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Platypus Shoes and Peking Duk

Peking Duk (Adam Hyde and Ruben Styles) are known for their high-energy live shows and party-hard nature. Their singles ‘High’ and ‘Take Me Over’ came in at number two and five respectively on Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2014. ‘High’ also gained them the ARIA Music Award for Best Dance Release in the same year. We were lucky enough to catch up with the Canberra duo to talk crazy fans, the origins of their name and their footwear of choice.

Peking Duk began because…
We heard good dance music that wasn't the same old corny stuff. We tried to recreate the likes of Fake Blood, Crookers, Bloody Beetroots etc. until we learnt to develop our sound to where we are today.

The name came from…
When you're having good times, peaking on fun, some might say you start to gurn and look like a duck. Hence the name. We never said it was ride or die with the name but we just forgot to change it.

Your sound in three words is…
Fun, sweaty and sometimes emotional.

Canberra is…
About to be the next big thing. You heard it here first.

Your best music festival experience was…
Coachella was next level. Splendour is always a huge vibe too.

Your dream collaboration is with…
Kanye West.

Craziest fan moment was…
Tattoos are nuts. There's been a couple of stories that may be a bit rude for this interview. If you go on our Facebook page we posted an email from a girl who told us a story of how she ended up spending the night with a guy who she thought was Adam, it’s an amazing read.

Current album on high rotation is…
Drake – Views.

Current reads are…
Complex and Brown Cardigan are my reads. [Adam]

Most life changing album was…
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Dr. Dre – 2001.

Current shoes of choice are…
Docs or Timbs are sexy and solid. Vans for skating are a vibe for sure.

Favourite post-show cuisine is…
Kebabs or Nandos are classics.

The ‘Say My Name’ video is all about…
A great guy having a great time with a great sense of style. Matt McGorry is a straight G.

Best piece of advice anyone ever gave you was…
‘A man with no sauce is lost... But that same man can get lost in the sauce.’ – Gucci Mane.

If you weren't making music you would be…
Still working at Maccas.

The funniest member of Peking Duk is…
Our manager, Bennis.

Most awkward moment you’ve have had on stage was…
I almost fell off a huge lift while playing guitar at the ARIAs – while fireworks were going off all around me. [Adam]

When ‘High’ came in at number two on Triple J's Hottest 100 you thought…
‘Holy s#@t,’ two in the top five is too sick!

You’re looking forward to…
The future (tee hee).

Posted on 11/10/2016
Posted by PlatypusShoesAU
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