Where are you currently based and where are you from?
We are both from and based in Southwest Sydney, Campbelltown 2560.
How did you’s first start playing music and rapping?
Growing up our oldest brother Rodz was always playing rap and hip hop, He was always in tune with the scene back then and even had all the latest hard copy CD’s and albums so of course being the little brothers we looked up to him and wanted to be like him in every way. In doing this we both found our passion in rap and rapping. Our older brother even helped us write rhymes when we were little and bought us our very first microphone to record tracks.
How does your background and where you are from play a role in your music?
We are both full Samoan so being samoan we were raised with a strong musical background from singing hymns in church to playing the guitar and singing and rapping at drink ups. Being from Campbelltown we were also influenced from our area and surroundings, Campbelltown being a part of Sydney that is well away from the city with half of our area being housing commission and all of it being very multicultural. Growing up in these types of areas there is a big hip hop and rap culture and influence and being from there is a big part of our artist identity.
What’s been happening recently?
Just the usual working at our jobs and also working on our music, We recently signed with Biordi Music so from there it’s just been full blast with our music. We’ve been trying to perfect our art as much as we can and record as much quality tracks as we can so the studio has been like our 2nd workplace. Also a lot of strategising and organising with our team at Biordi music, a lot of things to look forward to from all of us.
Your new single ‘The Top’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
As soon as we heard the beat we just vibed out and put our own twist on it. It’s different to what we normally do so we just wanted to still keep our style and flows on it and in the end it all worked out and it’s a banger.
How did you go about writing The Top?
We actually wrote this track in the studio our manager Lowkee came in with a beat and said there’s this beat that we have to jump on and as soon as it played we were both feeling it. So we wrote the track then and there and recorded it in the same session.
Where and when did you record/produce and who with?
We recorded it at red stage studio with DJ Sefru and it was Mixed by Mixtri and mastered by Chunkyluv, So a big shoutout to all these guys. Also the producer for this track is relyt who is from the UK.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding through out the creation of The Top?
The most challenging thing would probably be not knowing how the Australian audience will take it, as there’s not much tracks like this in our scene.
The most rewarding thing was probably just putting the track out there. Before this we had a bit of a break from making music so putting this track out as our first one back was really rewarding for us.
What do you like to do away from music?
(Pistol) VIP lounge and sinking a pint at the local.
(Enzo) away from music, spending quality time with my son & my partner is what’s important to me.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
(Pistol) I listen to a lot of old school like Dre, Big, 50, Lil wayne and also listen to some of the current UK artist like Dutchaveli, Dave, Tion Wayne, Jhus, But mostly I’m listening to instrumentals and beats that I can rap on and also the tracks I’ve made.
(Enzo) lately I’ve been listening to a lot of uk/aus rap artists but always crank meek mill & b.i.g those 2 are my go to.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020?
More banger singles and an EP
Favourite food and place to hangout?
(Pistol) my favourite food would have to be a mad seafood platter, Lobster, oysters, kina and all that stuff ay and also any Asian food would have to be my favourite.
My go to hangout spot would probably just have to be Any VIP lounge or Dragons Den. IYKYK
(Enzo) favourite food has to be seafood oysters,muscles,prawns,etc . Don’t have a favourite place to hang out as long as the company’s good.