ and just made it happen.
D x E: What do you call your sound and who influenced it?
Bastille: Our sound is extremely varied, which has been somewhat of a problem. We were first known for our Jackson 5 and Cold as Ice remixes, which were both extremely different. We started as purely Electro DJs, but as we listened and practiced more our tastes matured into a great appreciation for House music in general. We're probably most know for our French/Disco House sound, but we've got a Progressive House and Dutch House track due for release within the next few months. We also released a Trash Electro EP about 9 months ago. I'm rambling, but the answer is really that we're all over the place.
D x E: Where do you see BASTILLE in 3 years?
Bastille: Taking over for Dimitri From Paris as the resident DJ at the Playboy Mansion.
D x E: Any advice to those starting down the DJ road?
Bastille: Take the time to really learn your craft, whether it's sampling, synthesizing, laptop or turntable mixing. People, whether they can put their finger on it or not, can definitely hear the difference between amateur and professional. You want to make sure that you sound like the latter.
Check out Bastille's newly released EP and the rest of their tracks on their soundcloud
But wait... there's more! Bastille is playing with Mr. White and gLAdiator at Central
in Santa Monica TONIGHT, make sure to check it out if you're in the LA area!