Camo and Krooked the Austrian drum and bass duo have quicky become one of the hottest names in Europe. They have been producing since around 2007 and have created a huge pile of dancefloor smashers since they started.
With a discography including imprints such as BReakbeat Kaos, Renegade Hardware and of course Hospital their sound is only getting bigger and better all the time. We caught up with them last week to find out about their new album and also talk to them about collaboration with close friend of Example Skittles.
Example : You've just finished your album and its causing a stir online. What did you want to achieve with the album what were your intentions? Do you think they have been fulfilled?
Camo and Krooked : This album is our biggest project so far and we had loads of fun in the studio writing it. Our Intention with this album was to create something really diverse and special, crossing the lines of generic DnB and getting influences from complete different genres of electronic music. We ended up having 18 tunes, so we think there is enough for everybody on there, for the liquid heads, for the ravers, for the ones who like it a bit deeper and even for the dubstep community. I think these intentions have been fulfilled and as it got released we got such an amount of good feedback over twitter and Facebook we couldn’t believe it.
Example : What was / is your writing process?
Camo and Krooked : We have separated Studios at our homes and never sit together working on tunes, that’s how we started and that’s how we keep it as it works out great. We always send stuff back and forth collecting feedback. Krooked is more responsible for the melodies while Camo is taking care of the arrangement and the mixdowns, but basically it’s all 50-50.
Example : What was the first and last place you played?
Camo and Krooked : The first placed we have been playing together as Camo & Krooked was in Krooked’s hometown St. Pölten in Austria in 2007 at an after skateboard contest party. And the last one was a sold out Hospitality in Liverpool with Andy C, High Contrast and Netsky.
Example : First thing you do in the morning?
Camo and Krooked : Switching on the PC and checking the mails.
Example : Favourite place to play ?
Camo and Krooked : We played so many incredible places this year, but a highlight is always the Hospitality at the Brixton Academy, it’s just such an epic venue and the best crowd aswell.
Example : You have a tune on your album featuring friend of Example Skittles. How did that come about ?
Camo and Krooked : We had this hip hop influenced dubstep tune and been thinking a rap vocal could really take it to the next level. As it’s hard to get fitting vocals of a famous act in time, we decided to try an upcoming talent. That’s what Skittles is without a doubt. It worked out brilliant and was really easy working with giving direct feedback without managers involved and therefore getting the exact thing we’ve been searching for, a wicked and catchy vocal, thanks Skittles!
Example : Who would be a dream collaboration?
Camo and Krooked : We would definitely go outside of our regular production genres for our dream collaboration, it would be more someone like Wolfgang Gartner, Stephan Bodzin or Digitalism to create something new again
Example : Now the album is out what is next on the cards?
Camo and Krooked : Next up we have a follow up Single which contains "Cross The Line Ft. Ayah Marar" and we did a Dubstep remix for it and Metrik another DnB remix which sounds great. Aswell we just finished a tune for the next Hospital compilation called "15 Years Of Hospital" dropping end of November. We’ve been working on music for computer games and trailer so listen closely when you buy a new game, we hope to get deeper into that scene aswell:)
Example : 3 tunes never out of your box at the moment?
Camo and Krooked :
Camo & Krooked - Run Riot
Micky Finn & Aphrodite - Bad Ass
Camo & Krooked - Breezeblock