Rae can be more of a socialite, enjoying people, events, and new adventures. She’s also into underground music and loves keying in on new, upcoming artist. Nicole loves adventuring but equally enjoys time to herself. She’s cool, calm, and collected with a lil sass keeping classic songs on repeat. It’s really cool when we get together and listen to music. We’re able to bridge new artist inspiration with the sampled beats and lyrics from classic artist. Thankfully, our interest in music has aligned allowing us to have the same passion for DJing!
What is it that you love about the scene / Your subgenre's scene?
Everyone loves funk and everyone loves bass. The contrast and the balance of Funk Trap is unlike anything else. We love that people with a funk upbringing and trap interest are able to come together over this blend. It’s the most badass synth of all time.
What is something that bugs you about the DJ scene?
We try not to let anything really bother us. Everyone has their own style and way of doing things and we respect that. Something frustrating is when “DJs” don’t know the proper DJ knowledge. Just how anyone can be an artist, anyone can be a DJ. There are a lot of people not truly learning the craft.
What is your opinion regarding the difference between old school DJing where everything was restricted to vinyl and modern DJing where most tracks are never put on any physical medium before or after release?
The fact that songs do not all come out on vinyl is unfortunate because it sounds way better. Technology could never truly replicate the sound of vinyl. And I mean, you gotta respect the true DJ technique of spinning vinyl. However, there’s so much ease that comes with digital DJing like the ability to instantly download any song, simple not having to haul around our entire vinyl collection, being able to loop a beat with ease. We’re happy we are able to bridge the two and use both mediums.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
Right now This is America is on repeat. We are listening to in as we write this and while you read this….we’re still listening to it. We both love Childish Gambino’s ability to deliver lyrical flow about substantial topics. His music is always quality and personal. You can tell when a musician treats their music as art.
What is one track that got popular that you can't stand?
It sucks that it’s not surprising when a bad songs is on the charts. It’s today’s norm. Desiigner, Kodak Black and Xxxtenacion are a few rappers that are very annoying to the both of us. Mumble rap is here and we accept that, however when the lyrics are 100% not comprehensible... it’s just weird. Why are we listening to this?! It makes no sense.
Let's get a little personal. What's your personal style? What's your go-to outfit and what type of sunnies do you usually wear?
Fashion is everythingggg. Having a sense of individuality has always been important to us and fashion allows each of us to visually do so. When we were young, of course we had matching outfits on the daily. Once we realized we could dress different, we truly began exploring ways to express ourselves through style.
Nicole’s style is very streetwear chic. She buys a lot of unique denim items, matching sets, and is obsessed with statement boots. Rae enjoys shopping vintage and one of a kind items. Her go-to would definitely be a patterned button up shirt, matching shorts, and some clean sneakers. We both love where fashion is headed. Trends like visors, painted denim, bag belts, and cat eye sunglasses definitely gets us excited for summer. Our favorite sunglasses are colorful retro shades and geometric frames.
How do you guys #KeepItShady?
We keep it shady because we keep it real!
Comments will be approved before showing up.