Starting off from beginnings unknown, Guy Chappell and Gaz Harrison of Yacht Club DJs can boast some of the catchiest and well-crafted mix tapes in Australia. Just don’t ask Harrison when they began.
“I don’t think honestly we could tell you the answer because we don’t really know,” admits Harrison. “We were both in with different bands in Ballarat and one day he asked ‘Do you want to do this?’ and I was like ‘Yeah…’ but I don’t think that’s exactly how we started.”
From those hazy beginnings has stemmed an adventure that Harrison could never have predicted. He confesses that, “Guy had more aims than me. I was just along for the ride,” but his eventual transition into hard work finally paid off. Yacht Club DJs have toured globally with Mumford & Sons as well as finally released their first original EP No. 1.
“We spent years bantering around this idea and we didn’t know what people would expect,” says Harrison. “We realised it doesn’t matter what we write, as long as we’re happy and it felt right.“
“With the mix tapes we work independently from each other, so it definitely forced us to work together a lot more.” (CD)
Apr 24, Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, $17+bf, moshtix.com.au