January 16 2014
By the time their sophomore hit “Gypsy” had scaled the Beatport electro house top 15 and put them in the good books with the likes of Porter Robinson and Dada Life, SCNDL were one of the definitive stories of ascension to emerge from Melbourne, Australia, ground zero for the eponymous Melbourne Bounce contagion that’s caused a revolution in Australian clubland and is now legitimately airbourne and spreading virus-like on a planetary level.
If time has taught us one thing, it is that Melbourne duo SCNDL deals in consistent dance floor destruction – no apologies or vowels required. The creative union of Tom Grant and Adam Amuso, SCNDL’s bouncy yet highly-tuned peak time tendencies have made them a breakout force to be reckoned with on the global dance music radar in 2014. Their new teaser for '40 Thieves' has reaffirmed just that -
A remix for breakout US star MAKJ’s ‘Hold Up’ saw the duo infect the Beatport Electro House top 20 once again, immediately leading to them being placed on watch lists with some of EDM’s sharpest tastemakers.
‘Bleed’ with fellow Aussie Timmy Trumpet emerged on North American imprint Monstercat in 2013, scaling the heights of the Beatport main chart (where it peaked at 12), and conclusively establishing their scientifically-engineered bass lines at world best practice level.
With support accumulating from the likes of Tommy Trash, Chuckie, TJR, Tocadisco, Lazy Rich, Henry Fong and MAKJ, the duo ended 2013 with DJs and dance junkies alike craving their refined club getup amid a sustained international bounce blitzkrieg that’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
So much so, gargantuan pop name Flo Rida came knocking, the result a re-imagining of his single ‘How I Feel’ as a driving Melbourne Bounce juggernaut which is bound to signal their arrival on the world stage with a definitive sonic boom.
Meanwhile back on home soil the duo simultaneously held down three spots in the ARIA club chart top 10, confirming their ability to dominate the club landscape on the home front while engaged in expeditionary assaults further afield offshore.
In 2014, the word at camp SCNDL remains affirmative action on a global scale, with iconic club mega brand Pacha inviting them to curate their own regular night at their burgeoning Sydney outpost and designing a large-scale mega production uniquely around them.
There’ll also be an incoming single release with Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music imprint, new single ’40 Thieves,’ and even a rumoured European and UK release for ‘Bleed’.
This is the unapologetic face of low-end favoring dance music. Hold the vowels, take the plunge and prepare for the hell-borne sound of Melbourne.