Melbourne’s SCNDL Talks North American Tour, TJR Remix, & Studio Setup
Big room house and Melbourne Bounce come together via Austalian duo SCNDL. Comprised of Tom Grant and Adam Amuso, the pair has been on the rise since its 2011 formation. Choice releases—including a remix of MAKJ’s “Hold Up” and originals “Gypsy” and “Bleed”—led to support from Tommy Trash, Chuckie, Lazy Rich, and Henry Fong in 2013.
In 2014, the pair has bounced into the dance world elite with a residency at Pacha Sydney, a single release on Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music imprint, and a new remix of TJR and Vinai’s “Bounce Generation.” We connected with the guys to discuss their origins, influences, and ongoing North American tour.
DJ Times: How did you two meet and decide to make music together?
SCNDL: We met at an afterparty that we were both DJing at separately. We started chatting about music, got drunk, and I guess the rest is history. [laughs]
DJ Times: What sort of artists and releases—both dance and otherwise—were particularly influential to you growing up in Australia?
SCNDL: Growing up we listened to everything from rap to rock, but the first electronic sound that really hooked both of us was hardstyle, which we got into pretty young. Of course artists like Showtek, Headhunterz, Dark by Design and so on were the first DJs we really looked up to. There’s just something about those melodies that got us hooked!
DJ Times: You’ve just kicked off a North American tour. What can fans expect from a SCNDL DJ set?
SCNDL: A bit of everything you could say. We definitely love playing bounce but we throw in a bit of big room, some trap, and we love throwing in some old school trance and hardstyle elements if the vibe is right.
DJ Times: Your remix of TJR and Vinai “Bounce Generation” was just released. How did the opportunity to remix the track come about?
SCNDL: Through our record label in Australia, Ministry of Sound. They were licensing the mix and wanted two remixes on it. We were just lucky that they asked us to do it!
DJ Times: What studio gear and software have you been using recently for production?
SCNDL: We try to use as much software as possible because we’re on the road so much; lugging heavy hardware is something we don’t want to be doing! [laughs] We run FL studio as our DAW of choice, and generally our go to plugins are Sylenth, Massive, Nexus, and Spire! That being said, running a great synth without good FX can be a bit underwhelming, so we try to process everything till we’re happy with how it sounds!
Preview SCNDL’s remix of “Bounce Generation” below, and buy it now here.