dugga, louisville music, malediction

Louisville, KY

disk1.jpg (10770 bytes)Dugga "Malediction" Louisville, KY CD review
by HotBands Writer Michael McCammon

Dugga is a one man electronic band. "Malediction" is his first release and is amazingly great collection of his first work as an established artist. He draws his influence from Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Recoil, Front  242, Wire (from which Dugga takes his name) and many other leaders in the  electronic music world and there is evidence of each throughout the album.

One of the standout tracks, "Get Lost," starts the album off. It is a dark, bass driven, mid tempo track that can both relax and move you. "The Calming" begins slowly, with an intriging sample and then quickly changes itself into a high energy track. A sample from Mute Records artist, Diamada Galas,  introduces "The Devil Has Designed My Death." The main keyboard line has  resemblance of a church organist which is very suitable for this track. It  is backed up with a high-hat driven beat. "Scratakin" may be the most  experimental track found on the album. It is very dark and frightening and I still can't figure out what he's saying! Other highlight tracks from this cd  are, "C-O-N-T-R-O-L," "Transwerk Glide" and "bassikin." This is an impressive album and I recommend it all fans of electronic music. Especially those who favor trance and rave.

Dugga, who recently moved from Denver to Louisville, is currently working on new tracks and working his way into the Louisville underground electronic  scene. For all of Dugga's vital information, check out his website at    http://www.303.org/~mute