SMETNJAKOVIH 12: Volatile

The following words were written on this very computer one month ago: “Volatile was formed only two years ago through a trans-alpine connection of two young yet versatile producers, NubiS from Slovenia and Feral from Switzerland. The pair shared a passion for 90’s big beat, drum’n’bass and the new wave of electro, which gave birth to a perilous monster: the sound so powerful and chaotic that it should be measured with Richter magnitude scale. The youngsters’ flair for destruction was noticed swiftly – The Proxy picked up their very first single and tracklisted it in his mix for Kissy Sell Out’s BBC Radio 1 show, while Hostage started spreading their name through his live sets and by praising them on the musical blogosphere. Their first official release – Faces Of War EP – has seen the light of day through an independent digital label Studio Internova shortly after. While the conscientious twosome continued to produce track after track, their take on Röyksopp’s Tricky Tricky landed nearly at the top of the hypem.com popularity chart on several occasions, second only to mainstream artists like Kanye West. With a potent fascination with music, heaps of exciting unreleased materials and an upcoming Australian tour with notorious Trashbags Kids, Volatile is destined to explode. Get to know them, before your friends do.”

Still, before we send them out into the world, we have to try them out for ourselves. The ultimate test of the semi-domestic duo will take place in four weeks at Klub K4. If they survive this, they will survive just anything.

1. Who are you, what do you do and where do you do it?
Žiga and Jonas, we make music in our million dollar studio.

2. Describe your sound in 12 words!
Dark, hard, loud, distorted yet deep, menacing, apocalyptic, moody, techy, explosive… Volatile.

3. Which musician/music act did most significantly influence your music taste?
There is no one specific musician, all our favourite artists combined providing us with a varity of sounds…
Prodigy, Chemical Bros, Konflict, Kemal, Crystal Method, Noisia, Secret Frequency Crew, Horsemen (Ink, Loxy, Spirit, Digital, etc.), 90s hiphop…

4. Blue pill or red pill?
Sorry, wasn’t paying attention. Which one is for what? Morpheus was your name, right?

5. Which are your superpowers?
You can be special too.

6. Which song should have been on every CD recorded for the loved one?
A song for the ladies by Jon Lajoie – Show me your genitals.

7. Who is DJ Umek?
That’s an easy one, he is… erm… a disc jockey!

8. Why do they put round pizza in a square box?
Don Mascarpone decided so.

9. What do you do, when you are not occupied with music?
Sleep. Well, sometimes… wait, no. Just sleep.

10. Who is your favourite Game Over member?
What’s Game Over?

11. Current top 4 for the dancefloor and top 3 for the car?
Club:
Volatile – Nautilus
Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor’s Broken Handbrake Remix)
Joey Beltram – Shaking Trees
The Proxy – Who Are You? (Polymorphic remix)

Bedroom:
Stimming – Fruits of Life
Lazersonic & Zak Frost – Aquaplane
Secret Frequency Crew – Holographic Moon Owls

12. Last pearls of wisdom?
Let time be time.

Volatile – Code (09 mix)

Volatile – Epsylone

Volatile – Nothing Is Getting Us Anywhere (promo mix as fresh as a daisy)

Artwork: Žiga Artnak



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