Joining forces in 2009, Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq make up Humans. They compliment their unique electronic sound with live vocals and instruments, establishing a sonic atmosphere that is ripe for lovemaking, party rocking and/or both.
After a hugely successful run at SXSW this year, the boys released their sophomore EP “Traps” to rave reviews. June 15 will mark the official release party and there’s no better place to celebrate than at FIVESIXTY. With a more evolved production and musical vision, hearings TRAPS live is sure to blow your musical mind. Tickets are $15 in advance and you can purchase them here.
Also taking the stage are Cosmic Kids, Pat Lok and Cyclist. Doors at 9:30pm.
Check out @Tristanorchard’s interview with Robbie and Peter below.
What was the first album/single/music each of you bought?
Beach boys greatest hits, I was in elementary school. People made fun of me because I thought NKOTB was lame and the Beach dudes were the shit. When I tell some “friends” about that story, they refuse to admit that they made fun of me.
When did you first get into electronic dance music?
Same time I started experimenting with slurpies
What makes a good party dance / song?
A hook that puts a smile on everyone’s faces and follows with a couple shots, dancing, making out, a new phone number and sweat. When that’s the outcome from one song, you know you’ve done something right.
This is a nerdy tech question but is there any new gear you are particularly excited about?
We sampled Tristan Orchard’s voice and made a keyboard out of it. It kept getting fried so we threw it away in the trash.
Your first kiss?
Peter: Man, my first kiss’ story is whatever but a couple years ago, I finally kissed this girl I used to be in love with forever. The thing is, she wanted to get high, smoke a joint. I’m not a smoker but I did it because she wanted to. I took a couple puffs and then made my move, I lean in and kissed her. It was… the worst kiss ever, super dry since I had no saliva because of the stupid joint. It didn’t go anywhere after that, she never wanted to kiss me again after that either.
What is the last thing that made you LOL that you saw online?
What do you wear when you go to bed?
Peter: I usually pass out in all my clothes
What are some new artists that you have been vibing hard to?
123mrk. Fantastic Mr Fox, Ty Segall (it’s old but I blast it all the time), Beta frontiers.
What’s in store for Humans?
Recording our first full length album in the fall, Putting out a free 2 song cover EP this month, Touring our biggest tour yet with Young Empire, writing a score for a mountain bike film festival, releasing a new video next week for “HORIZON”, putting together a new video for the track Possession, doing another extensive tour in October.
June 15, 2012: Vancouver – FIVESIXTY
June 21, 2012: Calgary – Sled Island HiFi Club BBQ
June 22, 2012: Calgary – Sled Island HiFi Club
June 23, 2012: Port Renfrew – Tall Tree
June 27, 2012: Whistler – Longhorn *
June 29, 2012: Seattle – The Vera Project *
June 30, 2012: Portland – Dante’s *
July 03, 2012: San Francisco – Thee Parkside *
July 05, 2012: Los Angeles – The Bootleg *
July 06, 2012: Salt Lake City – Club Sound *
July 07, 2012: Denver – Hi Dive *
July 09, 2012: Kansas – The Riot Room *
July 10, 2012: Chicago – Empty Bottle *
July 12, 2012: New York – Glasslands *^
July 13, 2012: Philadelphia – Kung Fu Necktie *
August 3-6, 2012: Basscoast – Squamish, BC
August 25, 2012: Live at Squamish – Squamish, BC
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