"an ambitious and highly danceable experiment, recalling STS9 at their most electro, or perhaps Daft Punk at their most organic" - Dan Bolles, 7Days Magazine, Burlington, VT

The Durian, the spiny, stinky fruit, is both famous and infamous in its native home of South-East Asia.  Eliciting emotions that range from respect to disgust to adoration, the fruit has earned the nickname, "King of Fruits," and has been banned in many hotels and public areas due to its smell.  No doubt this brash fruit is an appropriate namesake for the Brooklyn live Electronic/IDM/Dubstep band, Durians.  The trio's powerful presence and sound are as impressive and unique as the fruit's funky odor.

"...This is live-instrument electronic music on steroids, featuring dance-inducing break-beats and drum and bass amongst a psychedelic swirl of sonic delights." - Ed Dufresne, Montpelier Times Argus

Although the group uses recognizable elements from the newest DJ-dominated Electronic Dance Music genres, Durians never sticks to formulas. Wobbly bass lines are played from Nick Kirshnit's hybrid MIDI/Electric bass, which come out aggressive, dirty and compelling.  Drum n' bass and jazz-infused dubstep beats are played by drummer Ryan Ramirez, which further provides the crucial "live" element to their music. Melodies and sounds from Eli Chalmer are provided not just by synths and sounds produced by laptop, but by live trombone, keyboards, and unique original instruments such as MIDI-Theremin.

" ...like Aphex twin and Squarepusher but they take it to the next level..." - DJ Lovelace, Brooklyn Radio

The idea began with longtime musical cohorts Kirshnit and Chalmsky in Burlington, VT.  Having played in dirty jazz-funk bands together for a long time, the two were eager to indulge in electronic experimentation. The success of the project eventually compelled them to move to New York City, where they met drummer Ryan Ramirez, a recent transplant from North Carolina.  Ramirez, an already accomplished session drummer with Soul/Funk ensembles, had been inspired by Electronica drummers such as Adam Deitch, Jo-Jo Mayer and KJ Sawka.  He, Kirshnit and Chalmsky clicked and immediately began work on releasing their music.

"...booming synths, heavy drums and instrumentals reminiscent of alien screeches -- so bombastic that the floorboards shake." - Lauren Harrison, Newsday, Long Island

After releasing two EPs, and a few singles, Durians have been growing in notoriety in the North-East.  They find themselves at home in a variety of scenes, from EDM, to IDM, to Jamtronica, even picking up fans of jazz and heavy metal.

See individual band members' bios and gear info here

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