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b. Geoff McIntire, California, USA. The London, England-based Dempsey got his grandfather’s name for his documenting moniker. Originally from California, McIntire laid the foundations for his potential within the music capitals of America (Tx, NEW YORK and Tennessee), before relocating to London. His self-titled debut as Dempsey, released in June 2002 by Result Recordings, confirmed a ragbag of musical affects, notably Bob Dylan and Beck. Dempsey opened up using the amusingly entitled ‘ODB IN THE Work’, which chronicles the encounters of Wu-Tang Clan maverick Ol’ Dirty Bastard away from home from the authorities. The record was spread over two CDs. The very first, Sunset, created and blended by Kieran Hebden of Four Tet and Refrigerator, designed a tripped-out acidity rock sound to check McIntire’s sluggish lyrical delivery. The next CD, Sunrise, blended by Result’s founder Trevor Jackson, developed a far more spacey psychedelic experience using various digital elements. Dempsey marketed the record by helping the Libertines on the UK tour and Garbage Palace in European countries, helping to start his melancholic music to a new audience.

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