Johannesburg based electro house production duo DeaderThanDisco, comprised of Dale Allman & Garrick Jones, have signed with Sony Music Africa are now releasing their debut single, ‘I’m So Crunked Up’ featuring Lakota Silva.
The debut single comes with high regard. Recently DeaderThanDisco were selected by MixMag as the international winners of the Olmeca Tequila ‘Be the DJ’ Remix Competition with Steve Aoki and spent 3 days with the titan on a DJ master class at the Pioneer DJ school in Amsterdam.
When asked how the track came about, member Dale Allman said that it originally came to them when they got a lead vocal through a contact of theirs in Minneapolis USA. Dale explains that they immediately took the verse and wanted to create a party track around this. After several attempts, Garrick Jones came up with a killer bassline that worked perfectly. At this point DeaderThanDisco were introduced to Lakota Silva through Locnville when they were playing together at Basshunter gigs. After working on some ideas with her, they took Lakota to their studio and laid down the final cut.
Garrick describes the concept as being edgy but with tongue-in-cheek. He says they’re hoping people will see the song for what it is – a dance floor anthem. And explains that they are no Simon and Garfunkel, they’re producers, their music rests heavily on the melody, flow and feel.
The duo started in 2012 and has racked up an impressive list of achievements so far. Some of them include official remixes for EMI, Soul Candi and a host of other artist; opening act for international DJ Basshunter as well as slots on the Cell C spring break tour; exclusive performances for Cotton On South Africa store launch parties and most recently, joining Jax Panik’s new collaboration project K/DZ for two hot new singles.
Currently the team are working hard their debut EP, as well as some very exciting collaboration projects.