Brownswood Bubblers Nine // Hiatus Kaiyote
December 7, 2012
“Brownswood Bubblers provides a platform for unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. The series distils the stream of exciting new artists that have become semi-permanent fixtures in Gilles’ playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps.” GP
Gilles comes correct yet again with the ninth instalment in the much-loved Bubblers series. Shining a spotlight on under-the-radar talent the world over, Bubblers returns with a line up as diverse and exciting as the record bag from which they came; a musical barometer to gauge the sound and stars of 2013.
We’re profiling the artists featured on the compilation. We caught up with Hiatus Kaiyote, whose track ‘Nakamarra’ features on the comp.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?
We are Nai Palm, Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss and Paul Bender from the sunny/miserable city of Melbourne, Australia. Joining on us on backing vocals are the creamy goodness what is Silent Jay, Loz Dog, and Jace Excell.
How would describe your music?
We try to represent the full spectrum of colours and emotions that we love from our combined experiences, from music both modern and ancient, to sounds and messages imagined in dreams. We want to create a full enveloping, immersive experience for those that choose to listen; to comfort, challenge, disturb, surprise and uplift. Genre is irrelevant; whatever best serves the integrity of the song is the correct choice to make. We also sometimes write songs about random dumb shit like tiny leopards and video games.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
Glad you asked Keith! We source inspiration from all forms of energy around us, kind of like that alien “zero-point energy” technology that the goddamn CIA have been hiding from us in some underground bunker somewhere, those bastards. It’s kind of like a solar panel, y’know, the energy streams in from outside and then we turn it into a form that you can use to power your toaster, or whatever. It’s like that, except try to imagine a better analogy that actually makes sense…and that’s the creative process.
Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?
J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Madlib, Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan, Brian Wilson, George Martin, Jim O Rourke, Quincy Jones
What releases / gigs are out there or coming soon?
We are performing at Meredith Music Festival in a few days, then laneway festival on the 15th, then Pete’s Ridge for New Year’s Eve
Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?
Yes! We just released a remix album ‘Tawk Takeout’ which is free for download from our bandcamp
Where can folks go online to check out you and your music?
What are you going to do after this interview?
Build build build. We are mid-way through building our recording studio!