Dynamic Sydney electronic music practitioners and production wizards Set Mo (Nick Drabble and Stu Turner) have just set off on a mammoth 24 date tour of Australia and New Zealand, taking in the usual capital city stops as well as some more far-flung locations such as Wollongong and Grafton. And they haven’t forgotten about us here on the Gold Coast, with a headlining show slotted in at the Surfers Paradise Beergarden on Sunday, 18 March.
The tour coincides with the release of their cracking new single, the trance-like, dance floor burner ‘Unity’. It was actually written on the very day of Unity Day celebrations in Germany, when the guys happened to be holed up in a hotel room in Berlin. The track is a bit of a throwback to the classic electronic and club scene of the 90’s, with it’s syncopated, trance-like vibes. Here’s how the lads themselves describe its inspiration:
“As that era of dance music, 20-25 years ago, had such a profound impact on breaking down social barriers and bringing all types of people together through music, we felt that the title ‘Unity’ made sense on several levels. So here it is – our tribute to the first dance music we got into as teenagers and to the impact it had on us and unifying people and cultures.”
You can check it out below:
The guys have a very prolific 2018 in the pipeline, with ‘Unity’ being the second of eleven new tracks to be unveiled monthly across the rest of the year. The first release in the series, last month, was the pumping ‘Nightmares’, (featuring Scott Quinn), which received plenty of airplay on Triple J and community radio. These eleven releases come off the back of a fertile period of writing and recording in 2017, when Set Mo spent plenty of studio time in London, Berlin and Amsterdam.
So be sure to catch Set Mo in all of their rave-inducing glory when they play the Surfers Paradise Beergarden on Sunday, 18 March. They’ll also be back in the general vicinity again in May, playing the last show of the tour at the Byron Bay Brewery on 5 May.