We’re Doing It Live with Savoy: An Artist Interview
Savoy is a Boulder born, Brooklyn based electronic rock trio consisting of DJ Gray Smith, DJ/Guitarist Ben Eberdt, and drummer Mike Kelly (aka WetBandit aka Naked Drummer). I’ve personally been following them for quite a while now. I DJ’ed in college, and one of my favorite songs to play after 2am was I’m In Need. Some super early dubstep sounds that got the late night crowd head-banging like crazy. This was in 2011, so these guys are veterans in the electronic music game.
Their sound has developed since, changing with the times while implementing their unique show to the electronic scene. It’s a completely live electronic show. The live electronic show is a natural progression in the electronic music space, weeding out the play pressers and hand waving DJs. Savoy’s new projects along with their live show element remind me of a combination between ODESZA, Tycho and Emancipator (with sprinkles of RJD2 drizzled on top).
We had the opportunity to interview Savoy below. You know the drill, click play on the Soundcloud embed and read the full interview below for the FULL Savoy experience.
Are there an instruments that you currently wish you COULD play (that you can’t) ?
pedal steel guitar would be sweet
What do you like to do when you’re simply hanging out – aside from music?
cooking, hiking, chillin with friends, photography, learning new ?
Who are your musical influences?
Led Zeppelin, Daft Punk, Queen, Justice, Nero, Deadmau5, a million others
Do you have a favorite NEW artists that doesn’t have much of a following?
What makes your live shows unique?
We’re all playing instruments live. Our set is all original music remixed into live versions. It’s electronic music with more to watch than just a dude with his hands up.
Do you have a key production tip for our young producers out there?
Organize your presets and your samples meticulously into folders so u don’t have to remake everything for every song. This will help define your sound and speed up your workflow.
Do you have a favorite in-studio snack?
Deep river snacks Jalapeño chips and a NYC bagel
If you were a Spotify playlist, which one would you be?
What is next for Savoy?
More tunes and a new live show when it’s ready 🙂
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