We are thrilled to introduce GAME6IX this week. The dynamic duo has just put out a remix of The Heatwave’s ‘Closer To Me’ featuring Stylo G, and we can’t stop hitting play on it. To hear more about their musical backstory, we got chatting to the pair.

Check out what they had to say…

Thanks for joining us! How long have you been making music for? Do you remember the first song you both really loved?

Liondub has been making music for over a decade. Saigon dabbled in production in the early 2000’s, but not until we got together as GAME6IX had he really taken it seriously. The real jump off point for us getting together was the Rumble, Suku Ward thing Siren. Saigon got a dubplate for the track and Lion voiced, edited and produced it.  After that, we realised that we had similar vision and taste in music. Also, we are big fans of Post Malone’s ‘Psycho.’  We must have listened to that track together over 50 times this summer. Our trap sound was really influenced by Cursor ‘Shrine.’ Cursor’s sound design and composition are on point!

How do you feel your sound and influences have changed along the way since you started, and are they constantly evolving?

Our sound is heavily influenced by reggae/dancehall. We don’t think that will ever change.  We’re junglists at heart, so you will hear jungle/D&B sounds in our music.   The trap thing started as we got into artists like LAXX, Cursor, GTA and Yellow Claw. Our influences are definitely evolving, as we decided to approach GAME6IX with a completely open mind.  If we just did what we already know, we probably would have just done more jungle tunes. But we felt that this project, we wanted to explore new grounds sonically.

What would you say your style is all about?

We want to make big dancefloor hits.  Tunes that shatter your chest, and make your feet move. If our tunes are being played on the main stage at EDC, we have achieved our goal.   We’re not trying to put our noses up and make intelligent shit.

Which tunes are you particularly feeling right now?

At this exact moment, LAXX’s Fake Friends Remixed is getting a lot of play. Also that Excision & Illenium thing ‘Gold’ crushes. MEMBA & WiDE AWAKE’s ‘Vexed’ is definitely doing some damage right now as well.

What did you enjoy most about making your new remix? Where did the inspiration for it come from?

Rewriting the musical parts definitely was a highlight for us.  When we approach a remix, we generally take the vibe from the original, and the acapella, but don’t use much of any of the original instrumentals. We figured we won’t make it better than the original, so it’s best to come up with something new and refreshing.  We were inspired by artists like GTA, Flosstradamus, Cursor, Diskord, Boombox Cartel, DJ Snake, Major Lazer – so many dope artists who are making great dance floor stuff.  Hopefully we hit the mark, and people are feeling it.



Are you happy with how the track turned out?

We are very happy with the results! But it doesn’t really matter what we think, does it? It’s all about how the people respond to it.  We played it this summer at Dreams Festival in Toronto, and the crowd went off, so that was special for us. Looking forward to seeing how the track does now that it’s out.

What have been the most fun parts of the year so far for you?

Definitely having our tracks played at Dreams was a big highlight.  When you see a big festival crowd pop off, it makes all the long hours, late nights and early mornings worth it. Also, just spending time together in New York, talking music, cooking, going to the driving range to smash a bucket of balls to let off some steam. The entire process of being together with the objective of making great music and everything that surrounds it is really a blessing for us.

What do you most want to achieve next year as an act and why?

There are 2 main goals for us. We’d love to play some big shows in 2019, that’s for sure. Also, to just continue releasing our music and working with the best reggae/dancehall artists.  We have a number of releases lined up for Liondub International’s 10 year anniversary, so look out for them!



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