Dance Music Northwest recently had the opportunity to chat with Tom Grant and Adam Amuso of SCNDL ahead of their stop at Foundation Nightclub on September 5,2014. After hearing what they have to say about bounce and other influences to their music, we absolutely cannot wait to get down and dirty on the dance floor with them.
Between the likes of Joel Fletcher, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet and Deorro, bounce is definitely grabbing our attention. Yet there are many in the EDM community who either are unaware of the genre or don’t appreciate it. Melbourne bounce is its own special breed and we are excited to see so much talent coming from Aussie-land.
It’s definitely something new and exciting that the majority of the EDM community haven’t heard. The bounce is very driving and the offbeat bass gives the track’s a fresh energy that other dance tracks don’t have. We think the fact that the world is embracing it is amazing!
Melbourne bounce sometimes gets dismissed as a genre but there is so much that goes into making a bounce track. The boys of SCNDL like to use some unexpected sounds, as they’ve told us that in an upcoming track it will have a wicked trap section. Trap is of course another genre that has a bit of a reputation. We’re intrigued to see how they blend the two. They also have a collaboration coming out with Henry Fong, though unfortunately it would cause too much of a scandal if they revealed anything more.
Speaking of influences, it may come as a surprise but Tom and Adam were heavily influenced by hardstyle and psytrance. Bounce may be where their tracks are categorized, yet there are many influences that can be discovered if you listen closely to what lies beneath. Take another listen and you’ll find dubstep, as well as a few other treats waiting to be discovered.
It’s more so that we were influenced to get into the dance scene in the first place by Hardstyle – as opposed to it influencing our productions directly. That being said, the main element of hardstyle we fell in love with was the melodic breaks, and we think that’s carried through to our production heavily. The actual elements in our tracks aren’t really reliant on any one genre for inspiration we love a lot of different genres and try to incorporate as many into our tracks as possible – hence the dubstep and other obscure influences you may hear in them!
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