The Airplane Boys have landed.
For the Airplane Boys, everything is music. Every movement, every situation, every experience. Our sit down for CONTRA was no exception. Every sentence was beautifully phrased, as if they had been given the questions prior. Everything expressed was peppered with metaphorical meaning. There are so many layers to this duo, and you willingly let them wrap you up. One of the most enjoyable interviews to date. Being around Mannie and J, you want to make yourself a better person. They pull out of you, a feeling that anything is possible, if you set your goals high enough, and reach, reach, reach, no matter what. Feeling it would be a shame to edit too much, here’s the pre-production mix of our conversation.
Welcome to the elixir, that is, THE AIRPLANE BOYS.
“Some people dream about success, while others wake up to reach it..”. – Sleep
Based out of Toronto, Mannie Serranilla [Beck Motley] and Jason Drakes [Bon Voyage] are the enigmatic duo behind The Airplane Boys. They just might be children of the revolution, in planting the seeds of a new sound that challenges the barriers of modern music. If hip hop was stagnate for a minute, it’s about to be revived by young, forward thinking talents like Mannie and J. Putting out their sound means revealing something fresh, creating a smooth and steady ripple. When you hear it, you think, maybe it’s electro-hip-hop-rock. And that’s just fine with them. The Airplane Boys don’t want to be labeled as just one kind of music for one kind of person. That’s because they take something from everything, and work it into their perpetually evolving sound. Captivating synths, experimental drums, varying samples. Whether its a 32 bar or a 16th, it’s got to have meaning.
Read the full interview over at ThinkContra.com