May 06 2015

Le Bain's Deviant Disco

New York-Le Bain

RAZOR-N-TAPE: As long-time collaborators, what’s your favorite project that you’ve worked on with Pete Herbert?
DICKY TRISCO: We worked through 3 bottles of gin with Hot Toddy not so long ago at a gig in Paris … That was pretty epic. (laughs) But musically speaking, we're excited about our new label Paradise Row, which is getting great response. In fact Electric Elephant is using one of the tunes from our first EP as the soundtrack to their festival promo this year, which is very nice of them. In other news, we also just finished remixes for Tensnake of his classic Holding Back (My Love) and a track from Belle & Sebastian’s excellent new LP. It was an honor to be asked by B&S to do the mix - they are such legends.

Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco Hanging Out (Paradise Row)

We know that the traveling life can sometimes be chock full of unexpected 'experiences.' What's your worst or craziest story from the road?
We were playing at a festival called Mareh in Brazil a few years ago. It was held that year in Barra Grande, way up in the very North of Brazil. When we arrived after a long journey, it was another 8 hour drive in the taxi. Phew. Anyway, after an epic week-long festival we set off one day on the 8 hour drive to the airport. About half way, we stopped at a gas station in the middle of nowhere in an area surrounded by massive coconut plantations. The station looked like an old American gas station and there were small piglets running around everywhere on the forecourt, which was pretty unusual. I spotted a wee bar around the corner of the station. So I headed in there to buy some drinks for the rest of the journey. As I walked into the dark bar I saw two guys sitting in there drinking cold beers in the heat of the day. One of them turned and looked at me and instantly came out with what were probably his only words of English: 'Hey Baby!' That is something I will never forget. Doesn't happen everyday. It was like a moment from a Tarantino film.

Dub On Your Side (Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco Edit)

If you travel back to one musical timeframe in history, what would it be?
I would love to have been in Jamaica in the late 60s and early 70s when the reggae scene was exploding there. It was such a creative time with musicians, producers and DJs defining the techniques of dance music and studio production, which have endured now for decades. When I get stuck I always retreat to reggae music and the masters like King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, The Scientist, and of course, Bob Marley. That will always be my musical cornerstone. Disco music is massive for me in my life and in what I play as a DJ. But it all began with reggae in my book.

And the question that's been on everyone's minds: most Aperols ever consumed in one evening and where?
Counting late at night is not our strong point … but I'm sure Pete did about 14 pints of Aperol when we were playing on a rooftop in São Paulo recently. Wallop! As he would say.

Saturday, May 9th, Le Bain presents Razor-N-Tape featuring Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance / Maxi Discs), JKriv and Aaron Dae (Razor-N-Tape). Doors 10pm. The Standard, High Line.