until now duffstep has hidden in the seedy undergrowth of london always in disguise, clandestine and covert, ever plotting his imminent escape. this bid for freedom then, is called >getting to sirius<. sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, in ancient greek times sirius was said to mark the beginning of summer, where women became aroused and men became weak. duffsteps debut album >getting to sirius< is a blend of dub influenced, down tempo beats winding through layers of melody, synths and vocals softening the blow and giving a nice, warm and fuzzy edge to the thick slabs of sonic concrete. though you dont have to wait long before a nice big bass-line knocks you down on your arse again.
james welsh *the way* ep (dot013) has been played, raved to and generally bigged up by some of the biggest names in dance music (ame, maya jane coles, james zabiela, deetron, space dimension controller, sasha, luke solomon, see, we werent joking mate). whilst zoo looks earlier *people let me down* release (dot011) has been thrust upon un-suspecting dance floors by the likes of tony humphries, max essa, ralph lawson, jimpster and cole medina. it is a smorgasbord of dj talent, all serving up only the best ingredients. however james and the zoo look brethren were not content with simply taking a shot at world domination with their respective releases, so we have tooled up two of this years biggest remix maestros in medlar and tom demac to provide us with their own interpretations of two of our biggest tracks of 2012.
unlucky for some but not it seems you or us, dot013 comes comprised of a hat trick of deep and sultry, some would say rnb flavoured slow jams, made for those sexier evenings when you feel the urge to want to nod your head, wine your body and give those hips something of a work out as opposed to just pointing haphazardly to the sky whilst hopping between legs and occasionally pulling your best ooooh listen to that bass line face. though those evenings clearly have their place as well.
join the dots reaches its dirty dozen in the form of leeds based noiseniks death on the balcony. after a year of rather big releases, hanging out with wolf & lamb, soul clap and other assorted cool cats and playing a hectic schedule of gigs across the world that literally saw fans throwing themselves (from a ruddy great height apparently) at our boys they now contribute dot012 to the jtds family. whilst being described as everything from disco, house, deep techno and any number of other pointless monikers (these are just their own descriptions we should add), death on the balcony have you could say come home to roost. think of us as their crash mat, their safety harness, their bungee cord. we are going to look after them whilst they just sit back and admire the view.
many prominent figures throughout history have proclaimed that you can get by with a little help from your friends now whilst this is a lovely romantic notion and does, we suppose have some (albeit very small) grounding in reality you need a bit more if you want to progress through life as opposed to simply jog in. zoo look are a good example of this, whilst sam, alex and craig have been friends for quite some time, forging their completely plutonic relationship through djing together, their latest release, number 11 on join the dots is forged from more than simply the burning fires of friendship, its born out of a love of all things deep as well as house music based. they may be mates but you can also get along very well if you have bags of talent too.
brand new music from the mysterious francis inferno orchestra on londons join the dots music label. 2010 and saw a slew of releases for francis inferno orchestra on under the shade, wolf music and dikso which gained the attention and support from disco and house dons the revenge, eamon harkin, session victim, cottam, eddie c, jay shepheard, hot toddy and chamboche.
both taken from the forthcoming duffstep album >getting to sirius<, >your touch< and >backseat< are original duffstep tracks given a cosmic make over by duff disco. they are proper modern disco music that sits just the right side of funky, without conjuring images of fluffy boots and spiky hair, white shirts and fake tan. whilst backseat is the more euphoric of the two your touch is more moody than an emo teenager watching twighlight. both obviously duff disco but somehow keeping the family together as duffsteps finger prints are all over these too.
the 3rd and final remix ep, with mixes from faltydl, young montana & eliphino… taken from the recent duffstep debut lp. straddling the realms of dubstep, house and disco from an ever emerging pool of old and new guard.
accompanying the debut lp remix ep number 2 straddling the realms of dubstep, house and disco from an ever emerging pool of old and new guard. remixes on the dub orientated ep with mark e, session victim and riley reinhold. duffsteps debut album >getting to sirius< is a heady potion laced with influences of dub and down tempo beats, winding through layers of melody and synths whilst vocals soften the blow providing a nice, warm and fuzzy edge to the thick slabs of sonic concrete. though you wont have to wait before a nice big bass-line knocks you down on your arse again