February 15, 2022

Roots to Grooves – Django Django

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the career and creative approaches of British art rock band “Django Django“.

The four piece originally met while studying in Edinburgh. The genesis of the project came from drummer/producer David Maclean, who approached music from a DJ background, primarily beat juggling hip hop before getting into other genres of dance music. When David discovered the drums he would initially record short live loops to incorporate into his DJ sets. It was this approach that led David to create his own beats, and eventually to the initial ideas that would form the basis of Django Django’s self-titled debut album.

Frontman Vincent Neff started out by teaching himself guitar, by studying the Beatles. It was a process that led him to eventually mess around writing his own songs.

Django Django” was initially a melding of David’s ability to write beats and instrumentals, and Vincent’s ability to craft songs, lyrics and melodies. Not long after they began to collaborate, they drafted in fellow students Jimmy Dixon on bass and Tommy Grace on synths.

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