Visceral Design creates a new sound, one that uses a variety of styles to form a modern-age, cinematic, electronic, pop, art rock band. Their sound incorporates layered guitars, synthesizers, real and electronic drums, pedals and heavy industrial vocals into one complete package. Influenced by many styles of music from Indian Ragas to Western pop, they are able to combine their influences into electronic songs and still infuse raw emotion into their music.
They have created a performance in which DJing and live music are fused into one. Visceral Design gives their audience a new experience at every show, be it at a rock concert or a dance club.
The Boston-based duo consists of Donald Kaufman and Berkay Birecikli who met through Grammy award winning mixer and producer Prince Charles Alexander at Berklee College of Music. In July 2012, the duo started creating their new concept album and sound when Kaufman returned to the East Coast after studying music in India.
When performing live, Kaufman and Birecikli blend vocals, synths, electronic drums, and layered guitars. Live playing and looping of instruments is done on stage, and therefore permits the two musicians to play all the different parts of the songs. This allows them to not have pre-recorded tracks giving their fans the authenticity of live music. The band’s show is also synced to live visual manipulation that works in conjunction with all the music they perform.