Nick Drabble and Stu Turner will make you dance. Performing together under the moniker Set Mo, the house duo’s tracks have received the nod of approval from MTV, Spotify, Triple J, and even Diddy – who invited them to his Malibu home. Like Flight Facilities and Jagwar Ma, this young Australian dance act is set to deliver.
How long have you known each other?
Stu: Performing for two or three years, and friends for five years.
Nick: We both played a lot of the same parties around Sydney and it was just a matter of playing sets after each other. After a few of those we linked up, started hanging out outside of clubs and making music.
What does Set Mo sound like?
Stu: It’s definitely energetic, and feel-good without being cheesy.
Nick: Moody and a bit happy.
What’s Set Mo’s aesthetic?
Stu: Very monochromatic. It’s super basic I guess.
Nick: For bigger sets we’ll do one of us in all black, and one in white head-to-toe. We like the simplicity of it.
What are the acts that inspired you to make music?
Stu: For me it was The Prodigy.
Nick: In terms of dance, it was The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, and Groove Armada. That was the first dance music we were exposed to as kids because we weren’t going to clubs.
Biggest highlight so far?
Stu: Splendour In The Grass was probably the biggest. That’s the biggest gig, but I think the response to “White Dress”, our latest single, has just blown us away. We never expected it.
Nick: New stuff just keeps happening with it – it’s just been licensed in Europe.
Where do you really want to play?
Nick: Ibiza – it’s so inspiring. There are parts of the island that are really beautiful and secluded, and there are parts where you can go and dance to dance music any time of day or night.
Stu: It’s what you want it to be.