Sunday Mixtape: Korky Buchek
Sydney upcoming producers Korky Buchek have put their hand up for Mixtape duties this Sunday. The World Bar regulars have put together a playlist that’s sure to squeeze the last bit of partying out of your weekend.
What do you guys get up to when you're not making music?
Peter: Most of the time if we’re not making music we will be listening to it. I also spend a lot of my own time playing video games and chilling with my mates. Where my hood at?
Tom: To be honest I wake, work and wank.
You guys recently changed your name from 'Porch Monkeys'. Were you surprised that people were offended by the name?
No, we expected it at some point down the line but not this early. On Urban Dictionary one of the definitions described a porch monkey as someone who is lazy and sits on their ass all day, which is what we did when we first started making music.
Have you seen Clerks II? Have you considered taking it back?
Yeah, we based our name on that scene… One ring to rule them all. We tried to start a movement that eradicated all racism attached to the word, but people never got on board.
What's your proudest moment as musicians?
Getting to hear one of our tracks being played on FBI radio station was fucking awesome. The track is called Chasing Whales.
What's next for Korky Buchek?
We are finishing our first original EP that we are really excited to release. Other than that we are going to keep having fun and party with Backyard Opera!
Finally, tell us about the tracks you've put together for us.
The tracks put together are a symbol of what we are all about. We love all types of music and are always discovering new genres. The mixing all of these influences resulted in Korky Buchek.
1. Number one on our list has to be Gold Snafu by Newtown boys Sticky Fingers purely for the fact that it has been stuck in our heads since it first came out, catchy guitar riffs and cool hip hoppy drums.
2. The original was already sexy enough and then this Jonas LR came along and did this deed. The woodblock in this track and how it was used is what caught our attention. Also the vocals from the sex goddess Rihanna, mmmm. Hopefully we hear a lot more from this engineer in the near future.
3. Track number 3 on our list is Kilters remix of Fall Underneath by Snakadaktal. Kilter always knows how to bring the nice tropical vibes on all his work. Mixed with the nice mellow feel of the track it all works well. This is the first track I ever heard from Kilter and still my favourite.
4. KAYTRANADA is definitely one of our biggest inspirations and this remix is a perfect reason why. Its amazing mixture of vocals, beats and soul feels like something sent from an angel. Any one of Kaytra’s song deserves to be on this list, all of them with sickening bass lines.
5. WHIP IT BY DEVO. Bring back the 80’s baby. We try and play this absolute classic at all our gigs, we are slowly but surely making this our signature track.
6. Motez made Madison Avenue’s song even funkier. WOT. Another ambassador for great Australian music. He has been killing it as of late with every release getting better and better. With the catchy lyrics and a nice bass line this jam has got us moving our feet.
7. Absolute df shredder. You cannot go wrong with a little jungle drum and bass especially when it brings you back to da Ali G moviez. Wicked Wicked Junglist Massive.
8. Another classic re-work from another Australian artist. When this track drops into silence and smashes the melody in your face you can’t help but get chills down your spine. Love it.
9. One of this man’s tracks has to be the way we finish this mixtape. Mr Carmack is just as much as an influence if not even more than KAYTRANADA. The creativity in his beat making is crazy and the amount of tracks he produces awesome. Not only is his music inspiring but his work ethic is something we try and implement in our tracks. Would not hesitate calling him one the best electronic producers in the world right now. Carmack baby!
By Jake Ausburn