1. LOVE LUST SPACE
2. VELODROME I
D/R/U/G/S are free. The project of one Callum Wright, 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.
Early tracks found their way onto the blogs and were being written about by Q, NME, The Fader, Dummy 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, as well as the 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. All this with, up until very recently, no publicist, no manager, no releases and no booking agent – as Callum says, “I’m not just going to let any joker handle my shit”.
This uncompromising attitude and bracing imagination brought him into contact with new Moshi Moshi imprint Tender Age, who will be releasing D/R/U/G/S’s first 12”.