Rob Campari 25/01/2011

Manchester's D/R/U/G/S sound like they grew up listening to Underworld , Warp Records , Eno, Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin and have been making tunes / remixes with fellow Mancunian candidates for greatness Egyptian Hip Hop! Unlike a lot of dance music around these guys actually take you to ecstatic places with their music. Here's an interview with the band from DJ Rob Campari, slightly leaning towards the opinion that England is a bit shagged out - we need another summer of Love !

Have you ever been to an outdoor rave / free party / warehouse event that was DIY and was it good ?

Nah, we don't mix with those crowds ie people with the money to put something like that on. I think you get shit like that happening in places like Oxford, not grime cities like Manchester and London. There's this big feeling especially in Manchester among people our age of having missed out on some golden generation of rave or whatever, I don't see it like that at all.

What do you think of Tiesto / Swedish House Mafia / Guetta et al

These are like massive mainstream dance guys right? I couldn't say I've ever heard any of their beats, although I probably will have done while walking past some hideous bar where people with jobs go. I can't deal with that production style at all, super compressed pounding beats, the synths all squelched into a huge mess of sound.

What do you think of the idea of conscription ( compulsory social work/army ) I live in Austria and they still have it and it seems to keep the young uns busy- I think its a pretty good idea but then again i wouldn't want to do it!

I'm not sure that arming and training the feral youth of this country to run faster is such a good idea.

Do you like Britain in 2010 ?

Nope. Too many people leaving angry Youtube comments. Few people our age even seem interested in anything creative. It's all fucked. We are so far away from what we could be its untrue.

Do you think we are going to see the end of the world or serious discomfort for us spoilt Westerners ?

Most Westerners live in serious discomfort, at least in this country. The wealth % split is outrageous.

Is there a point in voting anymore ? Could you give a rats assssss?

I think last year just about summed it up, you vote Lib Dem and get Tory. The agenda is clearly already set. No matter who you vote for they're guaranteed to be capitalist scum fucks out to line the pockets of whoever paid for them to get there in the first place. questions OVER!

Well there you go - erudite and angry young men disenfranchised with the UK - time to find the Neu Welt when the government no longer serves the people - create for yourself, don't post angry youtube comments whilst smoking drugs indoors - remember the importance of going out and jumping up and down and chasing the lazers ideally to something like D/R/U/G/S

The twenty third in 's series of guest mixes comes from D/R/U/G/S, the Manchester based duo, exploring cerebral loops.

Track listing:

1. Lawrence - Along The Wire (Superpitcher remix)
2, Solomun - After Rain Comes Sun
3. Pantha Du Prince - a nomads retreat
4. Isolee - A Nightingale
5. Harvard Bass - Caked
6. Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Gui Borrato mix)
7. Clouds - Mauful Sir
8. Caribou - Sun (Midland re edit)
9. Space Dimension Controller - (j2tcotus Kyle Hall Remix)
10. Dettinger - Puma 2
11. Walls - Gaberdine (Nathan Fake Remix)
12. Plastikman - Blue Monday


Rob runs Campari Safari a diy booking/promotion outfit and DJs around Europe . Nights they book for are One Party State and Corrupt? @ Barfly Camden,London TBA Love Club at Market and Badeschiff in Vienna Austria, Donau Festival, Friday Im In Rock Perugia Italy. More info