Bondax have, in less than a year, gone from two teenage friends making music to one of the UK’s most exciting dance acts; picking support from some of the biggest names in the game on the way. We spoke to Adam and George in the lead up to their next single coming out on Monday. Check it out below.
- Can you two first please introduce yourselves to our readers who may not know all that much about you or your music?
Hello we’re Adam and George from Bondax. We come from the North West of the UK.
- Who are the main inspirations for your productions?
We originally started making electronic music with an idea to take the UK underground stuff into a happier, more melodic style. We’re massively inspired by soul and hip hop and we try to incorporate elements of both in our music as we try and sway from constantly being around the 130 BPM mark.
- You definitely are making a very current sound, do you think your age has something to do with the freshness or your music?
There seems to be a trend; our age possibly means we’re kind of naive to certain things. For instance our first experience of clubs was DJ-ing in them, so we don’t play sets that take from our experience of clubs. At first it really made our sets more like house parties!
- I’ve heard parallels drawn between yourselves and Disclosure. Presumably that is a compliment you would accept?!
Yes of course that’s a fantastic compliment, we both think Guy and Howard are good guys, making great music!
- How do you see the health of the UK’s music scene as a whole right now? Can you see yourself moving to London at some point to further your career or is it not necessary?
It’s definitely on the cards in the future but for now we want to stay at home where normality is. It’s great to go travelling and stuff but our modest towns and our mates are great to return to and escape the rush of major cities.
- Which established and which up-and-coming producers are you most into at the moment?
We’ve both been listening to Flume; we both love his productions. We also stayed in Barcelona with an insane producer called Sega Bodega who’s ridiculous!
- Favourite couple of releases of 2012 so far?
We’re both big fans of Lianne La Havas and her album was great, “Don’t Go”and “Ruff Stuff” by Justin Martin are both sick. “Nova” is an amazing record, and Maribou State‘s forthcoming release is outstanding.
- Can you tell us a bit about the release coming out on your own label, Just Us? Are there any significant changes from what we’ve seen before from you two?
Both tracks are attempts at making something different to what we’ve made before. There’s no point in putting out another ‘You’re So’ or ‘All Inside’, so I think we went with the idea of making some bigger stuff at a slower BPM, as most of our slow stuff before was chilled.
- What was the thought process involved in putting out this record yourself? What have you found to be the main challenges of running a record label so far?
All three of us who run Just Us (us two and our manager Dan) just wanted to have control over the way our music is released. Obviously running a record label is challenging, but we are motivated by having this platform to release some of the great music we’re sent that we think deserves to be promoted.
- Finally, please complete the following sentence: Get Some….
‘Baby I Got That’/‘It’s You’ is out on August 26.