SET MO (DJ set)
Described by i-D magazine as “Australia’s most optimistic band… they love what they do and it shows,” Set Mo is an electronic music duo from Sydney. Bonding over a fondness for burgers, pho, sneakers and beer (not necessarily consumed simultaneously — and in the case of the kicks, certainly not taken orally), Nick Drabble and Stu Turner first came together as a DJ combo in 2012 and soon progressed into producing tunes.
The guys share a love of Basement Jaxx, Booka Shade, Brian Eno, the Chemical Brothers, classic late-1980s house, old-school disco, Groove Armada, Jamie XX and Moby— influences that are as apparent in their music as hints of pepper, plum and blackcurrant are on the nose of a good pinot.
Their best-known release to date is the blissed out, sunset-on-the-beach house beauty “White Dress” (featuring Deutsch Duke), which was big all over when it broke in 2014 and has been played a good 20 million times on Spotify since. But they’ve made numerous equally lovely tunes you’d be well advised to give an exploratory spin. Try “I Belong Here”, “Fault Lines”, or “Nightmares” for a start. Goes great with a burger and a frosty beverage.