music insauga: Apollo’s Greed


Published September 19, 2013 at 4:25 am


For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 140 character:

Heavy, Heavy stuff. A fusion of more underground electronic music with live drumming. We don’t limit ourselves to just one genre though, we’ll throw a little bit of everything at you.

Mike: Crazy mixes meets heavy drumming.

Ten years from now your band will be….

Mike: Still making music we love and staying true to who we are.
If you could go open up for any artist on tour right now who would it be?

Roach: If either Skrillex or Diplo gave us the option, there wouldn’t even be any hesitation.

Mike: I’m down to open for Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike when they do their shows together.

So, what’s your favourite thing to do when you aren’t doing your music?

Roach: Keeping fit. Maybe go to the gym for a bit, maybe do yoga for a bit as long as I’m incorporating some sort of exercise in my day I’m good.

Mike: If I’m not playing music, I’m listening to music and studying my favorite drummers.
What is your Mississauga connection?

Roach: Moved here since I was 5. Haven’t left since.

Mike: Born and raised.
What’s your favourite place in Mississauga to perform and why?

Every spot in Mississauga is live when you catch it on the right night.
Where do you draw inspiration from when creating your beats and what’s your favourite part about the process?

Roach: Nothing is more inspiring then actually going to shows and witnessing first hand my favorite artists performing and doing their thing. I’d have to say my favorite part of the process is playing a newly finished mix back to Mike and watching him go ham on the drums. He always adds a refreshing new layer to the existing sound.

Mike: I love old west coast hip hop. So if I’m not drawing inspiration from my favorite drummers, I’m looking to that scene. My favorite part of the process is recording the drums on Roach’s mix and creating something that’s an extension of myself while doing so. 

Who are your favourite musicians? Why?

Roach: Huge fan of guys like Skrillex, Diplo, Porter Robinson, Nero, Kill the Noise, Henry Steinway (aka Clockwork/ RL Grime) etc. These guys are mad talented with their production skills, but more importantly it’s the fact they are always pushing boundaries with their music, never sticking to one thing.

Mike: John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Travis Barker, Tommy Lee, Buddy Rich Tony Royster etc. Not only because how talented they are but how they each approach the drums and because they all hit the drums harder than life. 

What are five things your band can’t live without?

1) Music
2) Drums, turntables/mixer
3) Music
4) Food
5) Water
All in that order.
What’s the coolest gig you ever did? Why?

Mike: Alter Ego. Packed house, Unreal atmosphere.

Roach: Definitely our first show @ Alter Ego. The support was overwhelming, the bar ran out of alcohol, each of the other Djs played killer sets. Such an incredible night. 
Anything you want to plug?

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Quick facts:

What high school did you go to?
Roach & Mike: Loyola Secondary

Favourite food?
Mike: Tacos
Roach: Anything spicy.

Favourite place to eat in Mississauga?
Mike: San Francesco
Roach: Osmow’s

iPhone or Android?
Roach & Mike: iPhone

Timmies or McD’s coffee?
Mike: Timmies
Roach: I try to avoid coffee. I’ll pick mango juice any day though. 

Last song listened too on your ipod?
Roach: Die 4 Me – RL Grime
Mike: Whatchu Want – Beastie Boys

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