The Optimen, Pure Product, seven
Vegas Aces are a Brisbane hip hop duo and the winners of our Sprung Festival competition. They join the Sprung lineup at The River Stage in Brisbane this Saturday the 15th October.
Interview: 10 October 2011
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
The music we have released previously on our EP 'V.A.All.Day' is very 'big' sounding. With large drums, thumping basslines and very energetic samples. We were still trying to figure out what the 'Vegas Aces' sound was ourselves in the process of making it. Moving forward into the album we are delving more into the musicality of it and trying to go for a unique sound not too far removed from our previous work, but moving in a direction that we want. All the themes are very relatable from relationships, to early twenties anxiety bullshit etc - we definitely try to channel from real life.
You are the winners of our Sprung competition and will be playing this weekend at the river stage in Brisbane - what are you hoping to gain from the experience?
We are just stoked the good people at Triple J know our name! We have played a fair amount of live shows but never a festival so I'm sure its definitely going to be a learning curve for us. We are just happy to be involved and very humbled to be added to such a stellar line up + have the opportunity to be exposed to everyone coming on the day.
What can Sprung punters expect from the Vegas Aces live show?
Lots of energy. Big sounds. Our favourite songs off the EP and showcasing what we've been working for on the album.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
We are very blessed to have a talented circle of friends with our Born Fresh crew. Butchdaddy, Tommy Ill, Seven, Mr Hill, Pure Product, Rayza, Elo and Truths etc etc. We owe a lot to The Optimen for a lot of early guidance. And also Brisbane pioneers such as DJ Katch and Lazy Grey. There are a lot of people that have paved the way that we salute! There are seriously too many people to name that do great work for Brisbane.
What’s coming up for you in the rest of 2011 and looking to 2012?
Trying to finish our album in 2011. Release the album and tour in 2012.
Australian music is…?
...evolving and growing.