I chatted to Diamond Thug ahead of their performance at Mielepop and we discussed why they decied to perform there and what you can expect from them.
Explain how you became involved with Mielepop why you chose to perform at the festival?
Well we’ve heard great things about the festival from previous years from friends, so we’ve known about the festival for a while. We’ve never actually been, but when Henk approached us to play at the festival, we were very excited to get involved. We’ve worked with Henk a few times on his productions and they’re always top quality, so there’s no doubt the event is going to be of an international standard.
What are you looking forward to about the festival?
Well it’ll be our first time in Mpumalanga as a band and our first performance in the province, so we’re really looking forward to that. The venue also looks great and hopefully the weather will play it’s part and we’ll all be able to enjoy a super weekend outdoors!
Who are most excited to see perform and why?
We love both Tidal Wave’s and The Nomadic Orchestra’s live sets. They’re super tight bands who really have their performances down. But other than that there are tons of bands we’re excited to see!
What are you currently working on and do you any projects you are excited about?
We’re about to release our debut EP, called ‘Monday Will Have to Wait’. It’s currently available for pre-oder on iTunes and will be available on all digital stores on 29 February 2016. That’s something we’re really excited about.
We recorded two of the tracks over in the States through the Converse Music Global Takeover program. The other two tracks were recorded with Darryl Torr in Cape Town.
Currently we’re working on a few projects, Chantel has Van T, her solo project and Adrian and Danilo are launching an ambient electronic instrumental project soon. We’re very happy to be busy at the moment, both with touring, writing and releasing work!