Duff Disco shares stories from a rather interesting trip to Bucharest.
The first of a series of Diary entries from Jeremy Duffy, the man behind the guise 'Duff Disco'. With a recent influx of international booking Duffy decided to document his travels through blog entries on his record label join the Dots. Kick starting the series is Guns, Crime and Disco in Bucharest....
With the release of Duffstep’s Debut album ‘Getting to Sirius’ on the horizon, we decided to publish this video of the making of the artwork. The Video is accompanied by an exclusive mini-mix by Duffstep previewing tracks from the LP.
The design was illustrated by our visionary friends at Technicolour Moon and with the help of another friend & designer Carl Guilhon the illustrations were digitized and became the artwork. The video below shows the illustration process from start to finish shot over an entire day.
Join The Dots are very excited to announce the release of a music video created for the track 'the way Its got to be' fresh from the forthcoming Duffstep album 'Getting To Sirius'. Join The Dots discovered this film through their visual partners Technicolor Moon, the creatives behind the Duffstep LP artwork.
The director of this video Tom Mead is one of the newest additions to Technicolor Moons latest project Moon Motion. After hearing the 'the way its got to be' and doing a few test syncs it was agreed that the audio and the visual hugely complemented each other and Mr Mead agreed to edit the film to use as a video for the track.
The Original animation named Cyren is based in a city of dark hierarchy where the rich live at the top, leaving the poor to power the machines that run the city. Underneath a strange character walks through the bleak underworld. Confused and on edge this oddly shaped man walks to a painting that has been the bain of his existence for too long....
The original was directed as a graduation film at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. It took 6 key team members as well as Tom to put it together in the 8 months that they had.The film is about the infatuation between a freak outcasted from society and his work. The animation is heavily inspired by H.R. Giger and Koji Morimoto as well as Tim burton. The film made it into 15 film festivals around the world including PISAF (Korea), Exeter animation festival and the Edinburgh International Film festival where it was entered into the Mclaren professional section.
Duffstep's track 'the way its got to be' revolves around the powerful yet simple message in the title which is contextualised through thethe eerie, dream like, hypnotic echoes. Most would agree that the concepts expressed in both the music and the animation sync extrodinarily well. The repeated maleviolent whispers are the only vocals in the track but the voice insinuates a vague inevitable outcome which olny becomes apparent when the tune drops into a barrage of shady basslines. This atmosphere that Duffstep creates runs parallel to the the themes and emotions evoked through the animation.
Duffstep has just released his debut EP which is a three track sampler of 'Getting To Sirius', the forthcoming album released on Join The Dots in November. Before that Saigon Recordings and Electric Minds will be releasing his more dance orientated material in the coming months.
Jeremy Duffy (Duffstep) brings us back to the deep, the spacey, the atmospheric, the groove. Imagine Blockhead’s, Fly Lo’s, Fingathing’s, Mount Kimbie’s and Von D's sound, slightly reduce the beat to the soulful side, add synths and mid/heavy weighted bass and your almost there.
Duffstep has been grinding away working on a Live AV spectacular with Rebel Overlay, one of the UK's highest flying VJs. They have put together what can only be described as a visual-sound clash of almighty proportions. Imagine sternum crushing beats accompanied by one off bespoke visuals, really big, really loud and very, very special indeed. His DJ sets are also something to get excited about, with recent performances alongside some of the biggest names in electronic music, Flying Lotus, Martyn, Kode 9 and King Midas Sound to name a few.
Before dropping his latest 12" for the UK's Saigon label on October 11, London-based DJ/producer Jeremy Duffy (a.k.a. Duffstep) sent over this unreleased track for us to share. "Over" is a shuffling dancefloor tune rife with loads of stabbing synth melodies, big filter washes, impenetrable atmosphere, and whole lot of the UK club scene's silky soul.