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Interview: Young Bombs

These up and coming disc jockeys have made quite the name for themselves for their remixing ability and fierce live performances. Starting their careers in a failed rock band, Tristan Norton and Martin Kottmeier are now traveling North America leaving their mark on all of the biggest music festivals. After announcing that they have multiple originals that they are waiting to release, and booking their first headlining shows, the hype surrounding Young Bombs has never been as high. I was lucky enough to get a hold of the DJ duo for an interview: 


John: How did you guys get started with electronic music?

YB: We’re both from Vancouver, Canada and used to play in a band together. After it broke up, we moved to LA to “chase the dream” of becoming professional musicians. We got work as a back-up band for a pop singer but after the project failed, we were soon without a home and could barely afford food. Shortly after that, our visas expired and we were forced to go home. We were about to throw in the towel when we decided to give it one last go. We put together a few songs and sent them out to Adam Alpert, manager of The Chainsmokers. The next day he wrote us back and told us he wanted to work with us. Needless to say that reignited the flame and we’ve been at it ever since.


John: Who has been your favorite artist to remix so far?

YB: Probably our latest release of Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart”. It’s a song we fell in love with the first time we heard it. Post’s vocals are so emotional that it really brought out a whole new side of us.


John: You recently let us know you have some finished originals waiting to drop, what can we expect from your first originals and what do you hope for these tracks?

YB: With this batch of songs, we’ve really tried to encapsulate the Young Bombs sound with some of our influences from our band years. The EDM elements are still strongly there but there’s a strong presence of indie rock and pop throughout. They’re the most honest songs we’ve ever made and we hope our fans love them as much as we do.


John: What has been your most memorable performance so far and what festival do you hope to play in the future that you haven’t already played?

YB: Our first show opening for The Chainsmokers at New City Gas in Montreal, Canada. We had barely ever DJ’d and had to perform for a crowd of 4000 people. It was nerve-racking and we took our share of vodka shots before hitting the stage. After we dropped the first track, the nerves disappeared and we felt high the entire performance (or was it just the alcohol? LOLOLOLOL). We want to play Coachella, Bonnaroo and all the big American festivals. As for Europe we’d love to play Tomorrowland because the production is just insane.


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EchoMe Artist of the Week Nov. 29 – Young Bombs


By: EchoMe SBM John Faus

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