Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Random 30 2013: Birdy Nam Nam - Defiant Order

Birdy Nam Nam is a four man DJ collective from France. As a group they’ve been together since 2001 without being overly prolific in terms of released material - four albums, a handful of EPs and singles, plus some remix work on various projects. They can also lay claim to "world champion" status after they claimed a Technics DMC "team" title a few years back.

'Defiant Order' was originally released in 2011, but it gained more traction from a second outing and a bunch of remixes on Skrillex’s OWSLA label in early 2013.

This one was a firm favourite of mine throughout the first half of this year. I especially love the squelchy bass synth, something of a nod and a wink to the halcyon days of acid house ... (or should that be halcion daze? - sarcastic Ed)

Incidentally, the name Birdy Nam Nam is lifted from a Peter Sellers line in the hilarious 1968 Blake Edwards film The Party (a cornerstone flick in the everythingsgonegreen comedy vaults).

There’s some great stunt riding in this clip, here’s 'Defiant Order':

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