Tour Essentials: Wordlife
Sydney DJ/ Producer duo Wordlife (real names Adam Bozzetto and Barney Kato) create bass heavy techno that pacts a punch. Taking equal influence from past and present, Wordlife are always bringing the party, regardless if that’s an undisclosed warehouse rave or a one man dance party in a bedroom.
They’re also amongst the hardest working lads in the game, with the the pair constantly releasing new EPs and bringing their rave ready dance jams to audiences across Australia. At the moment Wordlife is gearing up for a two month tour in support of their awesome new EP Dat Groove – a name which sums up the album quite perfectly.
We sat down with Adam and Barney to talk logistics with the pair – how they plan to get through some rigorous amount of touring with some essential items!
KATO’S TOUR ESSENTIALS
“The Bang Gang tune towel is not only essential for vibes it’s one of Barney’s prized possessions, so Adam has to put up with him waking up every morning and freaking out about where the towel is till it’s found in his gig bag 30 seconds later.”
“The Ableton Push is the main part of the live show for Barney allowing him to lay down a skeletal mix of wordlife’s tracks, remixes and exclusive edits for Adam to play over. “
“Playboy because it can get lonely on the road (hugging pillows can also help).”
Wordlife stickers for the fans (come ask us at any show – we’ve got ‘em for you) and YES WE WILL TAKE THE SOAP HOME FROM THE HOTEL ROOM.”
ADAM’S LIVE EQUIPMENT
“Adam’s Live Equipment: As we play live, wordlife – especially Adam – always has heaps more to carry around than just a couple of USB sticks. Electronic drums, samples from the Maschine Mikro and live keys from our dentally challenged mini nova add extra vibe to our tracks live.“
THE MINI STUDIO
“The Asus tablet runs a full version of Windows so we run full versions of software [not just apps] on stage when we perform and it’s a lot more compact than having another laptop.
We also always have a mini studio on hand so we can work on new ideas on the road.”
Dat Groove EP is out through Motorik Now.
Words by Isabella Trimboli