Sydney’s hottest DJ duo take time out from spinning the good stuff to talk love-life advice with Rouser
Q. Who the hell are you and why would I bother reading your interview?
A. Emily and Quincy aka THE HOLLYS…We are Sydney’s hottest, most talked about and talented indie DJs. OK so we’re just two kids with a dream goddamn you!! The reason you should read this interview is because we presume you’re surfing the net at work and nothing sticks it to the man like reading interviews with hot indie DJs AND getting paid to do it. Suckers.
Q. For the non-convertees, paint us a picture of a night spent partying with The Hollys.
A. If you’re going to spend a whole night with us, we’d probably make you cook us dinner before we went out (please note: Emily is a vegetarian) and you’d be in charge of holding our record bag all night. We’d probably give you a nickname, like ‘General’ or ‘Sailor’. Expect to be ushered in for free into the hottest indie clubs Sydney has to offer (OK so maybe half price to a seedy bar somewhere on Oxford Street). Once we hit the decks you’ll be dancing like you’ve never danced before ‘Little General’. The night ends with you in bed with a hottie you picked up or walking home by yourself with no shoes on. The choice is yours.
Q. Top five tracks you’ll bet your last Valium will get the punters shaking their money-makers?
A. Hmmm… valiums…
The Cure – ‘Why Can’t I Be You?’
AC/DC – ‘Back in Black’
The Hives – ‘Walk Idiot Walk’
Prince – ‘Let’s Go Crazy’
Artic Monkeys – ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor’
Q. Best gig ever? And the worst?
A. Best gig was at the Burdekin in Sep 05. When we dropped our last track a group of guys down the front took off their shirts… it was at that point we knew we’d made it. Worst gigs are when we get together at home before we play and we argue almost every track.
Q. Duos are hot. Why DJ with a partner and how do you avoid falling in lust with them?
A. Are we cousins or lovers or just friends…or cousins who love each other in a non friendship way? Or lovers who dream about one day being cousins?
Q. “I’m a young kid with big dreams, deep pockets and great taste in music. You guys are my heroes. How can I be an indie DJ like you?”
A. Fake it till you make it kiddo. You’ve got that look in your eye and I like it.
Q. Outside of DJ-ing , what pushes your buttons?
A. Brandys, Ford Thunderbirds, Chinese burns, street snaps…uh-huh, Dane Cook, Frosty Fruits, The Broadway Café.
Q. The most exciting new band in Sydney is…
A. The Hollys can’t get enough of Expatriate… ‘The Spaces Between’.
Q. Sure, it’s all going well now, but what’s the gameplan? Projects in the pipeline? Plans to expand the whole scenario?A. Franchising and uniforms. Look out.
Q. It’s a close friends birthday dinner but at the 11th hour your number one crush calls you. She’s upset because she lost her job today and wants a drinking partner stat. Your close friend does not take rejection well, especially considering their partner split up with them last week, cancelling a trip to Italy they were going to take together. You’ve RSVP-ed for dinner and were literally walking out the door. You also really dig this girl. What do you do Hollyboy, what do you do?
A. I’ve been fucked over by enough girls to know that I choose the friend scenario. Your friends will still be there when you get your heart ripped out by some selfish acting student who moves to New York and decides not to come home, even though her boyfriend put his life on hold for almost a year for the girl he thought he was going to marry…Innit! And who says I can’t do the dinner then catch up with my lady crush afterwards…it’s just a pity you can’t phantom a dinner.
You can catch The Hollys everywhere from Purple Sneakers to She’s Lost Control and everywhere in between, including http://www.myspace.com/thehollys
By Georgia Clark