Blog darlings Geometri are starting to make a real splash on the international scene from remixes of the likes of The Whip and Grum (the second most blogged artist behind Radiohead, amazingly) and their own tough electro tracks. They are just about to explode with a throbbing version of the Airwolf TV theme.
Where did the idea of remaking the Airwolf theme come from?
Carlos: We made a track called Trans Am and really got into [80s obsessed French producer] Kavinsky and his riffs. We came up with the Trans Am name first and it sparked this 80s stuff from us. We started looking at the Knight Rider theme. Airwolf was on the backburner for a long while. We’ve had really good feedback from it. It’s been posted on a couple of blogs today. The first time we played it out was at Battlejam and the whole place went off.
What’s the core of a Geometri record?
Ben: It’s bass, filth, glitchy 8-bit electro. It’s lo-fi with a bit of the French sound in there. It stems for a breaks-y, Chemical Brothers background, with some Orbital and this new modern fidgety dubstep sound. We like mixing it all up, but the core comes from that French electro.
Carlos: There’s a strong percussive element in there too – but interesting, not just snare-kick.
Most of your presence has been on the web so far. How important has the Internet been to Geometri?
Carlos: The creation of our MySpace was the solidification of what we were doing. We’d been writing for a few months but when we decided to get the MySpace up we needed a name, an identity, a brand – it all came together than night. From my design background I know how important branding is.
Ben: We were looking at other artists through MySpace – all the French electro crowd like Justice and SebastiAn – and our music evolved. We wanted to be part of it. People come to us at MySpace and it goes from there – everything stems from it.
Carlos: Because of the timing – being there quite early – we were able to make contact with lots of likeminded people. There’s a close community online.
It’s lead to support from music blogs. Has that made you an international outfit?
Carlos: We’re getting just as much support in other countries as we are in this country through blogs.
Ben: Pretty much half of our fans on Facebook are Turkish. We’ve got no idea why.
Carlos: We’ve got about half a dozen blogs now that regularly push anything new that we do. Goth Robot are great supporters but Ohh! Crapp and IHEARTCOMIX are really big blogs that have posted about us too. These days if you get a post on one of the top blogs it can be as good as getting a magazine review, or a newspaper article. It can spark as much interest. It’s an interesting sphere.
Would you have been able to do this pressing up 500 white labels, like in the old days?
Ben: I can’t imagine how much it would have cost to do what we do now back before the Internet. It’s amazing.
Carlos: And everything is non-hard copy these days anyway.
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Geometri DJ at Battlejam at Audio Fri 24th