Driver Era

by the partae

Where are you currently based?

We both live in LA. But seems like we haven’t spent much time here recently.

How did you first start playing music?

I sort of played random instruments here and there growing up. When I was super young the first thing I started was piano with my grandpa.

Then I randomly took a few drum lessons a couple years after that. Then there was moments of guitar, but that would come and go for a few more years.

I never really stuck with one instrument and I think that’s why I like producing.

What’s been happening recently?

I’ve been spending some time in the studio while we’re on a little break from touring. I just bought some new headphones for the flights 🙂 Been taking care of my dragon Spark too.

Your latest single ‘Malibu’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

When we showed up to the studio that day everyone had just come from Malibu the day before so it seemed like a good start to a song.

What does Malibu mean to you?

Beach, Rum, Water, Sun

Pretty good version of paradise to me.

You have a new album, please tell us how this came about and what were the influences:

We’re constantly making music so this is just a taste of what’s on our hard drive.

On this Mixtape there’s Dance influence, R&B, Pop, 80s, Funk, and ross likes to say Bedroom Thrash.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

Most of the album was recorded in our studio in LA.

Most tracks are written, produced and mixed by Ross and I.

Malibu we did with a friend named Griff.

And Keep Moving Forward Nikka add some nice melodies to 🙂

What do you have planned for this latest album, I see you are currently touring globally… 

Yea we got a good amount of touring going on for the next couple months.

We just got the first cut of the video for a song called Fantasy.

Maybe 1 more video for another song soon too.

What can we expect from your upcoming Australian shows?

Good vibes, some cool lights, and us 🙂

Who are you listening to at the moment?

JMSN is cool.

Demons Massane Remix

Speaking Sonar by Summer Salt is a good one

Peach Fuzz by Tyler the creator

I’ve been liking a lot of what blood orange has been doing lately.

What do you like to do away from music?

I like to play hockey

I spend a lot of time doing music. So I am kinda curious what else I could enjoy in this world.

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?

We got some shows in Japan, AUS, New Zealand, Europe and UK to finish off the year. Then I’ll probably move houses after that.

Favourite food and place to hangout in LA?

There’s this new restaurant called Taisho that’s pretty good. Got nice sake and Sea Bass. Good hang at the bar too.


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