With the colours of the Bo-Kaap in our periphery, one small seed caught up with local electronic DJ – Tommy Gun – to talk about indie-electro music, the Cape Town music scene, and what inspired his unique rock-influenced electro style. We also had the chance to see the man at work at Trinity night club where he moved the crowd to his funky, vocal electro beats mixed with some heavy bass-lines.
After kicking off the day with a drink at the Wale Rose Lifestyle restaurant, we moved on to snoop through LPs at the local music store Mabu Vinyl in Kloof Street and drive around the city in Tommy’s 1970 Green Rocket. For Thomas de Moyencourt it’s about fun and catchy nu-disco beats mixed with dancey bass-lines; it’s about him being able to do what he loves.
Tommy Gun – Fun In The Sun by Tommy.Gun
Tommy Gun’s beats could be described as Leftfield Indie, Nu-Disco and Electro: non-commercial, yet accessible… Check out his SoundCloud page. A regular at Cape Town’s best live-music venues The Assembly and Trinity, he spent 2011 playing around the country at festivals such as Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies and Synergy Live. Thomas has also shared the stage alongside top international artists such as Deadmau5, Datarock and Designer Drugs; as well as local artists like Desmond & The Tutus, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Jack Parrow and Gazelle.
Last words? Here’s something from the man himself:
I’m super amp’d about the April re-opening of a freshly-renovated Fiction and the revival of the weekly Untamed Youth parties.
We have to agree, Tuesdays haven’t been the same since. Stay up to date with Untamed Youth new HERE.