Milwaukee Banks On Justin Bieber, Donald Trump And Mini Sausage Rolls

Written By Michelle He on 12/01/2015

Weaving minimalist melodies from Edo Rafter with atmospheric rap lyrics by Dyl Thomas, Milwaukee Banks’ aesthetic is clean, hip-hop inspired electronica. While they have released a few EPs and mixtapes (Van Gogh, Rose Water), Milwaukee Banks are yet to drop a full length LP of their distinctive galactic electronica. Their debut album, featuring their new single Faded and slated for release next year on Dot Dash (Remote Control Records), promises to be another cleverly executed production by the Melbourne-based duo.

Last week, under a rare sunny afternoon, Edo and Dylan met us on Gertrude St, Fitzroy, to visit the laneways and answer some important questions.

Firstly, we asked them to make some difficult decisions between…
Kanye vs Drake
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Edo: Kanye
Dyl: Drake
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Hip hop vs Rap
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E: Hip hop
D: That’s a really hard question for me…
E: Hip hop
D: Yeah, hip hop

Jazz vs Classical
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E&D: Jazz!

Justin Bieber
 vs One Direction
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D: Justin Bieber
E: [laughs] Neither

Puppies vs Kittens

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D: Kittens
E: Yeah, kittens.

Jasmine vs Ariel

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D: Ariel. Red hair! And half fish! [laughs]

E: Ariel.

NY vs LA

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D: NY
E: Yeah, NY

Party pies vs Mini Sausage rolls

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E: Mini sauso [sausage rolls] for sure
D: [deep in thought] I’ll go party pies.

Spotify vs Apple Music

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D: Spotify
E: Oooh, actually I like both.

Sia vs Adele

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D: Sia
E: Adele
D: I love Sia.
E: Adele’s on our label.

Then we asked them to tell us whatever came to mind when we said…

North West

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D: North Face jackets
E: Kanye
D: You’re a Kanye man, aren’t you?

Melbourne

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D: Drinking
E: City

Coffee

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D: Flat white
E: Black

Miley Cyrus

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D: Dreadlocks [laughs]

E: A lot of words coming to mind…I’ll just say lame.

Emoji

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D: Overrated
E: ?

Netflix and Chill

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D: Non-existent
E: [laughs] Aziz

Hotline Bling

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D: Wii-sports
E: Dance

Donald Trump

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E: Boooooo [laughs]

D: Wrinkles

E: I went to a Knicks game once and he was in the crowd, they panned the camera and they’re like it’s the Beastie Boys, and everyone’s like “Yeahhh!” losing it, and then Donald Trump and everyone’s like “Booooo” so that’s the first thing that comes to mind.

EDM


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D: HTML
E: Drugs

Graffiti

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D: Bag o’ beans
E: Laneway

Kangaroo 

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D: Kanga.
E: Pouch. They got a pouch! [laughs]

Milwaukee Banks' debut album Deep Into The Night was released today, Friday 18 March via Dot Dash / Remote Control. 


Photos by Michelle He for the interns