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Favorite ThisGetting to know Barely Alive: Lost In The Internet EP [Out NOW}

Published: February 26, 2014
Dubstep and electro duo Barely Alive is making some waves from the Berkshires. The Great Barrington pair of Matt Meier and Willie Watkins just dropped their Lost In The Internet EP on Disciple Recordings, and the four-track release featuring cool collabs with Splitbreed and a Virtual Riot remix is climbing the charts. Learn more about the guys, including their pizza destiny.

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How did Barely Alive start?

We have been friends since grade school, and we started making hip hop beats in high school. Once we got into dance music things really started to get serious. 

Who/What was the main inspiration behind Lost In The Internet?

The Internet and the way people interact with it. Social media has had a huge impact on the way modern people live in the past decade and we wanted to embody this in our music.

With the wide variety of genres on this EP, how does this translate in your sets? Is there a genre that you enjoy playing out more?

We don’t think it makes sense to stick to one genre. We just play music that we would like to hear and that gets people dancing.

How did the relationship with Disciple Recordings come about?

We entered and won a remix contest for Astronaut’s “Apollo” and had our remix released on Disciple. After that and a couple other remixes, we had developed a strong relationship with Ross and Rob. We really like the way the label is run and we expect a lot of exciting things from them in the next year. 

What can we be expecting from you for the rest of 2014?

We would love to play some shows and meet more people. So far our year has been pretty focused on our EP as well as some really exciting upcoming collaborations and remixes, but we are eager to play more live sets.

What’s the one non-Barely Alive song you wish you’d written?

“Nuclear” by Zomboy is still to this day one of our favorite songs. The production on that is just immense.

And finally, if you had to be a pizza topping, what would you be and why?

Chicken nuggets and honey, because why not?

Tags: Drum and BassDubstepElectroGlitchHip Hop