In this episode from a series made for high school music students, Dallas Tamaira and DJ Mu recall Fat Freddy's Drop's early history as a duo with just turntables and a microphone in a vibrant Wellington scene. They reveal an aversion to rehearsals, preferring to develop their music in a live setting and Mu demonstrates the component parts of their song 'Midnight Marauders' on his secret weapon — an Akai sampler capable of emulating all of the instruments in their sound. His verdict that every school should have one may not have gladdened principals' hearts.
There’s a real sense of community here in Wellington as far as making music goes. There’s lots of bands. Like, for instance, our trumpet player, not so much anymore, but about two years ago, was in 18 different bands.– Joe Dukie (Dallas Tamaira)