Albarn recorded these songs, which are little more than demos, during the US leg of Blur's tour for Think Tank in various hotel rooms. He then decided to issue the result, on 8 December that year, in a double 10" vinyl set on his Honest Jon's label. On 22 December Albarn showcased the demos at a live gig in London's Neighbourhood club. One of the songs, "I Need a Gun", was extended and performed as "Dirty Harry" by Gorillaz on their album Demon Days. The track "A Rappy Song" has often been mis-labeled as an unnamed Gorillaz' track featuring Bootie Brown & Cee-Lo Green, however the song is little more than a remix made by a fan.
The songs on Democrazy are very sketchy, and some of the songs are unfinished in the way that they simply end by turning off the sound completely.
The EP received mixed-to-negative reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 45, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 9 reviews. Alexis Petridis of The Guardian described the album as "occasionally brilliant and frequently irritating beyond belief" and wrote: "It is packed with interesting ideas, but is founded in an appalling self-importance." Mark Beaumont of NME panned the album, describing it as "the half conceived, cottonmouthed rubbish."Pitchfork Media critic Jedediah Gilchrist stated: "He's already recorded such a wealth of great material that no mystique remains, leaving no real reason for anyone-- including the most dedicated fan-- to seek out these poorly produced musical shreds." Scott of Magazine Stylus Magazine wrote: "Serving as nothing more than a temporary diversion or side note to his fully realised work, this is worth a cursory listen for the insight alone."