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PREMIERE: Damo Cox Delivers Infectious ‘Wub Me’ EP + Interview

PREMIERE: Damo Cox Delivers Infectious ‘Wub Me’ EP + Interview


Australian DJ, Producer, Audio Engineer, and founding father of document label Sorta Kinda Music Damo Cox is a real sonic maven with an unapologetic captivation for all genres of music. Presently residing on the sunny shores of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Damo delivers his tunes straight from the studio to festivals together with Splendour within the Grass in addition to golf equipment & bars from Cairns to Sydney.

His music speaks for itself and his newest EP ‘Wub Me’ is yet one more gem so as to add to his toolbelt. It’s a implausible musical rollercoaster that takes you on a wild journey by means of the world of home music.

The primary observe, “Get With Me,” is pure dancefloor magic that provides rumbling bass grooves and seamless sampling that makes this one irresisable. “Deep Wubs,” follows and pans out to be the nippiness counterpart. It slows issues down, supplying you with an opportunity to catch your breath and get misplaced in its mesmerizing melodies. One factor that Damo Cox but once more proves is his capacity to create such totally different but cohesive tracks.

We had the possibility to talk with him about his music and this EP. Get pleasure from!

Are you able to share some insights into the inspiration behind the Wub Me EP?

I wrote each at some extent once I was going by means of a troublesome time with my psychological well being. It was a little bit of a curler coaster! There can be some darkish days, and there can be some actually good days. I wished the EP to showcase the sunshine and darkish, so ‘Deep Wubs’ has these darker undertones and a deeper vibe, whereas ‘Get With Me’ is on the lighter facet, particularly with the bouncy bass line.

Across the time I used to be engaged on “Get With Me” I got here throughout a video breaking down all of the totally different samples Liam Howlett utilized in The Prodigy’s album “Jilted Era” which gave me some concepts to experiment with once I was engaged on the vocals for the observe. I used to be listening to a good bit of Paul Karkbrenner which I really feel was a little bit of an inspiration behind the deeper vibes that got here out in “Deep Wubs” and the The XX’s observe “The Intro” was what I used to mannequin the sound design for the synth plucks I used within the observe.

How would you describe the general vibe and sound of the tracks on the “Wub Me” EP?

I believe the vibe of the EP displays what I used to be going by means of on the time, with the sunshine and darkish, I suppose you can say. “Get With Me” being the extra membership targeted observe, has a enjoyable, bouncy vibe to it. Whereas “Deep Wubs” has that darker, deeper vibe to it.

Had been there any particular objectives or intentions you had in thoughts with this launch?

I’ve been difficult myself to push my sound into totally different genres and actually let the concepts and creativity move once I’m producing. So this EP was actually about showcasing among the totally different sounds I’ve been creating.

How have you learnt when a launch is ‘performed’ and prepared for exporting, are there indicators you search for or sure emotions you get?

Every time I discuss to different producers, all of us say the identical factor, that it by no means actually feels “performed”! You may drive your self mad by regularly making tweaks and altering totally different components in a observe. Being an audio engineer as effectively, I believe that makes it even worse at instances as a result of the usual must be very excessive for me to be pleased with it. Giving a observe the dancefloor take a look at is normally the easiest way to know whether it is performed or not, I believe. ‘Get With Me’, for instance, I truly hadn’t supposed to ever launch that observe. However each time I drop it in a set, the folks on the dance flooring find it irresistible! So I suppose that’s the final word method of figuring out a observe is prepared.

What was your artistic course of like for this launch? Was it easy and fast or maybe tougher than anticipated?

“Deep Wubs” creatively got here collectively fairly easily, and I truly held on to the observe for some time considering it wasn’t completed as a result of I felt it wanted a vocal to convey all of it collectively, however in the long run I ended up bringing the synth ahead within the combine and making it the characteristic of the observe.

“Get With Me” was positively a protracted course of that by no means appeared to finish. I attempted and examined it out so many instances, and dancefloors find it irresistible, however for me, there was at all times one thing that felt off. Simply earlier than I performed on the Initiation NYE 2022/23 Competition, I ended up remodeling among the percussive components within the observe and testing them out in my set on the competition, and when it dropped, the vibe from the group was off the chain! So it solely took two years, however I used to be lastly pleased with the observe haha.

Do you favor being within the studio versus on stage, otherwise you don’t have a choice?

These are two utterly totally different modes for me. I can disappear into the studio for days, completely immersed in a artistic headspace, barely making contact with humanity, however in a completely completely satisfied place. Being on stage is sort of the polar reverse; it’s a shift in gears the place it’s all about reference to folks by means of music.

The energies are completely totally different, however you want that in life, proper? Plus, being on stage offers you the chance to truly witness how these introverted hours within the studio have an effect on folks. It’s palms down the easiest way to know whether or not you’ve hit the mark with what you’ve created. Charting and stuff is sweet, after all, however the final kick is seeing folks vibing with and responding positively to one thing you’ve created. That’s happiness proper there!

What are some trade or cultural modifications that stand out from while you began the Damo Cox venture till now?

Since I began out, there have been so many modifications within the trade. COVID was clearly one thing that flipped the trade utterly on its head, which put a pressure on festivals, golf equipment, and venues in the previous couple of years, particularly right here in Australia. Regardless of the downsides, there’s been loads of positives although. I believe it has pressured lots of people to assume otherwise about the best way they placed on their occasions and the totally different areas during which they’re held. Which is cool as a result of I believe there may be an superior underground scene constructing right here in Australia that might put us on the map and make Australia a top-notch music vacation spot over the subsequent few years if it continues to develop on the price that it’s.

One other factor that has modified through the years I’ve been within the trade is the speed at which music is consumed and the way rapidly types, sounds, and genres turn into the “present sound” one week and inside just a few weeks it’s moved on to one thing else. The trade has at all times cycled by means of totally different genres and sounds, however within the digital age of music and with how intently everyone seems to be related, it’s loopy how briskly it strikes now. In a method, it’s unhappy as a result of there may be some actually wonderful music that’s getting misplaced within the noise due to how briskly paced it’s, however it’s introducing an increasing number of folks to totally different sounds within the digital music realm.



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