Beats & Eats with Wild Dark
The Gardens of Babylon is a growing international brand based in Amsterdam who specialise in full experience events that combine music, spirituality, and visual effects worldwide. Launching the label in 2019, they have quickly cemented their position as a quality purveyor of House music. After two years without an ADE, last month they welcomed back their weekender event, ‘The Seekers Of Light’ and it was a huge success with a whole host of label artists gracing the stage once again in front of a more than excited crowd.
Next up on the release schedule are NY based brothers Corey and Ryan who form Wild Dark, along with Ariaano (1/2 of Anjunadeep mainstays 16BL and a member of the Dutch Electronic trio, Cubicolor) With releases on label including Flying Circus, Do Not Sit, Anjunadeep and Akbal Music their productions are dancefloor oriented, but are also very suited for those sunrise, sunset moments with more emotive and soulful melodies…
A track you love to hear on a sunny morning…
ahhhhh, that would have to be Grand National “Talk Amongst Yourselves” (Sasha Involver Remix)
Your perfect breakfast would be…
We’re simple…..sunnyside eggs, crispy bacon and two large cups of caffe shakerato.
The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…
Our grandfather once fed us sauteed frog legs, which were surprisingly delicious!
The dish that reminds me of my childhood
Meatloaf and a green bean casserole always takes us back.
Who taught you to cook?
We picked up dishes from our mom and both Grandma’s…and YouTube!
Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home city…
Bond Street NYC for Sushi
Fortina in Armonk, NY for Italian
Thomas’s Ham ‘N’ Eggery Diner in Carle Place, NY for a killer breakfast.
5 other restaurants from around the world you love…
Black Pepper in Hvar, Croatia
Ristorante Max in Positano, Italy
Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur in Reykjavik, Iceland (it’s a small hotdog shack that were both addicted to)
Franklin BBQ in Austin, Texas
Sefa Grill in Jordaan, Amsterdam
A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills at home/their home…what did they cook
Our good friend and old roommate, Rami Abousabi from Bedouin is a fantastic cook, he makes some serious eggs in the morning, and a mean Cornish hen and potatoes for dinner.
Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…
Taco Bell.. we know, we know!
What is your signature dish?
Corey: Grandma Stellie’s Meatloaf
Ryan: Breakfast Omelette with all the trimmings
If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?
Most definitely Marcus Samuelsson, because if you’ve ever been to his restaurant, Red Rooster in Harlem, NY, you
Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…
We both agree..Anthony Bourdain, Chris Farley and Bruce Lee
A dish you have yet to master…
Corey: Ryan’s Breakfast Omelette
Ryan: also Ryan’s Breakfast Omelette!
Your favourite pizza topping…
Sausage, meatballs and fresh garlic
Your biggest ever food mistake?
Corey: Too much Sushi and Saki before a gig, not good
Ryan: Not eating before a gig, not good
A dish you just cannot eat
Corey: Salmon is my Kryptonite
Ryan: They call me “The Finisher”. This question does not apply.
You get in from the club pissed, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…
Ryan: Anything Reese’s
Corey: Any leftover that is microwavable
The most expensive meal you have ever had?
It was in Iceland – we each spent $18 USD for a small coffee and a stale donut
My favourite restaurants on the island…
The best sunset spot for a cold drink
A record that always reminds you of Ibiza
Tim Deluxe feat: Sam Obernik “It Just Won’t Do”
Your favourite Ibiza dish
The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…
Can you sleep on the beach for 24 hours? Kicking off the morning with some huevos rancheros and cafe con leche, then off to the beach to relax in the sun and swim in the ocean. Following, a short nap and a solid dinner. Finishing off the night playing an extended set at a beautiful villa on a cliff overlooking the ocean.