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Interview with Sydney’s Extreme Gelati DJs

As last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney we were all treated to a set by Extreme Gelati DJs, aka Carla Uriarte and Todd Andrews.

The couple spend their days off from DJ-ing involved in other projects, with Carla being an artist and Todd a Vice employee and musician. We sat down with them to find out a little more.

LAEM: How did you two meet?
C: Instagram
T: Instagram

LAEM:How did Extreme Gelati start?
C: Extreme Gelati started because Todd didn’t want me to get a real job.
T: Carla needed money after moving to Sydney from Spain. She was a DJ there, so we started playing together.

LAEM: Have you both always been musical?
C: I’m not musical, but…
T: I’ve always played in bands. So, yes.

Todd, you play in another band. Do you think that influences your work with Carla?
C: Technically speaking he has a good ear. He’s my roady.
T: Carla has good taste so not really, but my experience helps with production, mixing and nerdy details.

LAEM: What’s the best track to drop that makes people loose their shit?
C: Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, haha, jokes. I like this one.
T: Dekta Dekta by Brian Jonestown Massacre is a fav of mine. Pretty gritty and bad-ass with a sick groove.

LAEM: What’s your view on turntables v CDJs v digital?
C: I like the idea of all that, but I travel a lot and carrying one hundred vinyl records with me over clothes is impractical. It’s 2013 and that means digital.
T: I like the flexibility, portability and versatility of digital.

Golden gay time by Extreme Gelati on Mixcloud

MEANGUYMIX by Extreme Gelati on Mixcloud

HARDONSPANKO by Extreme Gelati on Mixcloud

About the author

Cormack is a Melbourne based freelance writer and photographer. He loves to travel, drink red wine, and spin records. On the weekends you’ll most likely find him eating pork buns or shaking up cocktails for his friends.

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