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D/R/U/G/S is the project of one Callum Wright and D/R/U/G/S craft some of the most euphoric, radical new music around. Made with the freeform attitude of synth visionary Oneohtrix Point Never, the fuck-you braggadocio of the Wu-Tang Clan, the cast-iron integrity of punk and the headlong desperate rush of rave, it's untamed music for the moment.

22-year-old Callum Wright spent his early years, in his words, in "London council estate shitholes" and moved to Manchester in his teens. D/R/U/G/S's early tracks quickly found their way onto the blogs and soon were being written about by Q, NME, The Fader, Dummy and XLR8R and played by Rob da Bank and Steve Lamacq on radio. This attention sent him on the road, and since starting out he has played around the UK and Europe, going down a storm at In The City festival, where he was given the title Most Buzzed About Act for the entire three-day event. No wonder - gigs, which see Callum pack his MPC unit full of samples to recreate his brave, warm synth music live, are closer to raves - a glorious journey into total freedom, total power, total moment. Along the way, he's found himself standing shoulder-to-shoulder with a new group of brave DIY electronic artists that include Gold Panda, Teengirl Fantasy, Becoming Real, Dam Mantle, Hype Williams and Blondes.

Love / Lust is, first and foremost, dance music, but listen in and you can hear it's made with the guts, impatience and imagination of the best British DIY music, from psyche rock to punk to rave to grime. Velodrome 1 widescreen dance music beats and bleeps, duck and weave effortlessly around each other and Velodrome 2 is a mash up of everything Callum has taken in over the past year; minimal techno, ambient, house and industrial. D/R/U/G/S have created grab-life-and-run tracks, sincere, furious and alive, endless a truly luxuriant debut.
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Robbie Williams regrets seeking help for his addictions so early.The former Take That star - who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse - was sober for most of his 20s and wishes he...

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Ronnie Wood is struggling to give up smoking.The Rolling Stones guitarist - who has battled with drink and drug addiction in the past - had promised girlfriend Sally Humphreys he would ditch his nicotine habit...

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Claire Danes was bullied so badly she developed a twitch.The 33-year-old actress - who is expecting a baby with husband Hugh Dancy - admits she struggled during her school days because of one girl in...

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Ice-T says people need to remember he wrote the original '99 Problems'.The veteran rapper wrote the track for his 1993 album 'Home Invasion' and its lyrics were used in part by Jay-Z on his 2004...

Green Day Releasing Dance Track

22nd June 2012 -

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Green Day have a dance music track on their new trilogy. The 'American Idiot' band are releasing three albums, titled '¡Uno!', '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!' and on one track, 'Kill the DJ', attempted to emulate electronic...

Julianne Hough Was Afraid Of Ryan Seacrest

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Will.i.am Kept All His Money In His Car

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Tatum O'neal Back In Rehab?

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Tatum O'Neal has allegedly checked herself back into rehab. The 48-year-old actress - who has previously battled against drug addiction - is reportedly said to have suffered a drugs relapse last month and she has...

Whitney Houston Went Crazy In Club

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Whitney Houston reportedly "went crazy" and "lashed out" at a young singer days before she died. The 'I Will Always Love You' singer - who was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills...

Snoop Dogg Launching Executive Branch Cigars

20th January 2012 -

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Despite everything you learnt from the cultural cataclysm of Southpark over the years D/R/U/G/S are not bad, mmmkay?What they are though is a pioneering talent in producing painfully real house music that is at once...

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