Warriors of the Dystotheque is the brainchild of Irish DJ Jonny Mac. They grew from an anti Social network love of lo-fi music and electronic DJ culture between artists spread across globe. Style has no limit; these guys take in elements from 60’s garage, broken beat, jazz, downtempo, house, techno, electronica, noise, psyche, and pretty much anything that opposes the mainstream, beige, cliches of modern music. The band are composed of DJ / Producer / Engineers Jonny Mac, Sean and The Brothers Nylon; Mike and Nick Rufolo.
Their backgrounds have fed into a decade of touring gigs and collaborations with acclaimed artists from such bands as Orbital, The Prodigy, The Happy Mondays, and many more. In fact, those connections have proved invaluable, as their current production project features Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself) & James Atkin (EMF), and also guests Melissa Graham, Si Hayden, Tony Jarvis and Ella Joy.
Current single ‘Return to Coney‘, which we reviewed recently, has been a resounding success with airplay from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music’s breakfast show, where Nemone declared them “Our favourite purveyors of Gloomtronica“. They’ve also had major support for the past 18 months on BBC Ulsters ‘Across The Line’ show and are back on the playlist with the new EP. Given their continual upward momentum, we felt a return to Decoded was also well overdue! You can read their interview from August here.
01// Maribou State – Varkala
02// Nils Frahm & Olafur Arnalds – Life Story
03// Nils Frahm & Olafur Arnalds – Love & Glory
04// Bob Wells Trio – Singleton
05// Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road
06// Slo Mo – Shut Out Of Paradise (Hanami Remix)
07// Trentemoller – The Forest
08// Bob Moses – I Aint Gonna Be The First To Cry
09// Cooley – Imagination Land [Exclusive]
10// Bonobo – First Fires
11// Warriors of the Dystotheque – Just Breathe (Dub)
12// Cinematic Orchestra Feat Roots Manuva – All Things To All Men
13// Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms