After their most recent release "Hand 2 Hand Kombat" & their most recent booking @Xe54 6Sense are on the current rise in the Naarm scene & this is why we have selected to conduct an interview with the Naarm duo to find out more about what the future awaits for them!
6Sense like to showcase their knowledge together by showing off driving kicks & punching percussion, with a X-Club sorter vibe not just in their sets but their tracks too. These guys are not underestimated by all means and they have been doing their part in the music community as well.
We recently caught up with the pair of them to find out the latest in news for them & what you can expect from them in the future!
Q & A:
Question 1: When did the drive to start mixing and being involved in Dance music be a big thing for the both of you?
A: The drive for our love of dance music started in the late lockdown periods of 2020, where we always found ourselves finding all these new tracks and artists in a very short timespan, instantly reeling us in. We have always been really big into music as a whole and everything that comes with it, but dance music had an instant hook and filled our playlists very fast. The mixing side of it came about , after buying a close mate's ddj-400s, instantly falling in love with it, doing it for hours and hours on end. As our mates became more fond of dance music, we found ourselves mixing more and more between us, almost becoming like a competition of who could mix the best tracks that no one had heard, ultimately having loads of fun while doing so.
Question 2: What has been the most successful thing in your opinion during your journey as a duo?
A: I don't know if it's the most ‘successful’ thing , but becoming a duo really upped our persistence and broadened our creativity compared to when we were under BBJ and No-Comply. Being able to share a vision, an idea and having a 50/50 input really guided us into being able to enhance our sound and actually made the process more enjoyable, in comparison to when we were doing our own thing. To be able to combine our ideas, really influences our desire to not only make good music, but how we actually handle the creative process, being able to brainstorm new ideas or even come back to old ones and re-do them together, makes the whole experience more enjoyable. We are currently still trying to develop our sound as we are still learning new things everyday, but to be able to learn new things at the same pace, or even individually , makes coming back to the drawing board all the more enjoyable and easier.
Question 3: When did you guys decide to pursue a duo career together?
A: We had always talked about pursuing a duo in the early stages of mixing and producing. We have been mates since primary school and we always shared very similar interests, finding ourselves always doing the same sorta thing. When djing/producing came about, we were always getting booked for b2b shows and always were working on each other's early tracks. The biggest thing that influenced our decision was our b2b at CRUSH3D’s set at social house, where we found how much more exciting playing together was instead of on our own. That solidified our decision to become a duo , it was just finding the correct name for us that prevented us from doing it earlier !
Question 4: Do you have any forthcoming Tracks/eps on the way?
A: Yes! We have made a bunch of new music ready to be put out there that we have been working on for the last few months, just releasing our first single under ‘6SENSE’ ‘Hand 2 Hand Kombat’. We have a track coming to a naarm based station in the next coming months which we are very excited for, along with forthcoming releases planned for late this year from not only us but collabs from our other naarm based artists.
Question 5: Your Gig at Xe recently could you say that is a huge step for you guys?
A: Our xe gig ..
definitely was a stepping stone for us. Being placed on a lineup in one of the biggest clubs in Melbourne right now was a huge surprise. Being able to showcase our recent projects to the crowd that xe54 embodies, made us feel very privileged. It's always been a goal of ours to play there and the feedback we received made the journey all the more worth it. We will be very excited to return there as soon as they can have us back.
Question 6: Who inspires you?
A: From a music standpoint, we are really inspired by artists such as tommy holohan and chlar and the sound they are currently pushing . The projects they are currently releasing are insane! As a whole, we are really inspired by the people who surround us in the local scene today ,specifically, our friends who are all making music and playing around melbourne. To be able to surround ourselves with musically driven creativity, really inspires and influences our love for dance music. Overall, the amount of talent in the Naarm/Melbourne scene right now is ridiculous and we feel very privileged to be involved in the ever growing scene.
Question 7: Favourite Crowd pleasing track?
A: Right now for us, it definitely has to be X club’s Scum-03!. That track has had a grip on crowds in the Aus scene for a while now and its so sick to see what those guys are doing now
Question 8: What is one piece of advice you can give to those just starting in the industry?
A: It's hard to give out advice when we are still only really just starting off in the scene, but the one thing we would say is don't be afraid to send your music and work out to people. Gaining input from an outside perspective can have a positive influence on a track, ultimately improving your music a lot faster. From a broader perspective, don't be afraid to interact with more experienced artists. 9/10 Artists will be more than happy to listen to a demo track and give you some little pointers and tips that can enhance the music you're producing, however, don't be constantly flooding peoples inbox all the time as not everyone always has time out of their day to do it.
Question 9: Name your style in 5 words!?
A: Fast, heavy, groove, energetic and timely
Question 10: What is the biggest thing for the community now you reckon?
A: In our eyes , the biggest thing for the community right now, at least in Naarm/Melbourne, is the amount of platforms and places where you can share your music and sound. The diversity of genre of dance music stretched across a broad variety of venues , labels stations ect, helps to get all sounds of dance music out which is really cool to see
Below is the link to there new song " Hand 2 Hand Kombat "
You can also find them on their social media platforms!