Hi guys, thanks for talking to us. Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Dave: Currently In the studio, the first thing we do is check any group emails/messages form Management, then check the Versus socials , reply to any comments , posts etc, quick coffee and leave for the studio.
Scott: Come in, just arrived in the studio, had had a delivery of Sriracha sauce posted to us from our friend SYREETA (thanks mate)
When did the idea of starting a musical project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Scott: It’s always been something from a young age we both wanted to pursue, from being back in the day raving to D&B watching the DJs on stage, it’s all we ever wanted to do
Dave: From learning how to mix/scratch in the local youth club it’s always been something we wanted to do full time.
How much time do you get in the studio together? Or is it mostly remote working these days?
Scott: we live pretty close, so we tent to do 8-10hrs a day in here Monday – Friday
Dave: We spent more time in here than at home (true story) haha!
How do you overcome creative differences you might have when working on music together?
Scott: we don’t really have creative differences, we never had….If it works it works, if it doesn’t, we scrap it.
Last year’s Red Light was huge for you – was this something that came together pretty quickly?
Dave: I watched Squid Game on a Sunday, watched this particular scene and thought «wow that’s sick, I will show Scott tomorrow in the studio» , fast forward 4hrs on a Monday morning and the track was made. Imagine every record made was this quick.
Scott: The plan was to give it away as a «free download» on our Soundcloud , but within 3-4 days of sending the track out to Lee Foss, Gorgon City, & Solardo it blew up…Vidoes everywhere, record labels wanting it. It was a crazy 7days for us.
How would you define the sound of Dolla Gang?
Scott: it’s a roller that’s for sure, it was heavily influenced byLil Louis – French Kiss. This is a track that demonstrates the full range of their influences, incorporating elements of progressive, tech and classic house to create a full-blooded club cut that calls to mind the hedonistic energy of the 90s rave circuit.
What other artists are you interested in these days?
Scott: Boris Brejcha, CamelPhat, Artbat, we try and listen to a wide range of styles to get ideas
Dave: Chris Lake, he’s one we always listen to…we’ve been listening to a lot of proggy Artbat stuff recently, like Scott said its always good to get ideas from other styles.
Can you tell us anything about your projects for the rest of the year and beyond?
Dave: We have a remix coming out of an artist we grew listening to, we have all his records from over the years. Really happy with this! Can’t say much yet on this.
Scott: we have some really exciting releases pencilled in, and we’re working with some really good artists behind the scenes. Keeping busy!