It’s 1 YEAR today since we started this blogging madness. This little baby of a blog was named after The Number 20 bus. This bus will take you to where you need to go in Oslo. Well almost where you need to go. Its a pretty boring bus ride, but Shari and Vari managed to make it fun and free. Just like us and our blog… Fun and free!! Hmm? ;-)
Our main aim with this blog is to spread our LOVE for music and art. And not at least show respect and support for the artists we blog . The music industry is fragile like our nerves on a Sunday. We need to nurture whats left of it/them. So please for 2010 buy the music, show support and eat sandwiches!
VARI SAYS TO SHARI: It has been the year of the blog. I have got permanent shoulder damage because of it. We need to play in real time. Make it happen! !!FIREWORKS!!
SHARI SAYS TO VARI: I know! I have R.S.I (Repetitive Strain Injury) from all this extremely passionate blogging dedication to YOU (my partner in blog crime and best friend), music, the 20 and it’s supporters, the talented people we are so lucky to be in contact with and obviously how much we miss each other! Separation sucks sooooooooooo much! 2010 we are reunited! !!FIREFUCKINGWORKS !!
THANK YOU EVERYONE! For all the overwhelming support and feedback through the year. A special thank you to all the artists that have graced us with their words, music and art! You know who you are!
Much Love & Everlasting Respect Shari & Vari Forever Ever! xxxxxx
PRESENTS FROM VARI:
A-ha – Take On Me (Extended version)
Australian Crawl - Reckless
Savage - Don´t Cry Tonight
Blue Night – Turn Me Loose
Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
Was Not Was – Wheel Me Out
New Order - The Beach (Original 12 mix)
PRESENTS FROM SHARI:
Dance Reaction – Disco Train (Morgan Geist Carboose Mix)
Space Dimension Controller – The Love Quadrant
Walter Jones - I Am Loved
The Revenge – Hometaping 04 B Side Forever In Their Debt (Bottle Of Scotch Mix)
Justin Faust – Holdin’ On
Muffin – Seagulls
Ali Love – Love Harder (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
DJ Hell – U Can Dance (Carl Craig Remix V.2)
THERE’S MORE! YAY!
A VERY SPECIAL PRESENT FROM OUR MEGA TALENTED MATES – FROMAGE DISCO:
1. The Kenneth Bager Experience – I Cant Wait (Toby Tobias Club Mix)
2. Pink Stallone – Hydroplanes (Joey Washington Edit)
3. Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldnt Hurt Me (Ooft Remix)
4. Fromage Disco – Repeight
5. Robert Babicz – Astor (Shur-i-kan remix)
6. James Johnston – Slow Dance & Romance
7. Ilija Rudman – Casual Joys (Jacques Renault remix)
8. Azari & III – Reckless For Your Love
9. Runaway – The Fire Below (Jungle mix)
10. Rove Dogs – Why Dont You Dub?
11. Rory Phillips – Solar Breakfast
12. Mudd – 54b (Ray Mang vs Fromage beats)
13. Glocal – After Midnight
THANK YOU AGAIN & PLEASE ENJOY! SHARI & VARI ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR OF FUN WITH YOU…
Who are Fromage Disco?
Fromage Disco is Dr Disconyx and Nate B. It originally started as a party where we could both play the music we loved, turned into a DJ duo, and ended up producing music. Now its a brand that encompasses all three.
How did this whole music thing start?
As above, an excuse for a couple of mates to play the music they love. We had both been doing DJing and events for a number of years before meeting up in Melbourne, found that music here was too minimal for our liking and that we wanted to hear proper music. So, we started a night that allowed us to play the disco sounds we loved, along with house, techno, and whatever else we felt like at the time.
What’s just been released?
The big news for us is the release of our first 12″ ‘Vicious’ on UK imprint Needwant Recordings, home of the future disco compilations. Runaway have done a cracking remix for the vinyl, while Melbourne local Agent 86 has turned in a great remix for the digital release. There’s also a few remixes we have finished for Brisbane’s Dektek Records in the last few months, our attempt at writing some slow house.
What can we look forward to in the near future?
More music, more gigs, and undoubtedly more beer drinking. An upcoming single ‘Acidic Strings’ for Agent 86′s label Lightspeed Recordings, complete with remixes by Pete Herbert and ex Fromage Disco resident DJ Andy Wallace. That’s to be followed by our first release for Melbourne bangers Smashbang Records. We’d also like to work on a Fromage Disco live set.
Where do you continually get your inspiration?
Nate: Listening to music, whether its singles, mixes, or whatever. We just listen to a huge variety of music, between the 2 of us I think country, trance, and hard house are about the only things we dont have covered. That’s often reflected in our DJ sets, you never know quite what you will hear and we like to draw on a lot of different styles for our productions. At the moment its hard not to be inspired by the wave of slow house sweeping the globe, its a real throwback to sounds I loved 10-12 years ago mixed up with touches of disco and its been the biggest inspiration for us in 2009.
Travis: Listening to the music Nate collects or other djs mixes.
Who are your hero’s?
Nate: I hate this question, can I just say Dr Disconyx?
Travis: aaah shucks, probably the dudes from Chic, Kubrick, Moroder or Tsutomu Kato and Tadashi Osanai. I’m easily persuaded.
What do you listen to when you want to relax?
Nate: The Revenge’s Skinny Slow Mo mix has been a highlight of the last few months. Such beatiful music I can just bliss out to. Although it doesnt have to be slow to chill me out, I still remember coming home from school as a kid and falling asleep in front of the speakers listening to hardcore and punk at high volumes. Travis: Beruit, Midlake, Sebastian Tellier, Bowie, aphex ambient stuff, Joakims bread and butter mix, alot of mixes of cool in the pool actually. Some mixes I’ve got from Blentwell and some mixes I got from Factmagazine, some fromagedisco mixes.
Nate: It has to be the Berlin Sessions gig at Prince Bandroom a couple of months ago. Isolee and something else (?) were conspiring to keep me off kilter all night long. TRAVVY!!!! Thank god that video interview never turned up on the Berlin Sessions website. Travis: I played a gig at a sex party that was pretty weird. I was clothed the entire time, seriously! Also when I started out (2000ish) I covered for my mate for a month at a strip bar. I called in sick and went to the bigdayout and one of the girls ‘boyfriend/pimp’ who use to go around asking for a gold coin donation to get the girl a boobjob said he would play for free. I got the sack, I lost the job for my mate and it took ages to get paid. Worse gig ever! But it all honesty it was the best thing that happened, I thought I could make it all Studio54/Playboy Mansion with naked girls and the such and it just so wasn’t. I also have a terrible voice and I can’t do the ‘come on guys giveeeee it upppp for Phorsche’ or some typical stripper name.
Nate: Been there, Millenium NYE in Miami. 6 hours of Victor Calderone followed by 11 hours of Danny Tenaglia. There were other rooms at the gig too but I dont remember them. With open bar all night I’m surprised I remember much at all! Travis: I love the soundsystem in Fabric.
Nate: Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate. Only problem with dark though is that you feel sicker after binging on a whole block. I find Hazelnut is much better for a good binge. Travis: Anything my Mum or my Fiance makes.
The Number 20 ;-), DJ history, Bumrocks, Fact Magazine, WFMU and anything to do with free music theory tutorials.
Alex Ward – Showcase (Fromage Rmx)