>> Tripleee is interviewing Downshot
Expected soon: Heideroosjes
Downshot, a Dutch band which is already famous in the underground
Hardcore scene. Downshot live, always a party! But not everybody
will know you guys,
can you please introduce yourself to those who don't know
what Downshot is all about?
Downshot, a five member hardcore band from M-town and we
play a mixture of Old School hardcore combined with the
HipHop element of rap also known as ‘Powerrapcore’. We’ve
had some line-up changes over the years but as of 1999 we
consist of Bob on drums, Richie on bass, Mark on vocals,
Joren on strings and Bef on vocals. Throughout the years
we’ve played with basically all the small and big names
in the hardcore scene and we’re always out looking for stages
to rip. That’s it.
Aiight! Let's look back for a second. The year 2000 was
a good year for Downshot?
year 2000 was a very good one for us. Two members of Downshot,
Bob and Mark, got enlisted in the new line-up of One Night
Stand who played at EHCP III which was awesome. One Night
Stand will be recording a new album on I-Scream Records
later on this year. Downshot got asked to do a contribution
on the New League III comp. cd. We’ve played more shows
than ever before and to put the cherry on top, we were asked
to play on EHCP IV. So yeah, it was a great year. Hossa!!!
year will be in my opinion the complete breakthrough for
Downshot. It must be just a matter of time when Dowshot
gets a record-deal. Isn't it?
We’ve been at it for five years and we’ve had some rough
patches, both musically and personally. But as the years
came things started to look better and stimulated us to
go on in the future. Don’t think about when you’re going
to get a record-deal but work hard, play as often as you
can, where you can and keep going straight ahead and you
will get yours.
>> Your last album ("Unleashed")
was released in 1999. Can we expect new material from Downshot
in the near future?
Well, to be honest, I don’t know. If all goes according
plan two compilation cd’s will come out at the end of March.
On one of them ‘Breakdown the Silence – Out of Step Records’
will be two live songs from Downshot and the other one is
‘A tribute to American hardcore – I-scream Records’ with
two Circle Jerks covers by One Night Stand. But we’re also
putting money aside right now and saving up gig money to
be able to record a new full length as soon as we get the
do you guys expect from the year 2001?
new year. Well, we’ve got some good gigs lined up for this
year but EHCP IV is definitely a milestone already. We’ll
be playing a much as we can, both with Downshot and One
Night Stand, where ever this may be. We’re working on new
material, new merchandise, new contacts you name it. Just,
you know, keep on keeping on…
What do you hate in the music scene?
What do we hate? Simple and plain: R&B music.
Guys, good luck in the future, and we'll meet on stage again.
Hell yeah! But for we go, got some last shout-outs for the
Thanks for checking us out on Tripleee.net and
hopefully we’ll see each other at EHCP IV or at another
show. Peace out to Short Fused and Tripleee. Be sure to
check out their new stuff when it comes out. Take care.
~ Peace ~