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The Duende Mountain Duo started in late 2007 as a completely improvised live electronic act. Now combining live instrumentation alongside computer-based production and DJ-inspired transitions, a new live show experience is born where production meets performance.
Made up of guitarist and producer Will Little and human drum-machine, Will Stone, Duende has shaped it’s sound by pulling inspiration from all subgenres of EDM. The end result is a truly original sound with early roots inspired by French Electro House and UK Drum N Bass blended with current deeper and darker genres. In 2013 Duende started adding Taylor Hellhake to select shows to form a trio. The addition of live bass and theremin gives the trio more freedom to improvise and experiment with looping and layers live.
Duende has seen tremendous growth expanding it’s fanbase and touring markets and constantly evolving it’s sound. They have appeared at regional NC festivals such as Mantrabash and Groverfest as well as larger EDM events such as Trinumeral and Bass Church. Duende has shared the stage with national acts such as Big Gigantic and Conspirator, regional acts such as Zoogma, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus and The Mantras, and many bands in the NC network such as Cindercat, Electric Soul Pandemic and Imperial Blend.
The term Duende has many different definitions, the simplest being "the ability to attract others through personal magnetism and charm." In Spanish Art the term is used to describe the magic of improvisation and spontaneous creation: "a sort of corkscrew that can get art into the sensibility of an audience..."