Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles has a goldfish memory and a meticulous archive.
Styles’ eight-year record includes everything the electronic duo has ever written.
Peking Duck will headline Karova’s Carpark next week.
“I actually went through all of the unreleased work and found a bunch of cool melodies where I thought, ‘this needs to be used’,” Styles says.
“As our production gets way better there’s a lot of primitive concepts which I would never think of, which I was thinking of back then which is amazing to have still in the bank.
“People say nothing good ever happened in your comfort zone and we really weren’t ever in our comfort zone for the first few years.”
The Canberra musicians followed their two triple-platinum singles, High and Take Me Over with the double platinum hit Stranger, featuring Elliphant, which been the number one Australian Artist Single for 10 weeks running placed ninth in the triple j Hottest 100.
But their best is still “in the vault”, Styles says.
“The sitar solo is also on a song that the singer from Cloud Control is on and I think it will be out at some point 200 years.
“It’s going to be great - probably my favourite track on the album.
“The song is about a man whose wife has taken off with all his shit so he’s on a mission to hunt her down and kill her.”
The song was written in India, where the duo recorded seven songs in seven days.
The sitar solo is also on a song that the singer from Cloud Control is on and I think it will be out at some point 200 years.
“Somehow were lucky enough to get in the studio with one of India’s most famous sitar players who records around 300 Bollywood movies per year and he is very well known over there and just to have him make an appearance at an event is a big thing and somehow we got him in the studio.
“And what else to do but see if he could shred a solo at the end of our songs and he did, graciously and ferociously.”
Peking Duk (Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles) will be supported by hip hop artist Ivan Ooze.
Karova’s Carpark will build on Karova Lounge’s 3350 street party, which was held November last year which had an all-Ballarat line up.
Karova’s Carpark is on Saturday, April 29 from 3-11pm at Karova Lounge carpark. Tickets are $51.
To book visit karovalounge.oztix.com.au