Warriors of The Dystotheque is the brain child of Jonny Mac, an Irish DJ & Producer, who this last 15 years has regularly DJ’d across the globe alongside the likes of Phil Hartnoll, The Prodigy’s Leeroy, Shaun Ryder & Bez from The Happy Mondays, and many more.
WotD are composed of DJ / Producer / Engineers/ Musicians Jonny Mac (Derry), Sean Graham (Coventry), & The Brothers Nylon –Mike and Nick Rufolo (NYC) and have never spent time in the same country let alone the same studio when working on their music, yet have released four EPs over the past two years all of which have had major support across BBC Radio on 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Across The Line & Derry’s Stephen McCauley on his Electric Mainline show, not forgetting Dan Hegarty on RTE 2.
They grew from a love of lo-fi music and electronic culture between artists spread across Ireland France and New York. Style has no limit, these guys take in elements from 60’s garage, broken beat, jazz, downtempo, techno, electronica, noise, psyche, breakbeat and pretty much anything that opposes the mainstream beige cliches of modern music.
WotD are on their fourth EP We’re Taking Control and have stepped it up a notch on this release, getting away form the more downtempo jazz vibes of past EP’s and went back to the more breakbeat acid sounds that would of been coming out of the speakers when on the DJ circuit.
Although their sound is tipping more to the laid back grooves associated with the likes of Portishead & Massive Attack, when it comes to DJ sets they like to either experiment with the sounds of Breakbeat Electronica and the Underground, the term Gloomtronica was coined by Nemone after she championed the Return To Coney EP. So lets call this a Gloomtronica mix.