Q&A with Up and Coming Producer Duo MEDZ From Down Under
Posted by VMan on March 21, 2017
How did you come up with the artist name MEDZ?
The first time we worked together i’d just had 2 wisdom teeth out and i was off my head on painkiller meds!
How did the “Unforgettable” collaboration come about?
We’ve known Kings for a couple of years and did some production on one of his early house tracks, we wrote this track before his single “Don’t worry about it” blew up. it started off very different at 140bpm and somehow ended up more chilled.
How did you guys connect with Be Rich Records?
I’ve worked with Be Rich as Magik J for years and always had a great A&R relationship with Guy and John, so when we started this new project we went to them first.
What is your dream collaboration & why?
We are loving all Jon Hopkins stuff at the moment, everything he does is unique and production is incredible. Would also love to work with Bjork.
When did you guys start getting into creating music?
I started making music around the late 90’s and ran a label called Shaboom in the UK releasing my own tracks, Jack has been making music for the last 4 years and is already way better than me!
Who are some of your main influences? On your latest single a Flume inspired sound is what came to mind for us.
Yes we love Flume and the sound he’s created. Again Jon Hopkins on the production side of things is a big influence but also older bands like Massive Attack and Portishead, we’re big fans of 90’s trip hop.
What is the music scene like in NZ?
Really strong at the moment there’s loads of great international acts coming over to play and more cool local events popping up all the time.
Favorite musicians outside of the Electronic market?
Been listening to loads of Sigur Rós, it’s really amazing stuff.
What is your favorite release to date and why?
This is only our second release so I guess this one as it’s our latest.
Are you guys working on any new projects?
We have lots of new material lined up and working with different vocalists both here in NZ and overseas. We’re still finding our sound and its great just experimenting with new ideas each day.
What software do you guys produce in?
Both Logic and Ableton live through UAD Apollo. We’re also amassing lots of old analogue gear which our next few releases will feature.
Do you guys prefer to be doing live shows DJing or in the studio creating new music?
We haven’t done too many MEDZ live shoes yet but we can’t wait to get out there. Studio is the main focus for now and then hopefully the touring will follow. We have some cool ideas for the live show and it’d definitely involve some of our analogue gear .