I’ve been writing for Seance on and off for a couple of years now and its a special pleasure to be able to do a piece on head man (and still one third of The Clairvoyants) Spectralband. I’ve been able to see first hand how much time and thought this man puts into music, and since he started his own radio station and label (Seance), he has pursued an agenda of strictly underground artists and music, using his talents and deep knowledge to help the artists get the recognition they deserve.
Alex Morgan is a techno DJ & producer from Manchester with an increasing back catalogue of releases on labels such as Sleaze and Unknown Territory. He is also the co-founder of the popular Manchester techno night Rhythm Theory, who burst onto the scene a couple of years ago and who have since welcomed such respected acts as Slam, Inigo Kennedy, Norman Nodge, Roberto, Milton Bradley and Mike Denhert to town. Born and bred in Manchester, he is now firmly established on the local circuit, and has a new EP coming out on Lex Gorrie’s Unknown Territory imprint
” I consider them different contexts that affect one’s mood positively or negatively depending in which phase you are in your life. Luckily for me, they were and are the right context for what I was/am doing at certain points in my timeline.”
Simon Heartfield has a musical lineage stretching back to the late 80’s as founder member of electro noise terrorists Twelve 88 Cartel (Bite Back!) and later bass player with John Peel Session faves the Psylons (Thunderbird). From 1996 he was DJ’ing regularly at techno clubs like Geushky, Vurt and Defcon[…]
Seance returns to follow up on the labels first release featuring Kryss Hypnowave, DJ Datch and Edit Select with another EP of quality underground Techno this time with original material from the talented Alfred Kopke aka Ivo Polónia. Based in Portugal, he also makes up one half of Quantic Spectroscopy[…]
Asphalt Layer – “Stasis Field” The debut long-player from Asphalt Layer (aka Tommy Harrison) comes after a series of well received, self-released EPs in the earlier part of 2015. The album is an impeccably produced and programmed set of ten tracks taking in a huge range of influences including dub,[…]
The first EP on the newly launched Seance label comes from Kryss Hyponowave, aka Christian Scalas, of Lanusei in beautiful Sardinia. Christian is a trained sound engineer from the Academy of Sound Engineering in London, and has been producing and DJing since he was 15.
Label Focus – Dubtek (Leeds) Leeds. Home of Orbit, System and Mint. Basics, The Faversham and Wire. I studied there in 1996-1997 and the city provided my first clubbing experiences, and has a long and rich dance music history (see the excellent teshno article here). Today the underground techno scene[…]
“Basement Genetics” pulls together some heavy hitters from the UK and European underground for a four tracker. We caught up briefly with label bosses Ross Alexander and Steven McDonagh to find out more:
Fundamental Interaction in physics is any of the four basic forces—gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak—that govern how objects or particles interact and how certain particles decay. This principle comes across strongly in the productions of Mark Asbrey. His works take a series of distinct basic parts and weave complex relationships between them, creating moody, driving and dark techno. With twelve inchers released on the respected CLFT label and forthcoming releases on Dyad and Graphene, the future is looking full of strong force (rather than weak). We caught up with Mark to find out more…