"an ambitious and highly danceable experiment, recalling STS9 at their most electro, or perhaps Daft Punk at their most organic" - Dan Bolles, 7Days Magazine, Burlington, VT Dec 15th, 2010
The Durian, the spiny, stinky fruit, is both famous and infamous in its native home of South-East Asia. Eliciting emotions that range from respect to disgust to adoration, the fruit has earned the nickname, "King of Fruits," and has been banned in many hotels and public areas due to its smell. No doubt this brash fruit is an appropriate namesake for the Brooklyn live Electronic/IDM/Dubstep band, Durians. The trio's powerful presence and sound are as impressive and unique as the fruit's funky odor.
"...This is live-instrument electronic music on steroids, featuring dance-inducing break-beats and drum and bass amongst a psychedelic swirl of sonic delights." - Ed Dufresne, Montpelier Times Argus, 8/28/09
Although the group uses recognizable elements from the newest DJ-dominated Electronic Dance Music genres, Durians never sticks to formulas. Dubstep bass lines played from Nick Kirshnit's hybrid bass are so dirty, aggressive and low that they defy standards of the genre. Drum n' bass and jazz-infused trip hop beats are pounded so hard by drummer Ryan Ramirez that they compel even the most reserved concert-goers to move their feet. Melodies and sounds from Gnome Chalmsky's trombone and keyboards are so twisted that they take each song into a different epic dimension.
" ...like Aphex twin and Squarepusher but they take it to the next level..." - DJ Lovelace, Brooklyn Radio, (Nov 12, 2010)
The idea began with longtime musical cohorts Kirshnit and Chalmsky in Burlington, VT. They had been engrossed by the work of such artists as Amon Tobin, Squarepusher and Jo-Jo Mayer's Nerve, and the influence that these artists had on Kirshnit and Chalmsky was large and obvious. The success of the project eventually compelled them to move to New York City, where they met drummer Ryan Ramirez, a recent transplant from North Carolina. Ramirez, an already accomplished session drummer with Soul/Funk ensembles, had been inspired by Electronica drummers such as Adam Deitch, Jo-Jo Mayer and KJ Sawka. He, Kirshnit and Chalmsky clicked and immediately began work on releasing their music.
After releasing their EP, "Adrenochrome Gnome," Durians have been growing in notoriety in the North-East. They find themselves at home in a variety of scenes, from EDM, to IDM, to Jamtronica, even picking up fans of jazz and heavy metal.
Svyable (JG3 Productions)
Svyable exploded onto the dubstep scene in Boston after releasing his Dashka Stone EP and getting his Monster Ft. DJ Russ P & MK Remix released on No Ego Records. Since then Svyable has turned his focus to remixing including artists such as Alicia Keys, Innerpartysystem, and Nenna Yvonne.
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