2017 has already seen some releases being scheduled from my Ronin and Obese musical aliases. There are new projects, collaborations and endeavours on the horizon too. It should be an interesting and productive year – but it needs pushing, so get in touch if you want to help promote or host any of my output!
My original outfit – the Headfuk sound system – have had their zimmer frames kicked away, their medication replaced with placebos and their Meals on Wheels denied. This meant that the retired collective of producers and miscreants had nothing better to do than put out a fresh digital release on the long forgotten Headfuk Records label.
Check my (absolutely filthy) track on FUK008 (made like it was 2001 or something!), or
go here to see the whole EP
Last year I had a full EP released: Ronin – Cut to the Quick EP out on Jigsore Digital. Four different audio attack formations with slick sound design, high-blood pressure sequencing and a distinct lack of yawn-worthy cheese. I've also got a Ronin track on this Jigsore EP.
The Ears to the Future digital music label, specialising in boundary-pushing futuristic tracks has launched with an excellent four track EP featuring Lokom, Amousement and my more techy alias Villain.
I am continuing to organise the Crux live-performance-meetup events in London which focus on skill-sharing, a jam session and live AV.
I now write music under three aliases, which I felt necessary to try and cover all the styles I produce. This means I've been punting out my new techno AV liveset under the Villain moniker and that I push my bass-music under the Obese alias.
I'm also part of new band projects Killdren and No Signal. More news on these soon!
There is lots of activity on the production front this year - check out the latest offerings on
my Soundcloud page
And also check out the work of Obese whilst you are at it.
Oh yeah, don't forget my other new alias for more abstract, hypnotic stuff - Villain
I have done a condensed showreel of most of my output from 2013 - Spring 2014
Despite experiments over the years, I'm going to do my first proper techno liveset under my Villain alias at the best techno night in London (bar none!) on Sat 11 Feb at Don't.
You can find a recording of the improvised liveset duo I did with SP23's Crystal Distortion at Boomtown 2015 here.
I'm very proud of the Obese liveset constructed and recorded during summer 2014 – go through to the track on Soundcloud to listen and download.
New AV set in continual development - watch the latest incarnation of the Villain techno AV set.
I am also half of the fully-improvised Putsch project with Freddy Frogs. We have a video of our first rehearsal which has since been endorsed by Point Blank, the music college where we both teach Ableton. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
A track on a vinyl release in 2017 on Jigsore
Obese EP – Extra Saturated – coming in Q1 2017 on Bad Sekta
Digital releases in 2016 on Jigsore Digital
Vinyl releases in 2016 on Destroy Oh Boy
I did a few of the DJ mixes for the Music Day campaign in a very different vein to what I'm usually pumping out – you can check them out at the Music Day Mixcloud page.
A slice of dark ambient / broken noise and hip-hop ultra-violence can be found in my Defy Definition mix for the Jigsore Now This Ain't Rave mix series.
Stage design and mapping at Synthetic Circus in Paris, 2 Nov 2013
VJing on the Shangri-La stage at Glastonbury 2013-2014
A recording of a combined DJ/VJ performed at audio-visual event Cortex is online and can be watched here.