Disfreq Drop First Three Tracks From Head-Turning Mini-Album ‘Picture’
By Akshay Bhanawat – January 13, 2023 0
Irish duo Disfreq kick off 2023 with releasing Part 1 of their brand-new mini-album ‘Picture’, on Diynamic.
‘Picture’ spans various shades of electronic music – all of which pack a punch. Opener ‘Como’, pairing Spanish styled vocals with potent synths immediately sets the tone, ‘Innovator’ is an ode to the legendary duo Daft Punk, complete with robotic vocals and a French House inspired arpeggio. ‘Hands’ lastly follows suit as a dominant club track with equaling attitude and personality.
Speaking more on the record, Disfreq comments “There are no barriers nor rules in electronic music, our Picture Series is our way of showing just that. We really wanted to take this opportunity to showcase the more musical side to Disfreq, and moving forward we will continue to strive for originality”.
Following a string of lauded releases on the likes of Diynamic, Trick, Kneaded Pains and Arcane, Disfreq have carved out a reputation as one of the most exciting young duos in dance music.
Their music has been supported by the likes of Solomun, Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati, Jamie Jones, Skream, Andrea Oliva, Eli Brown, Rebuke, Deborah De Luca, T78, Hi-Lo among others.
Their previous Diynamic release ‘Essa Mina’ has garnered over 900K Spotify streams and remains a firm set favourite for Solomun to this day, while also seeing enormous success on his label. Their recent release ‘Psychedelic Girls’ featured on BBC Radio 1 as Sarah Story’s ‘Tune ID’, whilst Dance music legend Pete Tong selected them to perform on his ‘Sounds of Ibiza Radio 1’ special.
The title track’s from their ‘All My Friends’ and ‘Gotta Be Big’ EP’s were also both featured as two of the best-selling Beatport techno tracks in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Originating from Donegal in Ireland, Disfreq cut their teeth in Belfast’s thriving club scene, inspired by raves thrown at the city’s legendary venues such as Shine, Telegraph Building, Limelight and more. It was quick that the duo found themselves on lineups of their own, selling out shows in Belfast, leading onto sets at DC10, Amnesia in Ibiza, Poland, Bulgaria, and the Diynamic showcase supporting Solomun at Printworks. The duo have continued to build memorable events in house and techno scene, whilst building an ever growing following of loyal fans along the way.
Disfreq start the new year with the same steely determination and vibrant cultural energy which they demonstrated throughout the last.
26th Jan – Joshua Brooks, Manchester
28th Jan – Wire Club, Leeds
3rd Feb – Thompsons Garage, Belfast
3rd March – E1, London
4th March – Lakota, Bristol
10th March – Wire Club, Leeds
11th March – Depot, Plymouth
16th March – Sult Live Venue (Verve), Galway
17th Mach – Unit 51, Aberdeen
18th March – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh