The Duo met at the California Institute of the Arts while studying World Music Composition. Both were members of other successful music projects – Satori as part of the sensational electronic group, Beats Antique, and Fraser at the helm of world groove bands, Hamsa Lila and Stellamara. Their unique chemistry led to a continued musical friendship. In 2012, Satori and Fraser released the debut Dirtwire album, attracting everyone from electronic dance junkies, to traditional world and roots music toe-tappers.
Later that year, an unlikely meeting with Kongar ol Ondar in San Francisco led to their second release, the Ondar EP. It features the Genghis blues legend on vocals intertwined with the sounds of Tuvan throat singing, organic world beats, and tribal dance floor rhythms. Dimond Saints and 310 contribute to remixes, also included. Later that year, The Carrier EP was recorded featuring vocals by Rising Appalachia in the stand-out single, The Well.
Satori and Fraser get down as Dirtwire at select theater and festival stages across the US. The duo have appeared at Coachella, Sonic Bloom, Lucidity, Lightning in a Bottle, Rootwire, Oregon Country Fair, Symbiosis, and more. You can follow the band on their adventures at twitter.com/dirtwire or fb.met/dirtwiremusic.
David Satori plays: violin, banjo, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, slide banjo, jimbush, kone, guimbri, samples, piano, ilimba, percussion, drums & production.
Evan Fraser plays: kamale n’goni, megaphone, harmonica, lap steel slide guitars, jaw harps, kaen, ilimba, piano, melodica, berimbau, pandeiro, mouthbow, bones, beatbox, zabumba, calabash & percussion.
Remix 1 Evan Bluetech
Remix 2 Adam Starr