CS EXCLUSIVE | Set Mo
Few acts have stood out more to us over the past year than Sydney's Set Mo. We're never ones to hide our excessive love for the Australian scene, and these guys have been at the forefront of our list of acts to watch for awhile, consistently turning out hit after hit whether remix or original. Most recently their single White Dress, featuring Aussie legend Deutsch Duke, has seen countless spins and massive support worldwide, with official remixes from the likes of Wookie and Satin Jackets, so we think it's safe to say the future is looking bright for the duo.
Today we're stoked to be bringing you a new exclusive mixtape, plus a quick chat, with the guys. Hit play below and dive into it!
1 • Set Mo & Young Franco — Pick You Up Darlin'
2 • Hayden James — Something About You
3 • Set Mo — Keep On feat. Erin Marshall (Yogi’s RSR Boogie Mix)
4 • Doorly — Boogaloo
5 • Tuccillo — City Lights
6 • Softwar — This Time Around
7 • Detroit Swindle — Figure Of Speech
8 • Claude Von Stroke — Barrump
9 • Gorgon City — Imagination feat. Katy Menditta (Weiss Remix)
10 • Dantiez Saunderson, LaRae Starr, KPD — Place Called Home (Kevin Saunderson Deep Edit Dub)
11 • Elderbrook — How Many Times (andhim Remix)
12 • Henry Krinkle — Stay (Justin Martin Remix)
13 • Set Mo — White Dress feat Deutsch Duke (Extended Mix)
Caveman Sound: Hey Stu and Nick — Hope you’re well! Kicking things off, tell us what you guys have put into this mix you’ve made.
Set Mo: As always we try and play a mixture of stuff both new and old and include a few of our own.
CS: Let’s talk about your recent single, White Dress. It’s been a massive one for you. Can you talk a bit about it’s creation, and working with Deutsche Duke?
SM: It’s certainly exceeded all our expectations! We wrote the track after spending a week in Ibiza for the closing parties last year. We’d just headed over to London where we’d organised a studio and it flowed so naturally after such an inspiring week. We then brought the track back to our studio in Sydney and Deutsch Duke (who also has a studio in the same complex) loved it, so much he offered to help out on the top line. We all got together over a few bottles of red and wrote the lyrics and recorded it all in a night. It’s probably the fastest we’ve ever put a track together!
CS: Speaking of, you’re in the middle of your ‘White Dress Tour’ at the moment, right? How has it been so far? What are you most looking forward to before its end?
SM: The tour has been great. It’s been awesome to travel to new cities and play new clubs. To have people on the other side of the country know your song and sing along to it when you play is a pretty surreal feeling. We’ve got our last club shows of the tour this weekend in Queensland at two of the clubs we’ve played before, and can’t wait to go back as they’re some of the best in Australia!
CS: Do you have any particular pre-show rituals?
SM: A good meal and at least one shot of tequila/mezcal ;-)
CS: So we’re really keen to hear what things are like in the Australian scene right now. From over here in the States, it seems to be a very unique community. Can you speak to this a bit?
SM: The electronic scene feels really strong here at the moment. There’s a great buzz. There seems to be little scenes popping up in niche genres, and what’s probably most exciting it to see lots of people teaming up and supporting each other. We’re a very small population compared to the USA, so it’s awesome to see people working together. It’s strengthening the dance music culture and helping it grow.
CS: You guys have definitely got a knack for creating infectious tunes. Who are some of your biggest influences?
SM: We both listen to a really wide spectrum of music, not all electronic. But from a dance point of view some of our biggest influences are Booka Shade, Groove Armada and Basement Jaxx. From a local perspective we love and look up to people like Flight Facilities, Rufus, and Cassian.
CS: Can you tell us any new Aussie acts we should be on the look out for this year?
SM: Olympic Ayres, Gold Fields, Tear Council, Dance Club.
CS: Your music is best listened to here:
SM: Our Soundcloud
CS: All–time favorite movie soundtrack?
SM: Oooowww…that’s a hard one! Quentin Tarantino always has great soundtracks. However if I had to pick one I think I’d have to go with The Big Chill. I grew up on that thing and it’s so damn feel good! Amazing people like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and The Temptations make that a soundtrack that will still be listened to for many years.
CS: And lastly — what's on deck for releases, shows and all?
SM: We’re just wrapping up our first national tour of Australia with one more weekend to go and our gig at 'Splendour In The Grass Festival'!
Release wise there are some remixes in the pipeline plus we’ve got a couple of tracks with some vocalists here and abroad so keep your ears peeled :-)
Thanks a bunch to the Set Mo boys for the feature. If you haven't already, connect with the guys on social via the links below and stay up to date!