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Funk D'Void

What an absolute pleasure it is to have this techno legend on the label. It’s not often that dance music producers can stay relevant and revered highly in the game for as long as Lars Sandberg (aka Funk D’Void, Francois Dubois, Chaser and his more recent project, Joyless).

Recently he has played in Berlin, Moscow, Beirut, Bali, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Belfast, Newcastle, Nice, Liege, Lisbon, Glasgow, Wroclaw, London, Latvia, Boston, Orlando, Calgary, Winnipeg, Skopje, Luxembourg, Miami, Detroit, Toronto, Taipei, Tokyo, Guanajuato, Split, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Vienna, Kotor, Linz, Stuttgart, Madrid, Vancouver and of course his home town of Barcelona where he does his monthly residency at Macarena Club and regular appearances at Moog as well as playing at global clubs Pacha and Space.

Here’s a list of labels that he’s released music on: Bedrock, Cocoon, Electrik Soul, Lucidflow, Komplex De Deep, Missile, Octopus, Soma, Suruba, Thoughtless, Tronic, Tulipa and Urbantorque.

A discography spanning over 20 years has included remixes for New Order, Underworld, Kevin Saunderson, Deetron, Laurent Garnier, Paul Van Dyk, Steve Rachmad, Shlomi Aber, Stephan Bodzin, Scott Grooves, Ian Pooley, Slam, Technasia, Christian Smith & Tony Lionni.

Also he has provided timeless mix compilations for the Balance Series, Soma’s Sci-Fi Hi-Fi and Cocoon.

He continues to release timeless tracks on Soma records and on his own imprint, Outpost Recordings.

His Joyless project has already released on Housemeister’s AYCB imprint and Martyn Hare’s respected Emetic label and recently a new LP on Nachtstrom Schallplatten. He’s also keeping busy with Kein Mainstream (his Detroit Electro project) and more recently his Synthwave moniker Chordstomper, plus he continues to release on his own label and carefully selects his remix projects.


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Ben Techy

Ruairidh McKay aka ‘Ben Techy’ is a Scottish DJ/Producer who is fairly new on the techno scene, yet his deep passion and strong love for the genre are shown through his ability to produce a dark, driving beat.

Ben Techy can be characterised as many things, but with his dark humour and hatred for ‘vinyl hipsters’, morbid suits him best. At only 19, Ruairidh is showing a strong understanding of techno and with his fourth EP under construction, he can only improve.


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TENT

With a number of successful releases under his birth name, Nick Humphrey, the alias TENT was created with the aim of releasing original forms of Techno and Tech-House that would become iconic with this pseudonym.

His debut track ‘Culture of Fear’, released with remix of CJW’s ‘Don’t Follow Me’, has a uniquely dark and almost hypnotic sound with warm tones so distinctive to his work.

It is important for TENT to experiment with different styles ranging from the unusual and unconventional to the quintessential of the genre- the only shared feature being their intensity and energy.


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Decante

Decante is a young techno producer hailing from Glasgow, he has been producing/DJing on and off for about four years.

He has been a lover of techno since childhood where he got his hands on his older siblings cassette tapes and vinyls. This love of techno was reaffirmed in later years by attending pressure nights at The Arches.

More recently he has been cutting his teeth DJing at Inverse, a recently established house and techno night in East Kilbride, with his third appearance coming up on the 30th of July.


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Darkmode

Darkmode has been a proponent of high-paced Techno music for nigh on a decade. Having made a name for himself on the Techno scene, his early music productions grabbed the attention of the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Radioactive Man, Regis and DJ Bone, after his initial release The DATA EP on Testin Out Records.

Darkmode rapidly gained a name for himself over the years as a DJ as well, becoming top pick in DJ MAGs Pick N’ Mix in 2006, and he was was runner up in IDJ Magazine’s Raw Talent Selection in March 2007 & December 2009.

He has played at a range of parties, raves and festivals across the UK & Ireland over the years, acting as strong support for artists such as Radioactive Man, Ben Long, Phil Kieran, Marco Bailey, Ignition Technician, Bas Mooy, DJ 3000, Scan 7 and Dave Clarke.

His music releases and his own label, Biotech Recordings, continue to gather him considerable support.


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Clyde Rouge

I’m not a classically trained pianist. I didn’t grow up in a home filled with music from the age of 2 and I didn’t steal my parent’s records from an early age. From my younger days though visual art was my thing, and also the path I was keen to pursue but for whatever reason I made the change over to audio.

