Who Is Fight Clvb?
Riding high on the success of their premiere track as a group, Fight Clvb is steadily building the hype with a multi faceted approach to their craft. Pairing a visual counterpart to their musical ventures, Fight Clvb aims to “transcend being a dance show, we want to be an experience.” Made up of vocalist Carly M Burns, producer Sav, and the brazen, raspy voiced hype man Mystereo, Fight Clvb is only in their formative stages, but the fusion of their many talents will amass in something yet to be seen in the dance music community. In the midst of their first EP "Spirit Bomb," a self produced documentary, and a Beatport chart topping single, “Shout That” personally chosen by Afrojack, Fight Clvb is on the brink of a major breakthrough as trailblazers in a scene currently plagued with unoriginality. Elektro sat down with Fight Clvb to get the full scoop on what the trio has been concocting and a exclusive look at their documentary “Hype-Men.”
What is Fight Clvb?
C: We want to bring a live element to the shows. Instead of just someone Djing at a table.
S: We had this campaign going on with crazy visuals and cryptic messages. No one really knew what was going on. Just like subliminal marketing. We want to do that as much as possible when we perform live because they are representative of who we are as artists.
M: We put a lot of emphasis on our aesthetic. We don’t want to just be the DJ up there. Its got to be more than that, it’s always has to to be something to look at.
Does Fight Clvb have any plans for the near future?
S: We have a short documentary with Mystereo and Skerrit Bwoy, Major Lazer’s former hype man. No one had brought a camera to document what happened to Skerrit Bwoy after he left.
M: He left being a hype man and found God. He’s a man of the church now. We all have battles we fight within ourselves, and it was amazing to me how he could leave that life. It’s the life I’m living now, the hype man life. The energy you get from the crowd, the excitement, the whole enchilada, the fact that he left that for the church means there has to be something there. I wanted to see his world, so I went into the church and he showed it to me.
C: It’s going to be really relevant to everything going on right now, like the overdosing at Electric Zoo and the Boston Zedd show. Skerrit Bwoy talks about being a catalyst as a hype man.
M: He makes some really good points that kind of justify why he left.
C: Messed with your head a little bit, didn’t it?
M: It did, I’m not going to lie. I felt like shit after it. Am I a bad person because I feel like I’m not going to leave this kind of life? I love it. This is what I do. I’m about this life. Although, he did make a very interesting case for himself
S: I got deep into thought. He raises some really good points. Mine and Mystereo’s perspective is always that we’re going to go out and have a good time. We have to ensure that the crowd has a good time, so we’re going to put forth our best performance. Skerrit Bwoy makes some valid points, “’Yeah, but there are other ways of entertaining people that is still doing what you love, but putting forth the positive message.’” It’s kind of true, but I don’t know if I fully agree. You can’t go to extremes, and I think he made an extreme choice. This guy had it all. He was going to have a show on Cartoon Network; he was that big. He just up and left it to follow the church when he was at the top. He cancelled his shows and said, “’Hey, listen. I’m going to go pursue the lord and I’m not going to pursue this life anymore,’” because he really felt like he was harming people by enabling them to do drugs at these shows. It’s all about having a good time while you’re there, but then he would go home and question why he was doing this. These people are getting drunk and messed up at my expense?
What are you views on the current state of dance music?
S: EDM is becoming like rock and roll. There is still a subculture element to it. Not everyone in the mainstream knows whats going on with our culture. The average kid knows who Zedd is now, but they won’t know who Carnage is until a couple months from now.
C: So many of my friends will be listening to “Clarity,” or the new Lady Gaga track, but they have no idea that its Zedd or Foxes on “Clarity,” which blows my mind because he’s in so many commercials and producing for so many artists. It’s weird that you wouldn’t want to investigate what else he does.
S: Thats the whole thing about the “EDM bubble” bursting... we’re not even close to that yet. The minute that people start naming producers by name, quickly, than thats when you know its reached the top.
C: I want it to stay underground. I get annoyed when I hear songs on the radio that kind of have “that drop.” It’s cool that it’s becoming more well known, but I’d like it to stay underground. There are so many genres of EDM that there always will be something under the radar.
What do you want everyone to know about Fight Clvb?
M: Don’t expect the same thing. The video, the energy, and the essence we’re taking to the next level. The music is always going to be on point. We’re always going to put on a show. We’re always going to rage hard.
C: The first rule about Fight Clvb is that you cannot talk about Fight Clvb.
S: The reason we chose the name is because we love the movie and what it represents. What Tyler Durden was trying to do with Project Mayhem and instill in everyone was to go against the grain. We want to defy the odds and break in in our own way. Fight Clvb, to me, will encompass all our sensibilities as artists. From the film, to the performance, to the music, it will be a culmination of all our backgrounds combined.
C: We don’t agree on a lot of stuff. We argue all the time because we’re so different. It’s frustrating sometimes, but when we come back and listen to what we’ve come up with it’s really cool because its this combination of musically trained and untrained.
M: We don’t want to be hamsters running around our wheel. We want to be THE hamster.
Look out for the release of their EP “Spirit Bomb” dropping October 22nd, 2013.