WhiteRaverRafting’s EDM Trip of the Week: An Interview with Savoy and the Best Tracks from Last Week
WRR: Savoy isn't a dj group like Swedish House Mafia and not exactly electro-rock like STS9. How would you describe your sound to someone who's never heard you before?
Savoy: Depends on who I'm talking to. If its my grandma, I'll say its electronic dance music, knowing that she probably still doesn't know what that means. But to someone who might know a little more about edm, it's hard to categorize because we incorporate so many different styles. Basically high energy party dance music w elements of electro, rock, house, dubstep, hip hop, techno, pop, and basically everything in between.
WRR: What are some of the things you incorporate into your live sets that make them unique?
Savoy: Our live drummer, Mike, steals the show during our live sets. It really gives the audience something more two watch than just knob twiddling. We've also been working very hard to create a custom laser light show that is synced perfectly to the set. Other than that, we try to be unique in the way we vary the music so the set doesn't get redundant with the typical breakdown > build > drop on every song.
WRR: Savoy is a group that didn't get famous overnight. You all have been on that grind playing shows, clubs, parties and now festivals. What has the experience of growing with the electronic scene been like?
Savoy: I think the experience makes our music better. Having played all of those shows, we know what audiences will respond to and how to make the best possible sets for us. Its also been a lot of fun, we've been to a lot of cool places and met a lot of cool people.
WRR: As a product of CU Boulder, can you tell us why we're seeing so many successful artists like Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic and yourselves come out of that area?
Savoy: There's so many great venue's around there that, people who live in that area get to see a lot of great music. That's one of the reasons I moved there in the first place. There's also a great sense of community in Boulder so people are willing to work together and learn from each other. I think you will continue to see great acts coming out of that area.
WRR: I had the chance to get out to Red Rocks for Global Dance Festival this past year and it is the most incredible venue I have ever been to. What does it mean for you all to return home and headline a show for the people who have been supporting you all along?
Savoy: It means everything to us. We've had so many great times playing in Colorado that we really look forward to going back there every time. Headlining Red Rocks has been a dream of ours for a very long time and we're really excited to get up there and crush it.