One of the perks that comes with writing about 22 year-old Callum Wright’s musical project D/R/U/G/S is that it allows for an exaggerated use of wordplay, eg. Kids, Do D/R/U/G/S, D/R/U/G/S make you dance, D/R/U/G/S do good things.
The London/Mancunian certainly lives up to his name, his musical medlee of electronic, ambience, house and minimal techno is earning him a stellar reputation on the DIY British music scene. He played Glastonbury this summer, has successfully remixed big names like Lykke Li (Sadness is A Blessing) and recently finished a tour with Digitalism.
D/R/U/G/S – Connected
Connected is a three track EP of ambient yet undeniably infectious grooves. Though not as instant as the earlier Love/Lust EP, Connected grows and improves the more you listen to it. The songs are not the in-your-face dance music that you are bombarded with every time you turn on the radio- they are lively whilst being melodic and soft. The mixes are an infusion of trademark house sounds with a light, airy feel helped by an exciting use of cowbell-esque samples. The EP builds up from track to track, and by the third (and arguably best) song, Unified Field, the listener is absorbed into a galaxy of synth and shoulder popping sounds. Connected is out Monday 28th November on Moshi Moshi Records, buy this record- say YES to D/R/U/G/S.