To help get you pumped up for this Saturday’s eargasmic shindig at Cameo Gallery with Ben Mono and Gavin Royce (Walker & Royce), we’ve got a bit of insight from openers Soul 2 Seoul (Plant Music). The DJ duo, made up of NJ natives/serious music heads Turtle Bugg (Tajh Morris) and [Ctrl] (Phillip Chung), has been quickly racking up the on-fire gigs on its resume, having played with the heavy-hitter likes of Stretch Armstrong, Dominique Keegan (All Dom Wrong), Jus-Ed, and Djedjotronic at fine NYC establishments ranging from The Flat to Cielo to Bossa Nova Civic Club to Le Bain. 2013 looks set to bring more excellence from the pair — read on to find out what they dug (or didn’t) last year and where their sights are set for the future.
Name: Soul 2 Seoul a.k.a. Turtle Bugg + [Ctrl]
Neighborhood: Do or Die Bed-Stuy and Nu Joizey respectively
Label: Plant Music
In 2012 …
The best thing that happened was: ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WE MET
The weirdest thing that happened was: Loreley BK
The thing that bummed us out the most was: The closing of SubMercer
The thing we were most proud of was: Playing at Cielo w/ DJ Jus-Ed
The best track to play out was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G2aOgvLv-c
The best track to play outside of a club was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO6y1-erVEw
My favorite NYC DJ(s): Justin Strauss, Ron Morelli, Eli & Lloyd
My favorite DJ(s) outside NYC: Mike Huckaby & Kerri Chandler
My favorite NYC producer/musician(s): Willie Burns made some of the more interesting tracks coming out of NYC.
My favorite NYC venue was: SubMercer
My favorite NYC party was: Anywhere people are dancing and bottle service is at a minimum
My biggest pet peeve about going out in NYC was: Waiting for these damn clubs to open
My choice for late night, post-gig food was: Halal dude on 14th + 1st!
My favorite NYC record store was: Halcyon & Dope Jams
My favorite NYC radio station was: 107.5 WBLS, but we miss 98.7 KISS FM
My favorite NYC-based label was: PLANT MUSIC ALL DAY YA HEARD?!?!
In 2013 …
Our New Year’s resolution is: Blow the fawk up
We’re most looking forward to: Playing record
Our wish for NYC’s nightlife/dance music scene is: Stop asking us for Avicii and Swedish House Mafia, yah?!
Our prediction is: A bunch of new mind-blowing, life-changing bullshit
Musically, we plan to: Jazz it up