Rave Radio have had a killer year and to top it all f, they recently released a fire track titled, "Rock It," with remixes from Dave Winnel and Wasteland.
Maintaining a strong release schedule into 2017 plus a nonstop tour scheduleÂ across Asia, Europe & Australia, Rave Radio are soaring into 2017.Â The duoâs fan base has been rapidly growing including theÂ 2 million SpotifyÂ plays from single âTurn Me Outâ and anotherÂ 1 million Soundcloud playsÂ on their unficial Drake, The Weeknd & Disclosure remixes, their synth heavy, quirky bass driven sound is becoming veryÂ recognisableÂ
"Rock It," is anÂ infectious feel-good house anthem on Vicious. Taking samples from the 2010 hitÂ the same title from band Little Red, it's sure to catch your attention from theÂ getÂ go.
Below we had an ol' chat with the guys to get the insider gossip:
SR: Being an artist means year in year out you're exposed to new and differentÂ influences both internally and externally (trends), what direction has you inspiredÂ currently? How do you find the transition process?... How do you figure outÂ your next moves sonically? Is it methodical or does it just come out thin air-inspiration?
RR: Yeah we get inspiration from so many genres and music that we listen to on aÂ day to day basis. Weâve never wanted to be pigeon holed with our music, as weÂ like to keep an open mind when it comes to writing and the music we play in ourÂ sets. Club musicâs shelf life is now so short, you spend 2 months working onÂ something, then itâs forgotten about in 2 weeks. So this year we have movedÂ away from it to expand on writing more emotional, melodic driven music thatÂ people can connect with and remember. Sonically weâve already tried to keep theÂ same elements in our music with punchy drums and creative synth work.
SR: Spotify, Spotify Spotify. It appears to be the buzz word 2017.Â Were you lovers Soundcloud previously and how do you perceive it's place inÂ the market now? How much do you rely on Spotify now and to what extent canÂ you control or manage your reach and marketing on it? Any advice for buddingÂ producers trying to make it on Spotify with stream count?
RR: Death to Soundcloud! Musicians want a platform to be discovered on andÂ soundcloud just didnât tackle their infringement issues quick enough, limiting howÂ music got shared. The difference with Spotify is their playlistâs have givenÂ emerging artists a platform to be discovered on globally and that kind reach isÂ just something soundcloud canât compete with. We think Spotify has changed theÂ way people listen to music, opening their eyes to different genres they may notÂ have found on Soundcloud. Weâve actually worked with a crazy talented singerÂ called Maribelle on our last single âTurn Me Outâ who we found on Spotify.Â Advice on Spotify? Unlike Soundcloud, where plays and comments have becomeÂ quite questionable, Spotify is genuine and cannot be forged. This means nowÂ more then ever it is about writing great music that connects with people and aÂ platform like Spotify allows great music to be heard.
SR: Regarding âRock It,â why did you choose an Aussie indie hit to rework into a houseÂ track?Â
RR: We actually started slipping the original in our sets as it was such an âAussieâÂ anthem (it is actually a competition between us now as to who can find the bestÂ novelty throwback tune, Brett snuck in New Sensation by INXS last week, so IâveÂ got to top that). We got the idea to re-work the chorus into something more in theÂ house genre and more upbeat. Ironically enough our labelâs A&R guy knew theÂ singer from Little Red so helped us make it happen.
SR:Â The Wasteland remix is dope! How did you find him?Â
RR: We actually met Wasteland initially at ADE in Amsterdam in 2015 and stayed inÂ touch with him ever since. Weâd send each other our music and his stuff just keptÂ getting better so we had to jump on the chance to get him to remix our stuff.Â Weâve actually started a few new collab ideas with him too!
SR: What can we expect from you guys for the remainder the year? Any tourÂ plans in motion?
RR: We gig every weekend so it is just one long party for us (Brett never actuallyÂ sleeps). This year the Asian market has exploded so we have been playing thereÂ quite frequently. They have the population to support the scene while lockoutÂ laws and a changing nightlife culture have strangled the Australian club scene.Â August will be exciting for us as we are doing our first UK & Europe tour. We arestocked for the tea and scones and going to a premier league game!
SR:Â Anything else you'd like to add?
RR: The journey we have both been on since the start has definitely had its toughÂ times, not really knowing where we were going with the direction our music.Â But all the work we have done has allowed us to learn, grow and have someÂ amazing opportunities presented to us. We get to meet and work with so manyÂ incredibly talented artists and musicans and travel the world taking in everyÂ culture. We are pretty blessed to be able to do what we do and create music for aÂ living. Much Love.