Phoenix, AZ based producers Sam Dorko and Andrew Hood (better known as "Dorko" and "Hoodwink") make up the Pastries With Teeth duo. Drawing inspiration from groups such as Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob and Gessafelstein, PWT twists the sounds of broken beats, dirty bass, and orchestral arrangement into a dynamic live show that marks the band’s ambition to break sonic barriers, and have fun doing it!
PWT formed after Phoenix Contemporary Dance Company approached Hood about writing an original production for a performance in October of 2012. Utilizing his extensive drumming and percussion repertoire he teamed up with Dorko, a classically trained violinist since age three, and the two began writing what turned into an experimental full length album. The album,EATEN ALIVE, was officially released December 15th, 2012. With classical violin lines, and filthy, nasty bass, the hour length musical journey drives from laid back grooves to full on raging electro while bringing a new life to electronic music.
EATEN ALIVE contains three tracks specifically composed for En Fin, a live performance combining modern ballet and cutting edge electronic music. The group performed alongside Phoenix Contemporary Dance Company for two sold out shows at the Herberger Theatre in October of 2012. Sean Dhalberg, artistic director of Phoenix Contemporary Dance Company, hailed the group as, “Honest, dirty inspiration! Pastries With Teeth is the cigarette you have after making love! Genius!” Phoenix nightlife figure head William F*cking Reed raves, “PWT is a fresh breath of air for the Phoenix EDM scene.”
In addition to their major success at the Herberger Theatre, Pastries With Teeth also performed at Red Bull's Identity Festival alongside artists such as Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, and Le Castle Vania. Both Hoodwink and Dorko have extensive experience in the DJ world having held residencies at some of Arizona’s largest clubs such as Axis/Radius, and Myst. Individually they have opened for some of the world’s premiere acts including Freq Nasty, The Twelves, and Opiuo.