Q&A: Right-O

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Coming off an amazing 2015, the boys of Right-O have been turning heads since being a part of the 2013 Your Shot competition! With 2 signed tracks and several interstate appearances, Right-O are now looking at the launch of their SkyFall EP later this year! We caught up with them to chat about their experience in the competition, upcoming and future ambitions!



How would you best describe your music style? Has it changed much since your time at Your Shot?

Our music style has changed drastically since competing in Your Shot. Back then, we were very into playing your typical edm/progressive house/bigroom type of stuff. Now we would probably best describe our sound as really dark, deep, underground house. Just our own thing really. What we like to make, rather than what is relevant right now. This is due to us dabbling further into production and experimenting with different sounds.


What are some of your favourite memories from early gigs post Your Shot?

Don’t really remember a whole lot of it; we drank a lot of alcohol. The loosest time of our lives was early on straight after Your Shot. Its more so the people that you meet along the way that make your shows fun.


What are some vital lessons you have learnt so far?

It’s not easy out there, and you need to crawl before you can walk!!

We have been turned down by so many promoters, or not given the set time/room we are hoping for. Or been turned down from labels because our production was not the best. You hear the word NO a lot. But it’s all part of the journey and that’s how you grow and become better.


What inspired you boys to start DJing together?

Well we actually met at our day job as swimming teachers. We became really close from there I guess. We started going out to the same places, we loved the same type of music and it just sort of flowed from there.
Anthony: James came from a bit more of a musical background than me. He has been playing guitar all his life, and had learnt production software in school, which was something I really wanted to get into. My background was more going out and DJing (not that I had many gigs at all back then), I guess that’s something James wanted to get into. It was just the perfect fit really. Moral of the story it’s always more fun with 2.


Can you tell us one interesting fact most people wouldn’t know about you?

We actually can’t produce any music if we don’t have a scented candle burning in the studio. Like if we are out of matches or cant find a lighter there is no point in trying.


What’s the craziest thing you’ve witnessed while playing at a gig?

We saw a guy dressed in a Coles uniform at one of our shows and he was LOOSE. Probably not appropriate to mention on here what he was doing but he was the loosest bloke we have ever seen. (Don’t think he would have made it to Coles the next day, we hope he is ok)


What do the next few months have in store for Right-O?

Next few months are looking pretty crazy for us. We have a few remixes and original releases set to come out with a few different labels like Onelove, Ministry Of Sound, and Sweat It Out. Also looking to Tour a bit more around the country. Got a few things lined up in Sydney toward the end of the year, which is really cool.


What is one piece of advice you would give someone thinking of registering for Your Shot?

Work hard. Very cliché, but it actually doesn’t just take off at Your Shot. We found our passion at Your Shot, but we had to work our asses off after that to move forward a bit in the industry. There is no magic dust unfortunately.
The other would be to not take no for an answer. You will probably get turned down for shows in general, and possibly not put on the main stage straight away, but that stuff isn’t important in the grand scheme of things. Enjoy the shows you do get even if it is to an empty room. Stay persistent and if you want it bad enough you anything is possible.


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