One Bit have continued on their ascent through various avenues of electronic music, they play Oval Space (venue changed) on 5th December 2014 for the Bondax & Friends show.
How did the collaboration between you two emerge and what were your inspirations for One Bit?
We started working together when we were back at Uni in Liverpool and everything has just kind of snowballed from there. We’d been writing and producing for other artists for a couple of years before we decided to take the leap and become artists ourselves.
When writing we try and take inspiration from as many different places as possible as you never know what’s going to inspire you, it helps keep us creatively fresh. We’re inspired by the idea of making something a bit different from the rest, without having feature vocalists and making music that works as well on the stage as it does in the studio.
Even though you haven’t been present on the dance scene for long, you seem to have taken it by the storm. How does it feel to be the ‘new favourite act of the year’ and where, in your opinion, lays One Bit’s success?
Its been a bit of a whirlwind year for us! We’re incredibly humbled by all of the amazing support that we have had so far, I think we still find it a little awkward to be described as “new favourite act of the year”!
I think it’s because we feel like we’re just getting started, there’s a virtually unlimited list of what we still want to achieve and there’s a long way to go before we’re at where we want to be.
Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up – not those who wait, we try to keep as true as possible to what we set out to do and have as much fun as possible along the way; luckily for us so far it seems to be working!
We’ve heard that between your duo you can play fifteen different instruments and often use them during your live performances. Can we see this instrumental influence in your DJ sets?
We like to try and add an extra element to our DJ sets by adding live percussion, and it’s something that we want to expand upon more in the future. But we try and make our sets flow well musically and have an interesting dynamic throughout.
This year brought you a tour around few music festivals in the UK. What would be the highlights of your festival season and 2014 so far?
It would have to be T in the Park for us, despite the huge drive it was an incredible moment that really kicked off a lot of things for us. Another surprise highlight for us was a niche little dance festival that we played called UV festival, home to about 500 partygoers in a field painted head to toe in UV paint and every single one of them was up for it! An absolutely incredible micro festival and we’d love to do it again next year.
What are your plans for the upcoming 2015?
We’re currently putting together an EP which will hopefully be coming your way early next year! That’s our main focus at the moment, and we’re loving experimenting musically in the studio trying to push ourselves as much as we can.
Aside from that we’re taking our live set up a notch and we’ve got a load of DJ sets booked for December / January.
The main dates for the diary are: 27th of November we’re supporting Pablo Nouvelle, 5th of December Djing with Bondax & TCTS and on NYE we’re DJing at QUBE.
Top 5 tracks you are playing out at the moment?
Shiba San – Okay
Wilfred Giroux – Stronger
Shadow Child Remix of AlunaGeorge – Best Be Believing
Lane 8 & Bipolar Sunshine – I Got What You Need
Devolution – My Friends
Any forthcoming releases or other projects you can tell us about?
We have our new track “Won’t Hold Back” coming out on the 8th of December, our EP out early next year and we’ve just had our remix of Vance Joy’s Riptide released in the US which is worth checking out!
Describe your sound in 3 words:
Indie, Electronic, Dance
Vance Joy – Riptide (One Bit remix)
Bondax & Friends UK Club Tour
Friday 5th December
***Oval Space*** venue change
29-32 The Oval Bethnal Green, London, E2 9DT/strong>
10pm to 6am
£15 Sold Out
£17.50 – Sold Out
£20 Only a few left