cousn – Exclusive interview
Ohhh, they are such good value! We had huge fun interviewing DJ duo Alfie & Billy Goffie, when we caught up with them in London. The Bristol-based boys were still on a massive high, having just come off their UK arena tour with Fatboy Slim, featuring alongside big-name Eats Everything in the line-up for this hugely successful tour. Claudia Peifer’s chat with them, at a quiet, hidden square in Soho, is just hilarious. Well, it was quiet until an undercover police operation by plain-clothed officers, making an arrest at a nearby building, shook the whole thing up a bit – to be honest: you couldn’t have set a better scene for an undercover interview.
Chatting to them, they’re honest, frank and funny, which reflects their music style to a Tee. Having been raised around music all their lives, these two clearly have an understanding of what makes a sick beat work and how to get a crowd going, when they’re behind the decks. They are brilliant music writers and producers too and cannot wait to actually find the time to get behind their kit in order to create more music and amplify their catalogue. This interview reveals it all: how they live together, write together, produce together and co-exist (note the fridge-story) on their skyward journey. Watch it now to get to know them…
Alfie & Billy Goffie from Bristol got together when they were just 16, when they realised that they loved he same style of music. Coming from highly musical backgrounds, they wanted to feed their drive to create their own groovy dance sound, hence cousn was born in 2013.
The dynamic dance duo have since been super busy: creating their own music library to an insane extent in a relatively short time was at the top of the list! Producing new tracks to define their unique sound was of the essence, which is best described as a crazy and eclectic mix of electronic music, house, disco, breakbeat, acid and even a bit of punk thrown in for good measure.
Playing mainly their own music is keeping the boys original and authentic as an act. It didn’t take much time for the old guard to notice them, and they’ve had a proper break on the live circuit, when Fatboy Slim invited them on a UK arena tour, alongside Eats Everything. That was just a taster for what’s to come…
Their raw energy and brilliant humour shows in their music, and their exactly the same live. Having played at the biggest clubs in the UK, from Manchester’s The Warehouse Project to Bristol’s motion and London’s Printworks, they’ve also rocked the stages at Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Bestival and Wilderness festivals. Their DC-10 debut in Ibiza was also a big deal.
On UK radio they had huge support from Annie Mac and Pete Tong, as well as Jaguar, who regularly praised their tracks on their BBC Radio1 shows. They were definitely getting noticed and so it wasn’t too long until they signed their first record deal with The Other Songs through a publishing joint-venture with Kobalt. Deal done, they went into overdrive. Often described as ‘modern rockstars’ of the DJ booth, their career went skywards, including writing music for commercials like a vodka brand.
Apart from the fact that these two are actually super nice guys and completely approachable, here at TA-DAH.TV, we’ve watched them grow over the years and are still in love with their infectious beats. Catch them at their regular Famly Connection club nights at London’s Bonkers Bar to sample their vibe.
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