Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan are Ducks!, a dynamic musical duo hailing from Australia and currently based in Berlin. Within the walls of their Tiny Lights studio, they weave together intricate electronic melodies that transcend the confines of the dancefloor. Ducks! captivate listeners by combining percolating synths, ethereal vocal harmonies, and an array of found sounds recorded on ancient cassette players. Their music is a mesmerizing fusion of genres, creating a distinctive sonic experience that captivates audiences worldwide. When Ducks! take the stage, they embark on a mission to create the ultimate party atmosphere. With their riotous indie dance beats and vibrant plumage, they offer a spectacle that transcends the ordinary. Their live performances are an invitation to lose yourself in the music, letting the infectious energy and pulsating rhythms transport you to a realm of pure euphoria. In 2016, Ducks! introduced themselves to the world with their debut album, 'Ding Ding Ding.' The release made waves in the music scene and garnered attention when it was long-listed for the prestigious AMP (Australian Music Prize). Inspired by aquatic themes, their second album, 'Nak Nak,' hit the airwaves in the following year, receiving critical acclaim and widespread radio play across Europe, the USA, and Australia. Ducks! have continued to push the boundaries of their sound with their latest record, 'Things That Were Lost.' This album was crafted during residencies in Malta and Austria, providing the duo with an immersive environment to fine-tune their unique blend of musique concrete madness and disco science. The result is a sonic tapestry that defies expectations and pushes the limits of experimentation. Their collaboration with Canadian producer Christa Belle, titled 'The Dance Mania,' earned them a nomination for a 2019 Listen to Berlin award. The partnership showcased their versatility and ability to create compelling music that resonates with audiences across borders. Their newest single, "Blame" (feat. Christa Belle), exemplifies Ducks!' bold and unapologetic style. It is a sleek and swift pop machine wrapped in a deeply sarcastic ode to disappointing men. The song highlights the all-too-familiar scenario where these individuals conveniently take credit when things go well, yet are mysteriously absent when everything falls apart. Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan skillfully layer synth stabs and electronic cross-talk over a skipping rhythm, sprinkling jitters and clatters of sampled flea market finds along the way. While Lani dances out her disdain and points lyrical fingers, guest vocalist Christa Belle adds an intriguing element with her French-language conversation. Ducks! have carved out a unique space within the electronic music scene, blending various influences and creating a sonic landscape that is distinctly their own. With their mesmerizing soundscapes, infectious beats, and captivating performances, Ducks! continue to captivate audiences around the world. Their dedication to pushing boundaries and their willingness to explore new territories make them a musical duo that deserves recognition and admiration. Keep an eye out for Ducks!, as they are sure to bring new and exciting sonic adventures to the world of electronic music.
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