FLY Selects 001: Cooked

Open Air

FLY Selects 001: Cooked

Open Air

FLY Selects 001: Cooked

Open Air

Edinburgh based boyband and FLY residents Cooked have been tearing up dancefloors since 2018. We touch base with them as they gear up for their big Boiler Room debut at FLY Open Air this May.

Where did you meet & what made you decide to become a DJ trio?
Joe and Chico used to play as a duo at N.U.T.S (Napier Uni Techno Society) nights. At one dead night at La Vida, Temps was one of the only punters there and had his USB so jumped on the tunes as well, and ever since have been a trio.

What’s the first record you remember listening to?
Joe: Chocolate - DJ In The Night

Chico: Dana’s Kudoro - Don Omar

Temps: Town Called Malice - The Jam

If you could only listen to 3 tracks on shuffle for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Joe: Taking A Walk - Trippie Red | Skin On Skin - Be Calm | Mysterious girl - Peter Andre

Chico: Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay | Every Day - Eric Prydz | Love Generation - Bob Sinclair

Temps: James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing | New Order - Blue Monday | Kanye West - Through the Wire

What’s your pre-gig ritual?
Wait on Chico cause he’s always late. Rock Paper Scissors for who’s on first tune.

A Sugababes remix you played went viral - how are you dealing with the fame?
Making it Tik Tok famous wasn’t something we expected. That song is now on the banned list but Chico sneaks it in from time to time.

Have you ever considered dabbling in production?
We have made some cheeky edits of tunes we throw on Soundcloud from time to time. We normally keep them for sets. When it comes to original tunes we are slowly working on them in the background. We don’t want to release anything that is 100% our own until it is perfect.

Best place in Edinburgh for a pre-gig pie & a pint?
Scotsman’s Lounge baby

The dance floor is mellowing. What is your revival track?
Born Slippy

This mix is from FLY Open Air in September. How did it differ from playing Hopetoun House?
Was mad playing under the castle, two very different vibes. As September was the opening set we went for a more mellow groovier mix. Hopetoun house was a faster tempo. We are looking forward to going all out in the Boiler Room this year at Hopetoun house. Expect the unexpected.

You played the first night back at Cab Vol, what was it like?
SUE PERB. Feels good to be home. We're headlining Room 1 all night long on April 8th and we can't wait.

Any advice for local DJs who want to break through?
Don't be a dick & don't get a minter if you're playing to an empty room. It happens sometimes.

What can we expect from Cooked in the future? Any big goals you hope to achieve?
We plan to keep bringing the noise and good vibes. A big goal for us is the Boiler Room so we can’t wait to show the world what we’ve got


Tennents or Buckie?

Vinyl or Digital?

Princes Street Gardens or Hopetoun House?
Hopetoun house (just)

Festivals or Clubs?
Cloooobs, although you can’t beat a good festival

Hibs or Hearts?

Sauce or no sauce?
Mango and lime mixed with peri tamer plz

Cooked play their debut Boiler Room at FLY Open Air on May 22nd. Final tickets on sale now.

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