Our aim is to bring you the very best underground UK techno talent to Leeds and hope you will join us in our journey.
For our first instalment we bring you Rich Jones aka Operator DJ/producer and label boss (Gnosis) who has been making his name with intricate, percussive, big-room, club friendly, yet hypnotic and tough techno as a DJ. With the start of his recent alias he has finally been given freedom to release all of the weirder, deeper, tougher techno backlogged on his hard-drives, and with his alias he continues to show the breadth of his studio creativity, something he has painstakingly honed now for over a decade.
We also have great pleasure in bringing you yet another DJ/producer and label boss (Forte Techno) in Ross Alexander. Anyone who has experienced Ross’ pulsating performances will know that Ross is up there with the very best of them and not to be missed.
Local boys Crusade aka Marv Knight and MedicalCorrection are ably in support. Crusade with his deep, dark and driving sounds which are always aimed at the dance floor is sure to raise the blood pressure. DJ double act Medical Correction, with their unique blend of styles are sure to take you on a musical journey and really get everyone in the mood and get the party really going.
Our resident VDJ, baked:visuals will also be on hand to provide his eye catching visuals alongside the performing artists.
RICH JONES / OPERATOR
Making his name with intricate, percussive, big-room, club friendly, yet hypnotic and tough techno, Rich has grown from strength to strength since becoming a weekly fixture on Richie Hawtin’s Twitter tracklist in 2009. He has since gone onto sign music to labels as influential as Minus and Soma Records, of which the latter will be home to what will be his first album, due in
With his recent decision to create a new alias in the form of Operator, he has finally been given freedom to release all the weirder, deeper, tougher techno backlogged on his hard-drives, and, with this alias, Rich continues to show the breadth of his studio creativity, something he has painstakingly honed now for over a decade. Whilst keeping the groove very much for the dancefloor, Operator showcases the full spectrum of Rich’s love for Techno and IDM, and also reveals his soft spot for atmospheric, old-school Detroit Techno melodies and chords, and psychedelic, mind bending, moody dystopian synth textures.
Through the launch of his own label, Gnosis Records, and his alias Operator, Rich has fully allowed himself the creative freedom to release exactly the kind of techno that is closest to his heart, as well as showcasing other similar, like minded, deep techno artists. As Operator, or simply as Rich Jones, expect to hear his sound grow, and mature, and, at some point, melt your mind on a dance-floor somewhere around the world…
Rich Jones @ Rhythm Factory London
Operator latest release on Audio Assault
More links to social media, mixes, tracks and Gnosis label releases here
Ross' passion for techno was sparked in the mid nineties by legendary UK techno nights the Orbit, Voodoo and Bugged Out. Having spent many years on the dancefloor, absorbing the sounds of the best international DJs from the UK and beyond. In 2010 he started exploring music production as a hobby which fast turned into an addiction.
After a number of years learning his trade his work started to be signed and noticed by some of the leading players in the techno scene such as Dave Clarke, Adam X, Audio Injection and many others.
Ross’s style ranges from hard hitting old school and more industrial workouts, to hypnotic groovers and more experimental pieces and melodic works. His label Forte Techno, which he runs with Glasgow’s Steven McDonagh has been steadily gaining momentum since they started in 2012, and 2013 has seen Ross release his debut album on the label Rhapsody of Discontent, which has been very well received and is to be followed shortly by a live set. Ross has also released works with A.Paul’s Naked Lunch and Joseph McGeechan’s BCR, which have been hammered worldwide and expanded his fan base considerably.
Ross Alexander's Barking Dog mix
More links to social media, mixes, tracks and Forte Techno label releases here
CRUSADE aka MARV KNIGHT
Crusade aka Marv knight has been a long time lover of all things dance music, raving for nearly 20 years and djing for 15. There was only really ever going to be one outlet for this musical passion – Techno
From holding small parties for friends, to playing across the county with the infamous hardlife events, to more recently warming up for and playing on the same bill as some living legends (and personal hero’s).
Crusade’s sets are always aimed firmly at the dance floor, music to dance too not scratch your chin too!
Dark, deep, and driving gives you the gist but by no means sums it up!
Crusade's latest mix
More links to social media & mixes here
MedicalCorrection are a hard-hitting DJ double act from West Yorkshire consisting of Karol and Filip. Originally as two boys from the same small town in Poland; they have built up their skills and techniques separately and with a combined total of 10 years experience. But now, these two veterans of the underground music scene have decided to throw their hats into the same ring, and throw down some solid beats.
Taking you on a musical ride undefined by genre, their unique sound goes from minimal, to deep techno and everywhere in between, driving crowds crazy and getting some serious nods from all the right people. Medical Corrections is a new frontier in electronic music; you’d have to be clinically insane not to check them out.
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