For a long time being a DJ was expressive enough for me until around 2014 I started to experiment with writing my own music. I try not to write with genres in mind and instead focus on influences both visual and audio and put that into my music.

Given the access we have today to such a vast range of music and my time on the dance floor this has seen my work span across the spectrum in 2017. My collaboration with CJW on Wirelab gained strong support from Laurent Garnier while ‘Progressive’ tracks on my own label were gaining air play from DJs who are more likely associated with Trance such as Gai Barone and Solarstone. Scheduled for early 2018 are releases on Pro B Tech Music (Techno), Suffused Music (Progressive), DJ Zombi’s Beat Boutique (Progressive) and an EP on Italian Minimal/Deep Tech outfit Undeliving Records.

Chief Rouge Records will continue to be an outlet for my own brand of Progressive and Progressive Breaks. The best thing to do is just to check it out and see if it’s for you. 🙂


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Arctor

Arctor aka Tom Livingston is a talented DJ/Producer hailing from Glasgow, UK. Producing high tempo electro and techno with soulful Detroit flavoured sounds. He has been steadily building his catalogue dating back to September 2015 with his first release Genovese EP. Since then he been releasing not only his own material but also remixing on a number of labels.

His talent really shone through for Coincidence recordings as he was selected by them for their debut vinyl release back in July 2017. Here is what the label had to say:

> The debut on vinyl of Arctor, pressed on 150 copies only and featuring three original tracks and a remix by Advanced Human (Gynoid Audio).

> Arctor appeared on our radar a year or so ago and stands out with his high-BPM, melodic techno blend. Time and time again he has been surprising us as a producer and DJ with amazingly crafted music. So when we decided to do a vinyl only sublabel, we just couldn’t think of anyone else to do the debut release.

> Coincidence Records

> Bruges, Belgium

As well as producing quality techno, Arctor also heads up a residency at Glasgow based night Tremors. Every Third Friday of every month in Flat 0/1, Bath Street he joins other resident Dennis Seltzer-Grant in the DJ Booth (plus the odd guest DJ or three) to smash out an eclectic mix of House, Techno, Disco and Electro. Previous guests have included: Animal Farm, Missing Persons Club, Max Spittal (Craigie Knowes), Nowicki (Renegades of Funk), Twonko Delerium (Lunacy), Billy Woods (Supermax) and Kyle Robertson (West End Communications).

Tremors was started 5 years ago August 2012 with their 5th Birthday Party in August 2017. With the success of the Tremors night it only seemed logical that a label of the same name would follow. So in March 2017 Arctor released Memory Gene EP and launched the Tremors imprint.


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Dubrovnik (UK)

Dubrovnik (UK) is a Glasgow based Dj and producer with past releases on Flashmob, 22 Digit, and 18-09 Records.

Future releases for 2018 are scheduled on Wirelab, Tulipa, My Vision and Deep Tech Records. Dubrovnik (UK) favours deep minimal music with deep dub chords, dub elements and atmospheres to compliment the driving, percussive and tripped out moody vibes on his productions.

Not quite house, not quite techno, the lines are very much blurred during his productions. You can catch Dubrovnik (UK) djing during his residency for Glasgow based club night Alumni (which he co-promotes), in association with Shoogle Studios, where the emphasis is on quality house and techno music.


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CJW

In just over three years Scottish Techno DJ/Producer CJW aka Colin Wright has already came a long way in the world of Techno. Hailing from just outside Glasgow, UK this producer states major influences not only from the Detroit Techno scene but also from his fellow Scotsmen Slam and Funk D’Void.

Having started his own label Wirelab Records back in August 2014. The releases are now in double figures and have seen a broad range of techno grooves coming out. Having released over 40 digital tracks not only on wirelab but other labels such as Hypnotic Groove, Terminus Audio & 7Teen. These releases have already gained some fantastic support with tracks being featured in John Selway’s Tronic podcast and The Black Dog’s Radio dogma podcast series.

2017 sees a very exciting turn of events. Not only is wirelab records being distributed by EPM digital, who have associations with some of the biggest Techno names on the planet. But CJW has also landed a monthly residency on Fnoob Techno Radio. He has already been joined by some superb DJs guesting for the show such as Darkmode, Bish and DJ3000 [Motech].

With more in the post in the coming months. With releases coming this year on DJ3000’s Motech Records and Xpansul’s True Type Tracks this year is shaping up to be an absolute cracker.