The quartet of David Maclean (drummer and producer), Vincent Neff (singer and guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bassist) and Tommy Grace (synth operator) met at Edinburgh College of Art, and formed Django Django in London in 2009. David Maclean is the brother of musician and director John Maclean, formerly of cult Scottish group The Beta Band, and cousin of singer Lindsey Leven, who performs with Guto Pryce in the band Gulp. Gulp supported Django Django on tour in 2012-2013.
"Our name has absolutely nothing to do with Django Reinhardt", wrote the band (nicknamed djangovideo in their account on YouTube) beneath the video post for their track 'WOR'.
Because Music released the band's self-titled debut album on 30 January 2012. The album featured already released singles "Waveforms" and "Default". The debut album reached number 33 on the UK album charts in the first week of release and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. Critical Acclaim for Django Django
The Guardian gave the album 5 stars out of 5 whilst NME rated the album 8 out 10. Tuppence Magazine gave the album 4.5 out of 5, describing it as "a new modern classic" referencing the innovative use of African sounds and musical fusion.
Rolling Stone voted the album at #26 in its 50 Best Albums of 2012.
NME voted the album at #10 in its 50 Best Albums of 2012.
Blitz (newspaper), a Portuguese music magazine, voted the album at #1 in its "Best 2012 Albums" edition.
Django Django Track list
Also, the physical cd stretches out to 17 songs, which includes b-sides and jams.