As a band, Six60 originally formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2008. Inspired by the vibrant culture of soul, rock and bass heavy electronica that defined late 2000s student life down south, they began jamming out at their infamous flat, 660 Castle Street. Bedroom practices quickly became small living room concerts for friends and family, which lead them to playing flat-warming's, parties and eventually local bars.
Pressured into recording a demo EP by friends and family, they sold their music online through their website and setup some fan pages on various online social networks. As word about their high-octane live shows, and copies of their songs spread around New Zealand and Australia, they were rewarded with a burgeoning fan base.