Burning Down The House With Elektrik Disko : Exclusive Interview

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As European clubland is working to re-establish its foundations following the past few years of upheaval and government enforced closures, the focus on territories of influence evolve. Our antipodean cousins have recently forged forward representing the party on behalf of the global clubbing community as they were one of the first to re-open the doors and fire up the sound systems. In parallel, producers, DJ’s and labels from the Australian front have also continued to rise like a phoenix from the flames and take a firm position at the forefront of the electronic music scene. One pivotal artist that has been shaking things up is Elektrik Disko.

Little do people know, he has been actively building his profile and releasing music for a very long time. Now poised in an enviable position, it’s time to step forward and stand up and be counted…. introducing the one and only – Elektrik Disko.

First and foremost nice name, where are you based?

Melbourne, Australia

So tell us more, who are you?

Purveyor of Disco, funk and house music.
Inspired from anything 70’s, 80’s and even early 90’s.

Name 5 labels that have inspired you most?

Motown, Salsoul, SAM Records, Defected, Glitterbox

What’s your favourite piece of studio kit at present?

Roland Juno-106 Synth

Tell us your favourite club or festival and why?

Pawn & co in Melbourne has been a fun place to test out new productions of mine and with a younger crowd and have seen some amazing dancefloor reactions.

Name an outlandish rider request?

I’m not a pre-madonna but I’ve heard some people request only the red colour M&M’s.

Favourite clubbing memory?

Watching Carl Cox and Eric Powell drop my ‘Summer’ remix at their Mobile Disco party complete with roller skater girls. EPIC!

What quote represents you best?

Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance. Giorgio Moroder

What connected you to Vicious Recordings?

I’ve had a remix or 2 drop on the label and the guys behind Vicious are always welcoming and great to deal with so was really a no brainer to put out my latest single ‘Tell me Why’ (Which by the way just went to #1 on the ARIA club charts).

Collaborations or flying solo – elaborate on this?

Haven’t really done many collaborations although I have another Disco Alias which I collaborate with Jesus Loyola and it takes parts of both of our names ‘YolaDisko’.

One song you couldn’t live without?

Sister Sledge – We are family

Name drop your top tunes, artists or DJs (past or present)

What was your first release?

I Remixed a few artists back in the late 2000’s but the first official single release was with a singer called ‘Katherine Ellis’ and was called ‘Nothin’ but luv’ out on Club Luxury Records. (About 10 years ago)

What’s your next release?

Have a few things in the pipeline but at the moment am focused on promoting my latest ‘Tell me why’ Out on Vicious.

Any worldly advice to share?

Speaking as a full time music producer, I can say if music is what you want to do as a full time music career, then devote as much time as you can to your craft and learn your piano scales plus pick 1 soft synth you are fairly comfortable with and learn it inside and out until you are sick of it, that will make it easier for you to jump into other plugins or hardware synths with the knowledge you acquired. 

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