The Australian tag-team Bombaclat is back with a brand new live mix using tons of their bootlegs and edits. It’s tight, you guys are gonna dig it. I also got the chance to ask them a few questions. Dudes are chill. Check it all out below.
DE (HOUDINI): Tell us about Bombaclat the project and who you guys are as individuals. What’s a day in the life like?
Bombaclat: Bombaclat is a DJ/Producer duo of Addison Hamilton and Kane Hart. We had been good mates for a few years because we played football together, and after a few too many beers in town one night, we had the grand idea to team up together under the name Bombaclat. Best mistake we ever made. We usually make tracks on our own, and when we both have a day off work we smash down energy drinks and coffee, then finish off our tracks together.
Who are your biggest influences as an artist?
We both grew up on a range of bands and artists, such as Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Jeff Buckley, Beastie Boys etc. When working on originals, these artists definitely influence our sound, so we want to try and merge genres and styles into a unique sound. EDM is always changing, so we are influenced by whoever is pushing the boundaries and developing a unique sound and style. But there are producers out there who have definitely inspired us, such as Tommy Trash, Boys Noize, Dada Life, Dyro, TJR, Pleasurekraft, Gesaffelstein, and Chemical Brothers to name a few.
What’s it like being a musician on the grind in Australia?
There are so many talented DJs and producers in Australia who deserve heaps of praise for what they are doing in the industry. So to be a big part of that culture and environment will be a massive challenge, but something we are definitely striving for. Addi is a member on ADJF (www.ausdjforums.com), and there is a lot of young underground DJs and producers on there who are killing it, but are also really helpful with advice for anything we need opinions on. I think one of our goals is to change the mindset of people locally who might not have been exposed to more then what they hear on the radio.
What’s the next step for you? More releases? Touring? Videos?
Releasing originals is definitely our priority in the next few months, whilst still working on mashups and bootlegs. We have some gigs lined up with some local clubs, but ideally we would love to break into the Sydney or Melbourne scene, where our genre and style of music is more suited. A trip to DJ at some clubs down the east coast in summer is in the process, which is gonna be f*ckin dope! In the meantime, we want to get a good social media following on Facebook, Soundcloud and Youtube.
What’s the craziest show you’ve played? Tell us about some of the weirdest, coolest, funniest things you’ve seen in the business.
House parties are definitely the loosest, no restriction on tracks to play and people just go wild. Addi had a pretty crap gig once at a local pub, got told to set up right next to a pool table, there were fights all night and people yelling at him for not playing country & western music… nek minut BOMBACLAT started!