Cup & String was an idea between two mates in 2015 who share 2 decades of friendship. What started as banter has turned into a duo producing a variety of House Music and UK garage. Coming from two very different musical backgrounds, one half of the duo specialises in nu disco, and the other is part of an international renowned drum and bass outfit. With their varied knowledge and expertise, the two have created their own sound and have charted multiple times in top 10s on Traxsource, Bp and Juno.
Since 2015 they’ve received support for their productions from some of the big guns of house music from the likes of Todd Terry, Grant Nelson, Little Louie Vega, Golf Clap, Kevin Yost, Richard Earnshaw + many others. The recognition doesn’t stop there, in the UK Garage scene their tracks have been shown love by DJ EZ, DJ Luck & Mc Neat, The Artful Dodger, Mike Ruffcut Lloyd, Jeremy Sylvester, Mc Kie, + more, and often been regarded as Australia’s best UK Garage producers. Other accolades include releasing an EP on Kevin Saunderson’s Legendary KMS Records, Remixing Deekline’s “Be Happy” which was picked up by Universal Music Worldwide, an EP on Chicago’s “Large Music”, worked with Central Station Music Australia on multiple projects plus a bunch of releases on many other labels.
Based in Perth, the most isolated city in the world, the two have been seen bouncing behind the decks entertaining punters with energetic sets in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and completed a successful tour with UK Garage Royalty The Artful Dodger & DJ Luck & Mc Neat. They have also made their way overseas playing at the Iconic Circus Tokyo multiple times and Barcode Taipei.
With a string of exciting releases to come the duo will continue to push the boundaries of electronic music with their feet still firmly planted in the underground.
When and Where did you start being a DJ?
Both started early 2000s mixing Drum and Bass mainly.
Favourite Gigs played?
Circus Tokyo, Max Watts Sydney.
Comments about Sideshow’s event XMAS EVE 2020?
Awesome crowd and venue. Had an absolute blast playing to a great crowd.