Masters of Swing: Interview with Sound Assembly

Electro-swing would not usually be my music of choice. However, after getting involved in this year’s Masquerade and having to sift through mix after electro-swing mix to find the music that fits the event, I’ve encountered some pretty cool stuff. Sound Assembly is a perfect example. This three-piece from Lancaster manage to create a unique sultry-swing sound in their mixes and bring incredible energy to their live performances. Having performed all over Europe, as well as frequently supporting The Masquerade’s headline act, The Correspondents, Sound Assembly are a force to be reckoned with in the world of electro-swing. We had a quick catch up with them to see what they’ve been up to…

How did you form your group? Where did you meet?

Through the personal columns in an adult mag! ;)

Did you always see yourself as becoming musicians?

In a word – yes! We love making music, love performing.. what else would you want to do?!

Which gig has been the most fun to play at?

They have all been really good, so couldn’t possibly choose just one! But a few highlights for us recently include playing in Paris on the River Seine, at the Thames Festival for White Mink, and lots more! We meet some really top people everywhere we go!

Who/what influences your music?

Our main thing here is that we just want to make great tracks that people want to dance to! Our influence is just that..

If you could describe your style of music in three words, what would they be?

Nu Skool Swing!

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Playing the main stage at Glastonbury and major venues around the world!

To hear what all the fuss is about for yourself, be sure to listen to their guest mix on the Masquerade’s soundcloud below. Really picking up the pace from 5 minutes in, the mix puts together some of the best jazz-funk, speakeasy electro this good green earth has to offer. To listen to the guest mix, check out the Masquerade's soundcloud and don't forget to visit Sound Assembly's website!

Images provided by Sound Assembly.