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One Night To Sound Sensible

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By Kerry Witting

Published Friday, 19 February 2016 15:46

The kids want techno! I’m no Techno junkie but when I heard this duos music, all these memories of 3-o-clock in the morning, dancing on a dodgy, dark dance-floor came flooding back. Wow, didn’t realise I missed them! Sound Sensible is made up of two brothers who are originally from the 031.  Their sets are versatile and interesting, switching through different genres of music while still keeping to their Techno roots. They have played at most big festivals including, Rocking The Daisies and Oppi Koppi and now will feature at Meiliepop 2016. We had a chat with them about their influences and what to expect at Meiliepop 2016.

What made you fall in love with Techno?

CRAIG: I don’t think there has been a specific moment that made me fall in love with techno, one musical moment that changed the way I hear music was seeing The Prodigy perform live in 1999. This really changed the way my perception of music.

GRANT: A trip to Berlin in 2007

What is your favourite genre to mix with?

Genre to us is defined by the listener, mixing good underground music is what we love most.

Who are your main musical influences?

We draw inspiration and influences through everyday life, not through specific people, DJ's or producers.

What’s your preferred playing piece in monopoly?

CRAIG: The one that passes go the most

GRANT: I have no interest in power or money hungry board games.

Have you played at a Meiliepop Festival before?

No this will be our first one, we are really excited as we have had our eye on this festival for a few years and always hear good things about it.

Which do you prefer, clubs or festivals?

CRAIG: They are both completely different and special in their own way, personally performing on any stage is special for me.  

GRANT: It's impossible for me to choose. Club nights for the full out party, get in, get fucked up, get out. Festivals for the full experience or exploring and adventure. 

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About Sound Sensible

Brothers Grant VR and Craig Placid are not only bonded by blood, they’re bonded by a mutual love of all things techno. As an up and coming DJ duo they coined the phrase “the kids want techno” but now, with more than 12 years experience as a duo the two have matured into stalwarts of the South African techno scene and earned respect amongst South Africa’s more discerning music lovers and DJ’s alike. This is largely thanks to their residency at local Johannesburg club night TOYTOY as well as other specialist club nights and regular appearances on festival stages around the country. Not afraid to explore deeper and more intricate sounds there’s an unmistakeable synergy between the two of them and during their sets they move effortlessly between genres, while still keeping the solid techno influence they have become so well known for.