Production trio The Bassmonkeys send their outfit’s DJing arm, Mike Chenery, Down Under this month for headlining slots at Sydney’s Fierce Angel and Melbourne’s Rogue Dance.
“I leave the actual production side of things in the very capable hands of [fellow Monkeys] Dale and Michael, who both have many years experience under their belts,” Chenery said of the outfit’s unusual set-up.
“With DJing, it’s just me out there for now, but hopefully Michael will tag along for more gigs in the future.”
The Bassmonkeys’ website states that their sets aren’t guided by which tracks or styles are currently in vogue. It’s an attitude-free approach that’s endeared them to gay audiences worldwide.
“I would say the atmosphere is more energetic and fun [at gay parties],” Chenery said. “It’s on the more commercial side of things with plenty of vocals — but we play very uplifting vocal tracks normally anyway, so I think we kinda suit the atmosphere well.
“We play funky vocal house through to the big room and progressive monsters. Either way you can be guaranteed it’ll be very uplifting and full of energy! Nothing deep or tribal — we like to get the party jumping and [everybody] singing along.
“You may even catch me coming down for a quick boogie on the dancefloor,” he teased.