Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin--four french dudes who have been making heavy bass music for well over a decade now--are currently on tour in support of their full-length album IRREVERENCE out on Dim Mak Records. They celebrated their album release on Tuesday at Dim Mak Studios in typical LA fashion with lots of high profile friends and peers in attendance, played at Voyeur in San Diego last night and tonight they are about to blow the lid off the Nokia Theater. We got to chat with the quartet backstage in their trailer at Coachella straight off their debut appearance at the famed Sahara Tent about their musical influences, dirty girls and what to expect tonight and this weekend at week two of their Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival set.
Charly and Thomas met back in 2000 while in design school and Pho joined the group in 2004 bringing his electro-inspired sound to their already eclectic drum & bass beats. "When we were teenagers we used to play in metal bands and then we got into the 90s hip-hop," Charly says. "Then we got into house music and techno through the French scene. It wasn't until the drum & bass that we all gathered together." In 2008 Pitchin jumped on board and they saw success after their debut single "French Fuck" was released on AudioPorn records. Reaching number one on the Beatport charts they joined the ever-changing electronic music scene and put their own stamp on "drumstep" with an intense energy and unpredictability in their tempos.