Saturday, 9 January 2010

Dalstonites Django Django not DJ Ango

Django Django is not the gypsy legend known as Reinhardt but a one-year-old London-based-quartet who indulge in sampling and writing eclectic yet clever lyrics. They’re an indie pop group that is DIY but with all frills, (cow) bells and snake rattlers. Their songs reference dub, acid house, glam rock and rap and they may just remind you of compatriots Hot Chip but don’t be fooled, they’re nothing like them. Django Django make exciting and infectious music; like a fever it takes control of your innards, commanding head bopping at the very minimum. Their primeval Skies over Cairo reminisces back to ancient Egypt, to the time of Tutankhamun when pharaohs reined the earth while ZummZumm plays like the Super Mario Brothers’ soundboard. As of yet the boys have only released one single – the double A-side Love's Dart/Storm – but their heavy on the gig circuit and it’s only a matter of time before a label releases all their rhythmic gems under one titular album. That’s if the band doesn’t decide to ‘do it themselves’, says co-founder and member Dave Maclean.

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