MEDIATE are a young Manchester-based production duo consisting of vocalist Suzy Alexander and producer Ant Hickman. They have recently dropped their latest single ‘Everyime’ on LOVE & OTHER which follows on from their deubt EP’ Harder’ which was released on JET JAM earlier this year.
You may have seen the duo on the bill for venues such as Ibiza Rocks, Unkown festival in Croatia and just earlier this month at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Their production is vocal focussed, feel good house with a warm garage vibe – something we’re certainly enjoying here at TTK! We caught up with the pair to find out more about Mediate…
Hey Mediate, you’ve released your latest single ‘Everytime’ on Love & Other which has already had huge support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, B. Traits and Reset Safari, congratulations! Can you tell us what you’ve got lined up next or is it all hush hush?
We’ve got a release or two in the pipeline as well as some gigs. Other than that we’re just in the studio working on new material, remixes and putting together a live show.
You played Gorgon City’s Warehouse Project earlier this month with Kidnap Kid, Redlight and Bondax. You guys hail from Manchester too so it must have been a huge honour to be playing at the famous Store Street venue?!
Playing at Warehouse Project was a dream come true. Coming from Manchester it’s the venue that everyone wants to perform at and it is always amazing to be in front of a home crowd. The lineup was pretty amazing! We’re very grateful to the Gorgon City boys for having us down and are looking forward to supporting them again in Leeds on 29th November at Canal Mills.
Surely you’ve been to your fair share of WHP parties over the years?
Yes! We know that they were great, from what we can remember anyway… When we heard it was moving back to Store Street this year we were over the moon!
So where did you guys meet and how did you decide to make music together? How does the production process go – is it always a smooth one?
We grew up together, our parents live two doors down from each other! The music thing came when we were about 14/15 when we performed Drops of Jupiter by Train at a school assembly. Mediate grew from the branches of a previous project that we were involved in. Our sound represents and reflects our full range of musical tastes. As for production process, it’s very collaborative. We piece vocals and beats together and we have a very honest relationship.
You must spend a lot of time together in the studio and behind the decks – do either of you have any funny or annoying habits?
Mutually we sometimes get delirious in the studio sometimes and start talking like we’re MC’s… Bound for the bound bound, for the reload….
And the question we ask everybody – if you were a techno kitten for the day what would you get up to?
We would love to roll around in some cat nip for the day…
You can catch Mediate playing alongside Gorgon City on 29th November at Canal Mills (Sold Out)
‘Everytime’ is out now on Love & Other | buy it here