When jazzmaster combines with old-school synth and electro rhythms, the resulting fruit can only be exhilarating and intoxicating.
This fruit is DO not DO, a group formed in August 2021 by two young people aged 20 and 21, Romy and Iskander, with very different musical backgrounds. One listened to soul, funk and swore by Amy Winehouse, Jamiroquai or Outkast, while the other screamed his rage in a rock band with Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes or Sonic Youth. Finding themselves in an alternative rock/electro/funky/synthwave/hip hop school, the duo has managed to retain the essence of “groove music” while “electronifying” it, giving it thickness in the writing, retaining the importance of hooks and catchy, hypnotic melodies as we love them in indie rock and pop.
DO not DO is the fruit of electronic/synthetic music magnified by the spirit and rage of an ever-abrasive rock. But the reverse is also true: DO not DO is also a rock band sublimated by mechanics and digital beats.
The duo’s French and English lyrics, sailing between inspired poetry and bittersweet reality, are a loudspeaker for the torments and aspirations of this youth living out the end of an era between recklessness, hedonism and commitment.
A universalist and cosmopolitan band, perfectly in tune with the times, demanding and popular.