Bristol-based DJ and producer duo My Nu Leng have been around long enough to sniff a trend from a mile away – and know to stay well away from them.
The Maraki Records founders’ unique take on garage and dance music features breakneck party-starter material, bass heavier than dark matter, and a full bodied sound that you can’t help but move to.
Returning to Malta after their blistering set last year, Jammo and Tommy told Lovin Malta what sites they were hoping to hit up this time round, their recent favourite tracks, and what they’ve got in mind for this year’s set.
This won’t be your first time visiting Malta. What do you think of the country?
We love Malta and to get to play music here at such an amazing festival surrounded by friends and ravers is so much fun! The surroundings of Malta are beautiful and the people very friendly.
Are you planning on visiting anywhere or doing anything in particular while here?
We will definitely try get to lots of nice restaurants and visit Mdina! We are hopefully going to catch a lot of music and sun over the weekend too.
You’ve played Lost and Found previously. What do you think of the festival?
It’s a great site to host the festival, really picturesque plus everything is nice and close which makes it good for catching bits of other sets! The crowd are always really good and responsive, which is always a good thing!
You threw some curveballs into the mix last year in your B2B with Redlight, with RL Grime’s Scylla and even Migos’ Bad and Boujee getting dropped. Do you have anything like that planned for this year’s set?
We always try to keep our sets as varied as possible and never stick to one style of music. It gets boring playing the same genre for a whole set and we like to keep things interesting for ourselves as well as the crowd, so I’m sure we will have a couple of curveballs!
You’ve recently started working with Bushbaby who has some amped up bangers like Force and Fire – how have crowds reacted to his music?
Bushbaby sent us some amazing music and we were very pleased to be able to release it on Maraki Records! We think he is a big talent and the tunes have been going off for us all over the UK and rest of the world, he’s got such a unique sound as is one of them new artists with their heads screwed on and not just following the trends but doing what he feels instead. Hopefully we have some new Bushbaby to release soon…
What have you been listening to this week?
Rival Consols – Persona (Erased Tapes)
El Michels Affair – Enter the 37th Chamber (Fat Beats Records)
Black Square – Silent City (Crunch Recordings)
What plans do you have for 2018?
We are looking forward to lots of festivals, we have some big UK shows lined up at Reading, Leeds, SW4, Parklife and lots more. We are currently finishing off a 4 track EP on our label Maraki Records as well as a number of remixes too. We hope to release more music towards the end of the year!