How long has MAYBEWISE been in effect? And where did the moniker come into play?
Welcome to the Fishbowl marks the first release of the MAYBEWISE venture, but Peter has been producing and djing for nearly a decade, going under a number of other monikers and concepts. Patrick is pretty new to the game, but he brings the X factor and the life of the party.
The concept for the project started as an exercise in synergizing all the different styles of UK bass music we liked and then kind of took on a personality of its own.
How does the duo function, i.e. what roles do each of you share or assume?
Our process really has two stages: Sample gathering and production.
Most of our sounds are field recordings (percussion especially), so we go out pretty often to random places and record ourselves hitting things with sticks. A recent trip to Home Depot was a highlight; you walk around there and you’ll realize its just a giant warehouse of percussion. Other times we’ll just watch old movies and record the sounds we like. Our personal sample library is massive.
When it comes to studio work, Patrick is the wildcard. He usually comes up with a number of substance-fueled sketches on any given night and then Peter polishes them up while Patrick sleeps off the debauchery.