We’re very excited to be hosting Paul T and Edward Oberon at our 1 year anniversary. We’ve been hooked on their sound for quite some time now and we thought we’d have a quick catch-up with them before the party.
Paul Trivett and Edward Oberon have stepped into the spotlight back in 2015, having signed with the mighty V Recordings. They describe their emblematic blend of soulfulness and dirty drum and bass as coming from ‘a shared love for Bristol bass, Brazilian flair and the classic sound of Jungle’.
Before Paul and Edward joined forces more than six years ago, they already had an impressive discography; releasing on respected labels like Spearhead, Dispatch, and Goodlooking as solo artists. The duo aim to “bring together visual, arts and music as a whole,” and it’s a theme that has continued throughout their production for Bryan Gee’s label. Tracks like Tempt, Somebody Else and Infamous show the versatility, talent and ability of the duo, but also hint at the sheer momentum and quality they’ve come to be known for.
Your production duo is now in its 7th year, what would you say were the highlights so far?
Paul Trivett: To be honest there have been quite a few. With the first song we wrote together, then to our first performance together at Plan B in London, to our most memorable signing an Exclusive deal with V Recordings.
What are some things you have going on at the moment?
Edward Oberon: At the moment we are working on a new EP for V and also doing more collaborations with Serum, after the success of the last single.
Paul Trivett: We have also been performing quite a lot lately, from place like L.A. to Crete to Chicago to Switzerland and places in between.
What makes a good DJ in your opinion, when it comes to technology, technique and music?
Paul Trivett: For me, it has to be song selection and, of course moving the crowd. I like to do quick mixes and long mixes depending on the style of the track. I have heard some DJs playing continuous 32 bar loops of songs and I just don’t feel it. Each to their own, but I think from being around this music in the early 90’s, that style has shaped me into what I am today.
What would you like to see more of and less of in the dnb scene?
Edward Oberon: To be honest we have always thought the scene caters for everybody’s taste and that’s what makes this music so interesting and timeless. Being from the Rupture crowd liking their beats fierce, to innerSoul liking their music with a soul lining, to V nights liking their percussive jungle basslines…
What more could a listener want.