Bass music is an umbrella term for dozens of genres and sub-genres. Our next guest on ‘The Collection’ series is $unday $ervice, and they are a prime example of how broad that arena can be. From head banging dubstep to feelsy future bass and elbow throwing trap music, these guys are hitting you from almost every angle. With official remixes for notable artists and labels, as well as a couple big original tunes this Atlanta, GA-based duo is ready to hit the ground running in 2016. The duo is made up of Jarrett Flythe and Taylor Ashworth, a couple dudes that met in college and decided to join forces to create a bass monster. Let’s get into it!
Tune Collective: Hey guys, glad we could get together for this interview and guest mix. First things first, where are you guys from and how did you get together for this project?
$unday $ervice: I’m (Taylor) from the Atlanta area. I went to college at Valdosta State University where I met Jarrett. He was a DJ and I was producing on my own at the time. I taught him how to produce and he taught me how to spin. So here we are now and both of us are basically on the same level with each.
TC: You guys had a lot of success remixing in 2015. Winning remix contests and signing your remixes to big time independent dance music labels. Explain how pivotal you feel these contests were in your growth.
$$: These contests have definitely been a huge reason for our current success. The Adventure Club contest resulted in AC reposting our remix. That song now has over 250k plays thanks to them. We like to think that track really made people understand the diversity in our music. We haven’t won any other contests, but we’ve had huge support in each of them from our fans, which was amazing.
TC: Judging by your productions it is clear you guys do not associate with one particular genre of bass music. Y’all are definitely on the F*ck genres tip. How would you guys describe your style?
$$: We don’t even know how to describe our style. We never use the same thing twice. Each project we start is from scratch. New drums, instruments, etc. It’s kind of tough and time consuming to do things this way, but we love every minute of it. Lately, we’ve been releasing some heavy dubstep, but we have a lot of melodic and house tracks in the works. Our biggest influences are Pretty Lights, Zeds Dead, and Bassnectar. The three of them push the envelope with music and we want to do the same.
TC: There aren’t a ton of original productions in your catalog, but the ones you do have are pretty big. Particularly your collaboration with Benasis titled “Run It”. Should we expect more original music this year?
$$: Yes you can! We’re currently working on an EP, hoping to finish it by this summer. We will have original vocals on each track as well, so we have a good feeling about it. The EP will also have multiple genres on it. We don’t want to get labeled as a single genre artist.
TC: This is always a fun question. Since we like to live in a “what if” kind of world. Who are some producers you would like to collaborate with in the future?
$$: Our dream collab is Zeds Dead. On a more realistic note, we would love to collab with the likes of Minnesota, Illenium, or NGHTMRE.
TC: Lastly, if you can speak on it, what are some of the labels you guys are releasing on this year? What else can the fans expect from you guys in 2016? Tours? Collabs?
$$: We can’t go into too much detail here, but we will say that we have releases coming out soon on Monstercat, EDM.com, and Spinnin Records. We’ve already booked a few shows in the next two months in Arizona, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Virginia Beach. Hoping to put a tour together later this year! Our upcoming collabs include Benasis, Riot Ten, Blvk Sheep, KTRL, and Greater Than.
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Welcome To $unday $ervice Intro
Zeds Dead – Adrenaline
Minnesota – Voyager
Virtual Riot & Panda Eyes – Superheroes Mashup
Blvk Sheep & AMF – Hydra
Sudden Death – U Can’t Ride
Tempest – ID
Dubloadz ft. Crichy Crich – Lost In the Sauce ($unday $ervice Edit)
RL Grime – Core (RL Grime Live VIP) vs. Core ( $unday $ervice Remix)
Tha Trickaz & Creaky Jackals – OG Purp ($unday $ervice remix)
Zomboy – Game Time (Barely Alive Remix)
Barely Alive – Elephant
Excision – Codename X (Virtual Riot Remix)
Knife Party – Plur Police (Jauz Remix)
Benasis & Cherney – Raxx
Habstrakt – She Goes
ID – ID
Eptic & Habstrakt – On the Block (ID Remix) ($unday $ervice 128-145 Transition)
GTA ft. Sam Bruno – Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)
ID – ID
Hermitude – The Buzz (Sweater Beats remix)
The Griswolds – Live This Nightmare
GTA – Saria’s Turn Up vs. Torro Torro – Make a Move (Skrillex Remix)
Lookas & Crankdat – Game Over
Jack U ft. Kiesza – Take U There (Zeds Dead Remix)
Jack U ft. Justin Bieber- Where Are You Now (Jupe Remix)
ID – ID ($unday $ervice Remix)