Artists To Watch In 2015: Set Mo
Ever since Sydney house duo SET MO released their first single ‘Still Waters’ about a year ago, they’ve continued to kick goals with a smorgasbord of quality productions throughout 2014.
From being signed to etcetc (which is also the home of KILTER and PACES), to performing directly after MK at Pacha and warming up for DUSKY and MOTEZ, the boys certainly don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Aside from releasing their debut EP ‘The Crush’ in August, SET MO created some of my favourite remixes of the year. It’s not very often you listen to a remix of an artist before the original but this is exactly how I experienced their take on THIEF‘s ‘Closer’. Following its release, it was featured worldwide on many blogs and radio shows including THE ASTON SHUFFLE‘s ‘Friday Night Shuffle’ on Triple J.
The guys then went on to remix ART VS SCIENCE, GOTSOME, CHASING KURT, WOOKIE, SECONDCITY, ACADDAMY & BILLY KENNY and more recently, their studio buddy CASSIAN. Most artists today would struggle to release an EP, eight remixes, as well as play dozens of gigs in ten months but somehow SET MO managed to find the time and motivation to do so, which just goes to show how passionate and hard working the duo are.
Completing a huge year, a new original by SET MO was just released via our friends at Stoney Roads called ‘Let’s Cruise’, which is a banging club tune with vocal similarities to HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR.
Curious to know what they have in store for us in 2015? Nick Drabble from the group informs us, “This year we will be putting out a whole lot of new music and spreading the house music love around Australia. We have also got a couple of sneaky trips overseas planned!”. It seems as though we can expect an even bigger year for SET MO in 2015 and like many other people, we are really excited to see where it takes them.
Words by Tony Kingston