Comedy duo Wobblemasterz aims for second hitPosted on September 12, 2013 | by Avery Chang
For NYU’s musical-comedy duo, The Wobblemasterz, there is nothing quite like a party on a Tuesday night.
The Wobblemasterz consists of Tisch seniors John Phillips and Alexandre Gresh, also known as J-Phizzle and DJ Fresh Gresh, respectively. They were propelled into viral fame after contributing their cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” to a contest. Upon talking with the duo and their manager, Tisch senior Hannah Babitt, however, it became clear that Phillips and Gresh have even more to offer than covers of popular songs.
Their latest endeavor, “Hometown Anthem,” is a song based on their own lives, as the London-bred Gresh and Kentucky-based Phillips come from two very different places, yet were still able to meet in the melting pot of the world.
“The song is really about celebrating our cultures and where we come from while still dishing out jokes and insults,” Gresh said.
Their work follows common themes found in their daily lives and draws inspiration from everyday occurrences they find funny. Such is the case with one of their best known songs, “Tuesday Night Party,” which is their most-recent release.
“We’re basically a parody of ourselves,” Phillips said with a laugh.
“The party scenes in the ‘Tuesday Night Party’ music video were actually taken during one of our Tuesday night parties.”
Their strong work ethic is shrouded in their ability to play just as hard, if not harder. Such as one night right before a show, when Phillips had an accident while at a party.
“I remember he called me apologizing profusely about the 15 staples in his head that he got after being pushed down stairs at a party the night before a show that we had been planning for months,” Babitt said. “He ended up doing the show anyway and it was probably one of the best we’ve ever had.”
“I actually found out the next day that I had a concussion,” Phillips said.
The Wobblemasterz’ music seem to be the anthems of the college world at NYU.
“Because of their cover of ‘Diamonds,’ I had heard about the Wobblemasterz even before I came to NYU,” LSP freshman Khaleelah Logan said. “They are very representative of what I, along with all the other NYU kids came here for, to work hard while having a great time.”
Their well-seasoned sense of humor shines not only through their music, but also through their wisdom about college life. The guys and their manager all met through the Clive Davis Institute of Re- corded Music, and all three said the university and New York City have provided the perfect setting to flourish.
A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, Sept. 12 print edition. Avery Chang is a contributing writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.