If thereâ€™s one thing you learn after waking up the Bombs Away guys and DJ Kronic to chat at 10:30am, itâ€™s that you shouldnâ€™t do so unless you have coffee and vodka to offer them.
Perth brothers Sketch and Thomas Hart of the genre-defying DJ act Bombs Away have teamed up with Adelaideâ€™s DJ Kronic as they set off on their â€˜Swaggerâ€™ tour following the release of the latest edition of one of Australiaâ€™s best-selling dance compilations, â€˜Wild Nights 2012â€™.
The trio have been working together over the past year, and put the CD together in a week and a half, mashing up whatâ€™s hot, new and working for their dancefloors. â€œWeâ€™re super stoked because we got a lot of leeway with mixing the CD. Weâ€™ve done a lot of our actual mixtape style,â€ Sketch says.
â€œYeah we were able to mash it up, go crazy and get creative on it, which was fucking awesome,â€ DJ Kronic adds.
The Bombs Away brothers have been DJing, partying and joking around together for eight years now; finding a name for their creative outlet was as easy as following a truck. â€œWe were driving along and Bombs Away was the name of a tow truck company,â€ Sketch says.
After suggesting adopting the name, Thomas, according to Sketch, â€œlooked down at his threeâ€‚inch wiener and was like â€˜oh okayâ€™â€. And so it was.
A few years later Bombs Away were at a festival when they heard a performer going crazy, kicking speakers off the stage, so they checked it out. It turned out to be none other than their now touring partner, DJ Kronic. Their second meeting was no less eventful.
â€œTwo weeks later we met at a Gold Coast club with my girlfriend at the time,â€ DJ Kronic says. â€œWe were going through a rough patch. Sketch hit on her and there was nearly a punch on. It was all a big misunderstanding though and weâ€™ve been friends ever since.â€
Fast forward to 2012; Bombs Awayâ€‚singles â€˜Big Booty Bitchesâ€™, â€˜Swaggerâ€™ and â€˜Supersoaker!â€™ have received massive responses from dancefloors around the country and big things still lay ahead following the release of DJ Kronicâ€™s new single, â€˜Looking For Some Girlsâ€™, which features Bombs Away.
â€œWe, especially with â€˜Supersoaker!â€™ since itâ€™s crossed over to radio, have got an amazing range of new fans,â€ Thomas says. â€œWhen we made that crossover we found that our music is not limited to the 17-25 demographic anymore. I guess itâ€™s still a youth audience but itâ€™s really varied. People in general like to party.â€
Bombs Away and DJ Kronic are no strangers to their local club scenes, but when the rest of the country received a taste of what they each had to offer the ball started rolling too fast for them to keep up. Well, almost. â€œBombs Away has just been an amazing experience. We havenâ€™t been back to our actual house in Perth for 18 months. Itâ€™s just happened so fast that Iâ€™ve still got food on the kitchen table,â€ Sketch says.
â€œI love the travelling,â€ DJ Kronic says, â€œI love meeting people and partying with the crowd and other DJs. You get to travel around and see the world, just get loose and run amuck, and party with girls. Iâ€™m always looking for some girls.â€
â€œBombs Away and Kronic are looking for some girls on the Wild Tour. Itâ€™s true, and itâ€™s what is happening,â€ Sketch adds.
So what would they be doing if they werenâ€™t DJing?
â€œIâ€™d be driving a forklift. Thank fuck for turntables!â€ DJ Kronic says. â€œIâ€™d be at home watching porn,â€ Sketch says. â€œMaybe a career in porn, ah that would be good. My porn name would be Charlie Griffith.â€
Seeing as their career backup plans are clearly no longer needed, and given theyâ€™ve already workedâ€‚with, or supported, their fair share of mega international artists such as Stanton Warriors, Snoop Dogg and Pitbull, a more realistic question would be â€˜who would you like to work with next?â€™
â€œI would like to work, if the opportunity would arise, with Charlie Sheen,â€ Sketch says. â€œI would work with Charlie Sheen on the condition that he does our next tour with us. What would he be doing on the tour? Winning! Who would he be doing? Everyone. And mountains of coke. I love Charlie Sheen, Iâ€™ve actually got the tattoo â€˜winningâ€™ on my wrist. He took that from me.â€
â€œI want to â€˜workâ€™ with Miley Cyrus,â€ Thomas says. â€œOh Miley!â€
Fantasies and looking for girls aside, the ball keeps rolling for Bombs Away and DJ Kronic as they prepare for the continued international success theyâ€™re hoping this year will bring. â€œWeâ€™re all going to America this week, we come back and do the Wild tour, and then we are moving to LA for a little while because our stuff is doing so well there, weâ€™ve got such a good response,â€ Sketch says. â€œWe basically just want to go over there and really sink our teeth into that American market for a couple of months.
â€œWe run our own record label through Central Station called Bomb Squad and thatâ€™s our priority for this year. Weâ€™ve got a few new releases coming out on that already. Itâ€™s just a crew of other DJs and producers who are like us in style and just general attitude.â€
BOMBS AWAY AND DJ KRONIC PLAY SHOOTERS, ON THE GOLD COAST, FRIDAY MARCH 16 AND ELECTRIC PLAYGROUNDâ€™S EASTER SUNDAY TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, APRIL 8. â€˜WILD NIGHTS 2012â€™ IS AVAILABLE NOW.