How did you two meet?
We met through a mutual friend in Brooklyn from a former band we were in. Angelo was playing guitar at the time and Eric was a drum set player.
Describe your aesthetic:
Our aesthetic is forward-thinking and urban.
When did you start making music? We both started making music at very young ages. Eric was on violin in 4th grade and switched to drums in 6th grade and then started making beats for rappers in his neighborhood at 18. Angelo started playing trumpet when he was very young and moved onto guitar in the 6th grade and then onto electronic music in his teens.
What instruments/equipment do you use?
In the studio we use Ableton Live and an ever growing slew of soft synths. For our live show we are currently using the SPD-SX and the SPD-S sampling machines, some drumsticks, and maybe, just maybe adding a computer into the mix….We’ll see.
How does Brooklyn influence your style?
Brooklyn is a mecca of inspiration….as any place you live. The things going on around us help push us forward and give us energy. And in Brooklyn, there is no lack of constant energy. Plus, every musical act you could ever want to see will play here.
Who inspires your music?
It’s all over the place from Diplo to Araabmuzik to Rustie to Flosstradamus and Birdy Nam Nam to Gatekeeper…from house to moombahton to jungle and hip hop to techno.
The debut release from Cubez “Skams” hits worldwide May 7th on SpinSpinNYC. Stay tuned for more details.