The Idjut Boys
Future Classic and barsoma are proud to present The Idjut boys back to back all night long!!!
These days the proof that the Idjuts are gods is everywhere. Their cult U-Star records go for upward of 400 Pounds on E-bay and are considered some of the most collectable in British Dance Music history, their Nuphonic compilation “Saturday Nite Live” was one of the releases that defined that label as the most truly musical of the time, and the latest incarnation of Nuphonic – Tirk – turned to the Idjuts when it was time to release their first CD; “Press Play”.
It was back in 1994 that this story began, the year U-Star was formed - the label was a continuation of their legendary parties in London of the same the name. It was also the year that Conrad and Dan went to hear one of their favourites – François Kevorkian – play two copies of their fourth release “Not Reggae” back to back at the peak of his set.
They knew they were onto a good thing.
And never let up.
The labels Discfunction and Noid were soon to follow, as did their debut “Life, The Shoeing You Deserve” for Scotland’s premier deep house imprint - Glasgow Underground. As with New York label, Environ and Norway’s Feedelity, Noid is one of the labels that is key to the juggernaut that is the disco sound of today. With releases from Maurice Fulton, Kathy Diamond and Feedelity’s own Lindstrom it is one of the most important imprints around today; especially if good, timeless music is your language.
Idjut Boys call themselves stupid, yet their music is anything but. It's a world away from the dumb productions that usually proliferate dance music. Tracks where they grab disco, dub, electro, funk, house, hip hop and rock, then fuse the lot into the kind of groove that leaves dancefloors reeling, their peers speechless and some of the best labels around clamouring for remixes and originals.
Aside from their own 3 labels the Idjuts have released on DFA Records, Eskimo Recordings, Bear Funk, Tirk, DC Recorings, LO Recordings, Nuphonic, Jaded Muzak, Session Recordings, Glasgow Underground, Headinghome, Yellow Productions, Eastwest, Atlantic, Tummy Touch, Westend Records, Play It Again Sam (PIAS), !K7, Z Records, Music For Dreams, Radius, Distance and NRK.
With this kind of acclaim it’s not surprising that Conrad and Dan have the world as their playground. The lads have played everywhere you would expect – Bestival, Isle Of White; Cargo, London; Fabric, London; Harvey’s Sarcastic Disco, Los Angeles; The End, San Francisco; Glastonbury, UK; Life Force, Tokyo; Yellow, Tokyo as well as places you won’t expect like Croatia and Serbia, for example.