Dust Junkys + DJ Jedredy on Friday 19th October 2018
The Dust Junkys are celebrating 20years since there Done and Dusted album was released and have agreed to play one of these exclusive gigs at #BUMS
If you haven’t heard of the Dust Junkys this is possibly understandable as they have been pretty much inactive as a band since the turn of this millennium, but if you were into your music between 1996 and 2000 you would almost certainly be aware of this band. Dust Junkys were considered to be British Rap Rock Pioneers throughout that period, leading to comparisons with bands like Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys.
They were signed to Polydor in 1996, their musical recording legacy was a top 40 album called ‘Done & Dusted’. This was packaged with a second disc called ‘Dub & Dusted’, featuring a batch of remixes/ club versions of the album tracks by the likes of Fun Loving Criminals (who Dust Junkys supported on their European tour). The album produced a number of singles, all tasty tracks that sat either inside or just outside the top 40. That said the music found its way into all kinds of places including Sony Play Station games, Hollywood movies, and even Fatboy Slim records. The “Gangster Trippin” hook “What we doing when the Fatboy’s trippin”, was actually taken from “Rinse (Beatbox Wash)”, which was the b side of “Living in the Pocket of a Drug Queen”.
Clearly calling yourself Dust Junkys and releasing singles about Drug Queens strongly suggest they were counter culture, blatantly flaunting social taboos, and not conforming to the conservative mainstream ideals of the day. That said Dust Junkys were cool, and supported by a strong cult following of real music fans.
Another part of their legacy was their reputation for being one of the best live bands the UK has produced. This is something I have heard via many sources, including a number of celebrated musicians. Front man Nicky Lockett, who initially came to prominence fronting 808 State (under the mantle of MC Tunes), told me that, in the bands heyday, they played 315 shows in one twelve-month period. That’s a serious amount of live shows!.
Now they return for one of many infrequent reunions, performing 2 shows, at Manchester Academy and our very own BUMS...
DJ support for the night is provided by AFF Amigos fave DJ Jedredy, bringing his mixture of 80s & 90s electronic/rock/dub/dance gems and rarities to the party
Jedredy can be found drooling over vinyl at his very well presented and informative blog page https://myvinyldreams.wordpress.com/
Highly recommended for geeks and enthusiasts alike.
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