It’s been a while since we have done a DYD Super Interview. A DYD Super Interview is a mix of an interview and photo shoot. We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Feed The Animals, a Johannesburg based bass duo. You’re going to hear from Justin and Wayne as they take you through their music journey. We’re also listening to the Drop Your Drink Minimix that they made for us.

DYD: Can you tell us why it is a good idea to Feed The Animals, when normally signs indicate otherwise?
Justin (Feed The Animals): Hey man, consider me the zoo keeper. We don’t want any anorexic party animals. 

DYD: You’ve been involved in the music industry for quite some time. What did you get up to when Feed The Animals was not around and what made you move to create Feed The Animals?
Wayne (Feed The Animals): In our much younger days it was pretty much house parties, carting gear around, and playing where ever you could (for free of course). That gradually evolved into experimenting with music software, bigger parties and eventually YOG YOG came along.

Justin (Feed The Animals): Since I remember I’ve been a DJ so not much has changed for me. We started Feed The Animals when two of our mates (Guy Weller and Arthur Shakovsky) approached us saying that they have this amazing venue and they want to throw a party and we haven’t looked back since.

DYD: Can you tell us about your first experience as DJs?
Justin (Feed The Animals): It was awkward as hell, I was literally shaking so badly that I couldn’t put the needle on the record. Ya heard correctly, we were still rocking the turntables back then.

Wayne (Feed The Animals): Bad sound, worse table, and lots of request, which I can understand, cause I had like 4 vinyls at the time

DYD: So over the years you’ve watched music evolve, where do you think we’re heading next?
Justin (Feed The Animals): The evolution has been crazy I’ve seen a lot of music genres come and go but I still think the classics will always stay. Genres to look out for future garage and bass music (everybody needs a little bass in their lives).

Wayne (Feed The Animals): House music in it’s various forms is always going to be a electronic music staple I think, and your more urban music genres are ever changing. Maybe breaks are due for a new take on the genre?

DYD: Would you ever consider branching off into music production?
Wayne (Feed The Animals): Not a consideration, a definite goal.

Justin (Feed The Animals): That is pretty much our main objective currently, we have invested in some nice hardware toys so expect some bootlegs and originals in the New Year.

DYD: Do you guys have a favourite performance? Where was it and why is it a favourite?
Justin (Feed The Animals): There are two that really stand out for me, the first is the YOG YOG Cyberpukers party. I was really blown away with the production from the visuals to the sound, everything was perfect, hands down one of the best parties we ever played at and probably the biggest one as yet.

Then the one and only SUMO heavy weight bass party. I have to quote the Trap gods, “Damn son, where’d ya find this?” I really loved everything about this party. It had massive sound, an epic venue and people were really loving that heavy weight bass.

DYD: Who are some of your favourite international artists and acts? I’ve heard the more obscure they are the better but personally we’re having a thing for Massive Attack again.
Justin (Feed The Animals): You know I can go on forever with this question. There are so many to mention but here are ten of my favorites at the moment:
– Showdow Child
– Snakehips
– Maribou State
– Djemba Djemba
– Kendrick Lamar
– Frank Marksy
– Kry Wolf
– Bare
– Kill Paris
– Netsky

DYD: What do you do in your spare time, besides being awesome?
Justin (Feed The Animals): Well the normal things in life like painting fences, math club, chess club and obviously long walks on the beach #YOLO

Wayne (Feed The Animals): Pretty much, except he keeps to the beaches and I prefer the parks.

DYD: What would your ultimate musical success be?
Justin (Feed The Animals): Well one of them is materializing; we’ve been booked to play at YOG YOG Presents Netsky on the 27th of December (Massive thank you to our boys at YOG YOG for hooking us up!) Success for me means that I can eventually quit my job and focus on the things I really love.

Wayne (Feed The Animals): I would love if our efforts in music could one day afford us the opportunity to also travel abroad, see some weird and strange places, and meet some of our idols in the industry. Being able to do this full time, that would be bliss.

We’re checking out the Drop Your Drink Minimix that Feed The Animals made for us. It’s bassy, it’s beautiful and you can listen to it below.

If you want more Feed The Animals information:
– Like the Feed The Animals Facebook page
– Check out the Feed The Animals Soundcloud page
– Follow Feed The Animals on Twitter

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