Monday, October 4, 2010


These two LA DJs are known for bringing down the house, and they’ve got a show coming up October 15 at the Russian Center called “Recess”, so if you’re in the bay area be sure to check it out. Everyone here at NVRMND is familiar with these two guys work. We’ve watched them progress artistically and as party animals, and it brings us great pleasure to present you with their first mix for NVRMND. Be sure to check Realboy out on Facebook and on Myspace. They also have a pretty legit website:

That's right, we did a promotional mix for the mastermind behind the NVRMND clothing line. Download it here, listen and enjoy. We chose to sneak in one of our soon-to-be released tracks, so keep an ear out for it. It's titled Realboy ft. Andrew Peterson- Welcome to Hell.
Check it out:

1. Soulwax- E-Talking (Realboy's NVRMND edit)
2. Paul Chambers- Yeah, Techno! (Soulwax Remix)
3. Fukk Offf- Rock, Paper, Scissors
4. AC Slater- BanGer
5. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan- Lemonade (Realboy Remix)
6. Puzique- Don't Go
7. Alex Gopher- Handguns (Dada Life Remix)
8. Nadastrom- Save Us
9. Realboy ft. Andrew Peterson- Welcome to Hell
10. Realboy- Robo Mouse

Happy listening,

P.S. They had one of their writers come do an interview of us, and we had a lot of fun with it. (We ended up recording the whole thing on one of our mics, the original interview is much longer and MUCH less on topic) 
Check it out:

-owkAlright guys, tell me something about the group. How long has realboy been around for? 
-Austin: Well it started as about five us in highschool and we were all really into art, street art specifically. A few of us would make stencils or make gaffitti art. We wanted to be just five of us under one name, we thought it would make it so much easier. But then we all moved away from each other, and it was just me and Daniel hanging out all the time. We started really getting into music, started playing around with it, learning the programs, our synthesis theory, and our music theory. That was back in summer 2007 when we really started getting serious about music. Since then we’ve just been writing a ton of music, most of which isn’t released to the public. Daniel, how many unreleased songs do we have?

-Daniel: Turns to Austin: Well, I don’t know (laughs). How many do we have?
-Austin: (laughs) We have a ton, at least two or three albums worth.

-owk: Well, I know this is a standard question, but currently who are your biggest artistic influences?
-Daniel: Hmm. Surkin, Para One, Tiga, and A-Trak. A-Trak gets a lot of respect from me, he’s the man. I know I must be missing a huge on- Oh! Soulwax, that’s got to be my number one… who am I missing… um… Crookers…. Pretty Lights. Ummm, that’s it.

-Austin: I’m gonna say, you know, Boyz Noize, Soulwax, Daft Punk- Daniel: Oh! I forgot Daft Punk. Austin: Aphex Twin, Mr. Oizo, DIM, Busy P, Reset, Justice, and SebastiAN.
-Daniel: But there are always more artists that we find inspiring to us. We can’t always remember them on the spot, but there are plenty more.

-owkDoes being in the spotlight as DJs help you with getting girls? Be honest now.
(after a long pause and plenty of blushing)
-Austin: …I’m gonna go with yes.
-Daniel: Yea, yea.
-Austin: (laughing) It’s just… it’s… you can’t put this down in the interview, but sometimes it makes it so easy that you just want to go home, when you know you’ve won before the game has even started. Once you get on those decks it’s just ridiculous.
-Daniel: Pretty much. Well, like, most of the time yea. I can’t say that I haven’t used it.
-Austin: You can’t put this in there, dude. I will hate you.
-Daniel: You can’t say you haven’t used it either, Austin.
-Austin: Well, yea. I’m not.

-owkOkay, when do you guys get most of your work done?
-Daniel: Oh, late in the night.

-Austin: Yea, very very late in the night. For example, last night I worked until six in the morning finishing up some stuff. That’s when we’re the most productive. There’s no one awake to distract you, you can get a solid 5 hours straight without being bothered, it’s great. A whole song can get completely re-worked and polished in those hours.

-owk: You’ve known the guys over at your label “Our House Records” since early high school. Have you noticed any trouble working with your close friends?
-Daniel: No, I mean, we disagree a lot on things but we always find ways to get past it. We know that they always have the best intentions for us, and it’s really great knowing that we can trust them to make this happen. They know the music business inside and out, and they make it really easy on us so we don’t have to worry about the business side of things. We spend all of our time writing and playing, and the guys at the label help us with everything else.

-Austin: I definitely agree.

-owkSo what do you guys think about the brand NVRMND? 
-Austin: Well I think it’s fucking awesome. I mean, I’ve known Andre for a while; I was his first American friend. I lived with him at boarding school and we got really close, really fast. We would sit in our room and he would constantly be designing things and coming up with different ideas, while I spent my time learning about/writing music. We ended up being pretty anti-social that year (Laughing), with so much creativity going on in that room we never felt the need to leave. I always loved being the first to see his artwork, and see the process in the creation of it. Andre has truly got some real natural talent, and I love that he’s going to be making it so public now on his clothing line.
-Daniel: Like everyone else I have only seen the sneak peaks of the clothing, but I’ve seen his art, and everything he does is fucking dope, so I know it’s gonna be good.
-Austin: I can’t wait to see what he’s done for the Realboy shirt that’s coming out, we haven’t seen it yet.

-owkAre you guys stoked on the upcoming season?
-Austin: Oh yea!

-Daniel: Yea, I can’t wait. we’re definitely gonna rep them every show.
-owk: Well, thanks guys.