Chaos In the CBD is brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales from New Zealand. They have been DJing and producing together for a long time and as such have an unrivalled understanding of each other, and their trade. It shows in the music they write, which is emotionally sophisticated club music with an exuberant party edge that features pitched-down vocals, dulcet repetition and generally delirious moods and grooves that make people feel something in their soul as well as in their sole. Drawing on historical house tropes and taking them far off into the future, the brothers fold RnB, pop and many more influences into their productions and count legendary figures like Todd Edwards, Moodymann, and Thomas Bangalter as chief inspirations.
Originally hailing from a band background, this young pair has seamlessly made the transition into electronic music and has picked up serious props from serious media outlets, radio shows and influential DJs as a result. Their well-received series of releases has come via labels like France’s Youngunz, the UK’s Southern Fried Records and Canada’s Amadeus Records, whilst they have also been commissioned to remix Canblaster, Kastle, Savage Skulls, French Fries and Manare.
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