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EDMC RADIO: SunSquabi [Boulder, CO]



December 11th, 2014

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EDMC RADIO-SunSquabi

It all began in 2011 when guitarist Kevin Donohue and bassist Andrew Clymer broke away from their hip-hop roots and decided that sample-based electronic music simply wasn’t enough. The Boulder duo set out to find their own blend of live instrumentation and production, which would lead to the creation of SunSquabi. The group very quickly gained notoriety in the Denver/Boulder area and performed their first show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in June 2011 (Global Dance Festival). Shortly thereafter, drummer and Boston native Chris Anderson joined the group and inspired the group to even further seek the limitless potential of the live-electronic realm.
Over the past three years, SunSquabi has performed at some of the country’s most notable music festivals (Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, SXSW, Euphoria Music Festival). The trio has been consistently touring the U.S. since May 2012, and rapidly gaining recognition from the ever-evolving EDM and Livetronica markets. SunSquabi has shared the stage with Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, The Disco Biscuits, GriZ, Up Until Now, Two Fresh, Conspirator, Michal Menert, Boombox, The Floozies, Archnemesis, Break Science, Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory and many more.
This mix is a live recording from SunSquabi’s tour stop at The Frequency in Madison, WI on October 8th, 2014.

 

 

/////////// WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO DJING – OR IN YOUR CASE, PRODUCING? WHAT DRIVES YOU?

SunSquabi is our first project that we’ve been in together that uses a hybrid of both electronic production and live instruments, so the creative process and how we present it all live is constantly evolving. Being able to integrate the electronic side of things into everything we do has been very exciting to say the least.

A lot of the time, it feels like there really is no ceiling to what can be done sonically, so that feeling and that openness really keeps us constantly pushing and striving for that next level of what we can create.

 

/////////// WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU INTO NOW? WHO’S GOT YOUR ATTENTION?

We listen to stuff all over the map. Everything from full live bands like STS9, Papadosio, and Lotus to Producers such as Mr. Bill or Flying Lotus. We definitely listen to a lot of music that has nothing to do with electronica too! Have you heard Aaron Behrens’ (Ghost land Observatory) new project? It’s pretty safe to say that we’re all a little obsessed with Lettuce and The Motet. Nobody is making music like Manic Focus right now though, we’ve been rocking his new album quite a bit on tour.

 

/////////// WHAT DID YOU GO FOR WITH THIS MIX?

This mix is a live soundboard recording from a show on our last tour in Madison, WI. We tried to diversify the set list that night, playing not only original tracks, but also remixes, and full live improvisation. There are also two brand new original tracks in this set, which we are very excited to be releasing in Spring 2015.

 

/////////// TRACKLIST

Improv>
Conga – Gloria Estefan (SunSquabi Remix)
Andromeda
In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins (SunSquabi Remix)
Mob Boss*
Phobos
Game of Thrones Theme (SunSquabi Remix)
Sparrow
Hustlin’
Aerodynamic – Daft Punk (SunSquabi Remix)
Bubs*
Thunder
Rainy Day

* Unreleased Track


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