Let’s face it, most of us have spent plenty of our lives watching DJs at festivals – and we don’t just mean their sets.
If you’ve never caught yourself gazing for that few seconds too long at your favourite DJ eating lunch on site or interacting at the bar, then your festival etiquette’s more on point than the average – for most, it’s a rite of passage embarrassing themselves in front of (or simply weirding out) one of their heroes. It’s the sort of thing you learn from; it’s good for the soul.
But what about when those DJs are away from the public eye? At this year’s Hideout Festival, FACT TV got to spend a day with Boston party-starters Soul Clap. The climax of this, naturally, was their performance, but we had most fun watching them talk Coen Brothers in the taxi to the venue, goofing around on the beach and preparing their set in their hotel room. We’ve condensed the best bits into an eight minute film, which we like to think doesn’t just make for a fun watch, but offers some insight into life on the road for those for whom the road is their life.
Thanks to Melissa Maouris for her infinite help with this project.