News 4 April 2022

ARIA DJ Of The Week: Mashd N Kutcher

The Brisbane pair have been serving up frothy tracks since 2013.

ARIA DJ Of The Week: Mashd N Kutcher

Each week, ARIA highlights one of the DJs that contributes to the Top 50 Club Tracks Chart.

Formed in Brisbane in 2013 by classically trained pianist and drummer Matt Minor and Adam Morris, Mashd N Kutcher are one of the biggest duos in Australian electronic music

As staple of clubs and festivals around Australia, the duo has also performed sold-out tours in Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe.

Mashd N Kutcher have tastes success on the ARIA Singles Chart with ‘Do It Now’ (#33 Feb. ’15) and ‘My Sunshine’ (#18 Jan. ’16). In 2020 they came to public attention in Australia after remixing a speech given by Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews. The resulting track, ‘Get On The Beers’ (#39 Feb. ’21) placed 12th in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2020.

1. Tell us about your style of music...

Bit of rock, bit of hip hop, bit of disco, bit of nostalgia.

2. What makes a set by you unique?

We both play live instruments (drums / piano) so we bring both of those to the DJ works for something different.

3. What's your guaranteed floor-filler?

Right now Elton x Dua as done so wonderfully by the Pnau boys

4. You have to step away from the booth for a break, what's your go-to long song?

We’ve got a mashup of 'Summertime Sadness' into 'Don't Stop Believin'' into 'Levels' into Shannon Noll into Porter Robinson 'Language' which chews up a solid 10 minutes if we need to buy time

5. What would be your ultimate music collaboration?

Maybe Skrillex? Maybe Travis Barker? Maybe a collab with a well known Aussie metal band?

6. What is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

Seeing people enjoy the show and shocking them with things they didn’t expect

7. Can you share any tips for people who want to become a DJ?

DJing in the sense of playing other peoples records is a great place to start, but ultimately the biggest reward / arguably the greatest success as a DJ is to write and produce your own music, and if you can play an instrument even better. Piano or guitar are great places to start. Also don’t be afraid to inbox / chat to already established acts with questions or even demos. A lot of us check our own messages on social media and love to interact with anyone aspiring to be a musician / performer.

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