Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Technically I’m based in Melbourne but I’m travelling so much these days I don’t know where home is. The Aussie music scene is very indie dominated which I love. It’s driven by JJJ where you’ll get anything from Billie Eilish to Flume. When I’m home I get so much inspiration from the music there.
How did you first start playing music?
I started learning guitar when I was 8.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I love Billie Eilish. Her new album is incredible. In the dance space I love what Duskus is doing. He did a remix for DROELOE recently which is out of this world.
What do you have planned for your S20 performance?
A tonne of new music!
How do you prepare for each show?
A beautiful dinner followed by a shot of fireball.
Who are you looking forward to seeing play at S20?
Unfortunately I’m in and out of Bangkok so I won’t have the chance to see many people play, but I’m stoked to see Fatboy Slim. He’s a legend. I caught some of his set at Tomorrowland but have never seen a full show.
What have you been working on recently?
Music music music. I took a few months off touring over the Aussie summer to rethink the whole project and finish a bucketload of new music.
You present Dirty Disco Miami, please tell us about this experience and what you found most rewarding and challenging?
It was the first time I’ve held my own party in Miami. There are a million parties going on every year in Miami so I was super nervous about hosting my own night. Having CID and Autograf on the lineup was such a buzz for me, as they’re artists I’ve always looked up to and admired. The night was a complete success and something I definitely want to do again in future.
What do you like to do away from music?
I love cooking. When I’m not on tour I work on music out of my bedroom, so cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner has become my creative break time. You wouldn’t believe how long it takes me to craft a toasted sandwich. Recently I’ve been getting into swimming every night. It’s like creative cocaine for me. Not that I’m into cocaine. It’s such a good escape from the madness and always leaves me itching to get back into the studio when I’m done.
What programs/equipment do you use?
I use Ableton Live. I mostly work in the box but will incorporate my own guitar and vocal too.
Any secrets that you care to share?
Then they wouldn’t be secrets!
What’s planned for the rest of 2019?
I’m finishing up my debut EP. It’s nearing completion now and I’m so excited for the world to hear it. It’s a real departure from what Throttle has been in the past and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s all sounding.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Pad Thai! It’s scary how much Pad Thai I consume on tour. My favourite country to visit is Japan. Switzerland too, it’s a wonderland there.