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#officeparty @ DRAF, Dec 17

16 December 2015

London’s David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) is hosting their last last event of the year, #officeparty, co-hosted with Francesca Gavin on December 17.

The show will include DJ sets by Dave MacLean of Django Django and Emmanuel Balogun of Visual Ideation, as well as performances by artist David Raymond Conroy.

There will also be a dance class by Joelle D’Fontaine and free photocopies of works by various artists including Benedict Drew, Allison Katz, Oscar Murillo, Peles Empire, Prem Sahib, Jesse Wine and more.

See DRAF website for details.**

Alexandra photocopy

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New New Age

10 November 2011

If Django Django is the bedroom band they claim to be, then it’s clear they’ve been there a while. Even the domestic blinds they use for a backdrop to present Kim Coleman’s exceptional and in-vogue mystic computer graphics, on stage at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, comes to great effect. It offers the serrated projected imagery of a creepy, mutating smiley-face, cosmic scenes of intergalactic travel and virtual reality universes where the grass grows purple and the sky is a digitally generated illusion. Having wowed a Metronomy audience with their perfect execution and self-evident work ethic early last month, it’s hard to believe this is Django Django’s first headlining performance since relocating to London from Edinburgh in 2009. But immediately, following some of the primal Spiritualism of their soon-to-be album debut lead single, ‘Waveforms’, it becomes clear that this is a band with crossover potential.

Django Django @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - Nov 2011
Django Django @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - Nov 2011

Apart from the street cred-winning promise of diverse sonic exploration –with a dash of synth-operator Tommy Grace’s outlandish electro samples –there are what you might call some real rock n roll crackers of songs, like ‘WOR’. The riff-driven urgency of lead singer and guitarist Vincent Neff would have thrown down to Franz Ferdinand back in the early millennium. That, of course, is if ‘then’ was ‘now’ –where the US New Age vibe of weird 90s electronic artwork and sonic journeying is all the rage and David Lynch’s Transcendentalist music venture has made its debut. Of course, it could just be Neff’s Northern accent that brings said Glaswegian dance rockers to mind, as he amiably fills the air with banter as guitars are switched or a second synth is set up. Continue reading New New Age

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