Archive for June, 2008

Miami Horror

June 8, 2008

Miami Horror is one of the dj/producers with quality music and talent that’s become increasingly popular recently. Especially with the new Sweat It Out compilation mix that’s hit the stores and the tour around Australia coming up!

How did you come up with the name?
It was a combination of things. It was something I decided on but then changed my mind quickly however things took off before anyone could come up with a something better. Apparently people like it though, so it depends how you see it. It fits the image really well and more may be revealed about it within the album.

Tell me a little about yourself? (so I can stalk you)
I’m Benjamin, from Eltham Victoria. 21yr old. But you wouldn’t find me if you tried.

What did you do before the group started?
I studied films, the others studied graphic design, psychology and genetics.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
I’d been making basic tracks for 3/4 years as a hobby and then I started to lift my game, next thing the tracks I did for GBGG tracks were on blogs and then Miami Horror. It was very easy but thought out over a few years. There are alot of young artists that have made their first or second tracks who successfully try to get it on blogs to get feedback. So although now its easy for alot of people to get their stuff out there whether its actually quality or crap, there seems to be an overall lower standard and suddenly new music becomes devalued.

Any big plans for the near future?
A very exciting album after the EP. The EP out mid year, Album ready by end of this year with a few preview singles before hand.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Music is Magic by Silverstar

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
No, I just call it by its real name, dildo.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes girls. But Im too picky for it to be of much use and the other guys have girlfriends.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Once I was djing and I accidentaly pressed cue instead of play while mixing, consequently I had to hold it until through the whole song as I mixed in the other song with one hand. The others were watching and laughing, then next thing I know this girl pulled my pants down and I had to leave them down while I mixed. But I didn’t mind, because everyone just found out that the rumors and true.

Well the EP and Album is something to look forward to, but there’s still a few bits and pieces of his that are floating around.
Such as this list of remixes:
This Heart Attack – FAKER (EMI)’
Winona – Totally Michael (Iheartcomix)
I can Cook – Grafton Primary
Mr Ice Cream- Soft Tigers (Below Par)
Five Feet of Snow – The Dirty Secrets
Road to Recovery- Midnight Juggernauts
Exiled – Codebreaker
Music Sounds better -Stardust
Walking with a ghost – Tegan and Sarah

Miami Horror is responsible for the amazing mix of awesome songs created in Disc 2 of the Sweat It Out Album:
Happy Rabbit- Breakbot
Ready For The Floor- Hot Chip
Fa Fa Fa- Datarock
Aurora- Alex Gopher
Must Be A Devil- Diplo
Disco House- Gameboy/Gamegirl
Hold On- Holy Ghost
I Wanna Rock U- Farley Jackmaster Vs. Giorgio Moroder
Classic Cliche- Elektrons Feat. Mpho Skeef/Lady Tigra
11H30- Danger
Y-O-A- Theater Of Disco Vs. The Twelves
I Can Cook- Grafton Primary
No More Long Tears- Matt & Kim
Kept Low (Cut Copy Remix)- Mercy Arms
Party Machini- Kim
Music Is Magic- Silverstar
Dr Funk- Sidechains
This Mess- Wolf & Cub
Bad Girls- Donna Summer
Nine Lives- Midnight Juggernauts
Our Adventure- Menowah
So Electric- Lifelike

Definitely buy the compilation album and it’s great music for all occasions (even studying- believe me!). And check out the links to listen to more awesome creations!

Miami Horror MySpace