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Idjut Boys

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell (aka the Idjut Boys) have run three record labels and produced their infectious dub-heavy disco sampling house for more than two decades. They formed their first label, U-Star, in '94 on the back of their successful club nights of the same name and went on to found Noid Recordings, Cottage, Discfunction and Droid. For me personally U-Star and Noid were the one’s that really turned me onto the Idjut Boys.

 

Twenty year partnerships are rare in music, and Dan and Conrad have done everything together in that time from DJ’ing to producing to partying. The self-taught Brits met in the late 80s at clubs that the likes of DJ Harvey spun, and shortly after switched from being mere observers to auteurs.

 

Their sound sprang up on so many good labels in the mid to late 90’s, from Nuphonic, Alola, Tirk, their own U-Star, Noid etc of course. The Idjut Boys’ sound is one of “elegant live-mix sound, dubbed-out vibrations, and a fluid party intelligence to their original compositions, edits, remixes and DJ sets.”

 

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Idjut Boys

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonnell (aka the Idjut Boys) have run three record labels and produced their infectious dub-heavy disco sampling house for more than two decades. They formed their first label, U-Star, in '94 on the back of their successful club nights of the same name and went on to found Noid Recordings, Cottage, Discfunction and Droid. For me personally U-Star and Noid were the one’s that really turned me onto the Idjut Boys.

 

Twenty year partnerships are rare in music, and Dan and Conrad have done everything together in that time from DJ’ing to producing to partying. The self-taught Brits met in the late 80s at clubs that the likes of DJ Harvey spun, and shortly after switched from being mere observers to auteurs.

 

Their sound sprang up on so many good labels in the mid to late 90’s, from Nuphonic, Alola, Tirk, their own U-Star, Noid etc of course. The Idjut Boys’ sound is one of “elegant live-mix sound, dubbed-out vibrations, and a fluid party intelligence to their original compositions, edits, remixes and DJ sets.”

 

portrait image of the Idjut Boys in the recoridng studio
portrait image of the Idjut Boys in the recoridng studio