DJ/Vocalist of the ‘direct no messing about’ group Fun-da-mental, comes to the decks with a molotov in one hand and a sweet-smelling something in the other, loaded with musical stories and histories from every corner, regardless of tempo, style, genre or fashion.
Here, traditional music from all about takes electronica and blues for a two-step among the jungle of a dancehall. Bass notes shift space screaming punk war cries, crossfader ready to bring in ragas and radio broadcasts from Algeria via a Space Echo or delay unit. As a member of Fun-da-mental,
it is expected that he does not to shy away from what needs to be said, explored, debated or challenged, even within a dj set.
D.WattsRiot is now based in the Canary Islands, the eventual result of Fun-Da-Mental performing at Womad Las Palmas in 1996. In his new locale, he established himself at Txola, a longstanding club in Tenerife, as well as performing at most festivals of note in the region while continuing his association with FDM, who are currently working on two EPs.
Truth is, it's a bit of a sweaty affair for those within listening range, necks bruk to low slung beats and hips discolated 'cos the ancients and fresh graced us with their transcripts.
From London to Kazakhstan, Malta to Serbia, Sweden to Italy, and many points and venues in-between - the typical nightclub, festival settings, to collaborations with storytellers, or museum openings, squat parties, social manifestations, his record box contains more that 'just shake yer booty', and doesn't get stuck on one groove, so to speak. The ever surrounding political and cultural elements faced on a daily basis are woven into the fabric and connected to the mixer.
¨When you absolutely, positively need to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes.¨ Ordell Robbie
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