Psychemagik, Eric Duncan
FACE X Public Works Present: PSYCHEMAGIK (UK) http://www.soundcloud.com/psychemagik ERIC DUNCAN (Rub n Tug / Dr. Dunks / Still Going- NYC) http://soundcloud.com/drdunks + Eug (Face) main room FUNKTION ONE sound Psychemagik bio The UK duo, known for their sensational disco and psychedelic edits, obscenely vast record collections, beautiful production work and transcendent mixtape journeys, are being heralded as a truly unique and positive presence in today’s music scene. “Fucking Brilliant” ¬ DJ Mag Although Tom and Danny have both been utterly immersed in music since time itself began, Psychemagik’s first appearance on wax was an edit of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’, which quickly found its way into the record bags of veterans like Tom Middleton and Greg Wilson, and instantly cemented their place in the disco music world. The duo have since released a string of highly acclaimed edits, original productions and remixes. They regularly play at major festivals, clubs and special events all over the UK and Europe – with tours in the USA and Australia set for 2013. “An ear for mind-expanding dance floor mysticism” ¬– FACT Magazine Their studio output is prolific to say the least; Valley Of Paradise, the first single from their debut album, sold out on pre-orders and was followed by a slew of incredible remixes from the likes of Greg Wilson, Time and Space Machine, Toby Tobias and Rayko and received critical acclaim and airplay worldwide. Recent remix projects include Azari & III, Metronomy, Kraak and Smaak, Crystal Fighters, Yacht, Time and Space Machine, The Egg, Skinny Lister and The Cuban Brothers. “Remixers du jour” – Mixmag And then there’s the edits. Their recent version of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’, a follow up to ‘Everywhere’, topped the Hype Machine charts and has been gaining some serious props from around the globe. They have also released a string of edits on their Healin’ Feelin and Discotheque Wreckers imprints, all of which have made it into the Juno top sellers list. Their mixes paint the story of two extraordinarily talented and passionate guys. Some blatantly show that Psychemagik can absolutely dominate a dancefloor. Others, like their guest mixes for the Test Pressing podcast, are gorgeously composed psychedelic experiences, which give you an idea of just how deep and amazing their record collections really are. Basically, you can bet that they have the perfect record for any time and any place. “Perfectly deconstructed Hot Chip’s sound for their support slot…Fantastic” – Songkick They also have a reputation as the go to guys for mega rare records you won’t find anywhere else. Their satisfied customers include 2 Many Dj’s/Soulwax, Chemical Brothers, Q-Tip, Fake Blood amongst many others. It is this incredible ear for musical treasures and their dedication to the art of digging that has lead to the success of their recent compilation, Psychemagik Presents: ‘Magik Cyrkles’ on Leng Records, which sold out worldwide on vinyl within 48 hours of its release and went straight to number one in the Juno bestsellers chart on CD. With a wealth of upcoming releases and their debut studio LP just around the corner, they’ve already set the controls for the heart of the sun and will be heading into a whole new stratosphere of creativity in 2013. Eric Eric ‘Dunks’ Duncan DJ Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is best known for being one half of the legendary dj & production duo Rub n Tug & also half of New York’s ‘Still Going’. But recently Eric has been doing more as a solo artist/dj under the Dr Dunks moniker. Hailing from Los Angeles Eric was exposed to all sorts of music but really gravitated toward the hip hop music & scene that was coming out of New York in the early to mid 80s, along with his moms record collection and a steady dose of Los Angeles radio, Eric’s musical foundation was forged. In the mid 90′s Eric moved to new york and linked up with his partner in crime Thomas Bullock. They threw the late 20th century Rub n Tug disco after hours parties in various downtown Manhattan lofts, turning on a new generation of revelers to the sleazy pleasures of disco and whatever else was in their record bags. Dunks followed that up as the Saturday night DJ at the now defunct Passerby gallery & bar, fueling the party well into sunday mornings. Be it slo-mo disco, incandescent funk, techno or banging house music, Eric weaves it together into a nightlife soundtrack. Over the past decade, as Dunks, or as part of Rub n Tug or Still Going, Eric has remixed everyone from Roxy Music to Zero 7, Lcd Soundsystem, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic and The Beastie Boys, just to name a few. Today Eric is still involved with Rub N Tug musically and artistically. Rub N Tug just curated a six week group show at the famous White Columns Gallery here in New York.(link)http://whitecolumns.org/view.html?type=exhibitions&status=past&id=635 Rub N Tug has also recently finished a remix for their Norwegian buddy Lindstrum. And the Rub-N-Tug LP is nearly finished. Eric has recently teamed up with Dean Merredith of Chicken Lips fame to create a new musical adventure called ‘The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks’. They have 4 singles released on Golf Channel Recordings outa NYC. And 2 more on the way. Dunks is currently in the studio working on a new solo project and remixing some fresh music for different artists. He has already toured Asia & japan this past April followed by a 5 week tour of Europe in June & July and has another Asia / Japan trip coming in late November 2013. STAY TOOOONED.