Years of unwanted childhood piano lessons led Michael Morel to develop a dislike of common instruments and reading music. Intrigued by the unusual sounds of the didjeridu, his true musical ambitions were sparked when he began playing the ancient Australian wind instrument in 1998. It was around that time when he developed a healthy obsession with drum n’ bass & jungle music. Using guitar pedals to alter the sound, he began amplifying live didjeridu over other DJ’s sets. He later took up DJing and production, incorporating his didjeridu recordings into many tracks.
Citing major influences from Technical Itch, Dom & Roland, Konflict, Paradox, Teebee, Hive and Amit, Indidjinous tunes are cinematic, tribal and dark with an emphasis on variety in drum structure. His experimental sound spans multiple styles including 90’s era techstep, acoustic drum funk, meditative soundscapes and half-time minimalism. Overtly melodic sounds are rare in his productions. Instead he tends toward abstract sci-fi atmospherics, industrial sound effects and low frequency bass lines.
Indidjinous played an active part in the local jungle scenes in Santa Cruz, CA, Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco before moving to London in mid 2016. You can hear his unique brand of didjeridu-infused post-apocalyptic swamp funk on his radio show “The Other Side” on Jungletrain.net.
In recent years Indidjinous formed a dedicated partnership with the infamous producer Centaspike of Canberra, Australia. In 2015 the duo released their full collaborative LP “Primordial Resistance” on Tech Itch Recordings out of Bristol, UK. Production of a second LP is currently underway.
TECH ITCH RECORDINGS (UK) – SOUND SPHERE RECORDINGS (USA) – PINECONE MOONSHINE (USA) – SUBTLE AUDIO (Ireland) – OMNI MUSIC (UK) – BLACK HOE (Hungary) – JUNGLETRAIN RECORDINGS (Netherlands) – DUBKRAFT RECORDS (Spain) – DYSFUNK MUSIC (Germany)