And now…wrapping up the IWSY Remixed Volume 2 interview series…some of the baddest and funniest bass makers on the planet…from the land down under, the one, the only Beatslappaz;)
Interview by Kelly Ross/Agent 137
Tell us … who are you?
A: We’re the Beatslappaz, a duo that’s been writing music and playing shows together for the last 10 years.
A: We first got together after being brought onto a radio show as guests that ran from Midnight till 6am on a Sunday morning. We had similar tastes and goals and decided to form up into the duo we are now.
We had our first release on vinyl way back in 2007, then went quiet for a bit until we reformed a few years back to start producing again – and here we are!
Tell us which remix you did for the IWSY remix album:
A: Wes Smith – Hands Up!
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What made you choose this particular song?
A: We generally only remix songs where the song title tells you what activity you should be doing while you’re listening to it.
What is your Wes Smith connection?
A: When you see a man with mutton chops that you respect, you don’t just throw him a life-jacket. You swim one out to him. I hit him up over Facebook to let him know that I loved his work and we bonded over fish tacos. While we haven’t met yet, I can tell the guy is one of the nicest guys in the business and lord knows he works hard for it.
A: Our homies at Punks Music have us locked in for a few projects. “The Drop” is our next original that’s going to hit shelves soon, along with a remix for Wuki and the Stanton Warriors. Big things! We really want to head back to the states and play a few shows there, so look for that later this year as well.
Any last thoughts?
A: I would like to ask you a question – Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life, or would you rather permanently feel like you’re going to sneeze but never do?