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D/R/U/G/S is the project of one Callum Wright and D/R/U/G/S craft some of the most euphoric, radical new music around. Made with the freeform attitude of synth visionary Oneohtrix Point Never, the fuck-you braggadocio of the Wu-Tang Clan, the cast-iron integrity of punk and the headlong desperate rush of rave, it’s untamed music for the moment.
22-year-old Callum Wright spent his early years, in his words, in “London council estate shitholes” and moved to Manchester in his teens. D/R/U/G/S’s early tracks quickly found their way onto the blogs and soon were being written about by Q, NME, The Fader, Dummy and XLR8R and played by Rob da Bank and Steve Lamacq on radio. This attention sent him on the road, and since starting out he has played around the UK and Europe, going down a storm at In The City festival, where he was given the title Most Buzzed About Act for the entire three-day event. No wonder — gigs, which see Callum pack his MPC unit full of samples to recreate his brave, warm synth music live, are closer to raves — a glorious journey into total freedom, total power, total moment. Along the way, he’s found himself standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a new group of brave DIY electronic artists that include Gold Panda, Teengirl Fantasy, Becoming Real, Dam Mantle, Hype Williams and Blondes.
This month see`s him pack up his bag of tricks and head on the road for an 11 date UK tour with Delphic .
Live Dates –
22/10 – The Arches – Glasgow w Delphic
23/10 – Digital – Newcastle w Delphic
25/10 – Arts Centre – Norwhich w Delphic
26/10 – rescue Rooms – Nottingham w Delphic
26/10 – XOYO – London w Digitalism
27/10 – Gorilla – Manchester w Delphic
29/10 – Plug – Sheffield w Delphic
30/10 – Thekla – Bristol w Delphic
31/10 – Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth w Delphic
01/11 – Village Underground – London w Delphic
02/11 – Green Door Store – Brighton
30/11 – Harterei Club – Zurich w TEED
RELEASE DATE — 26/11/12
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