My Mission Statement
I cannot pinpoint at this point in time where my place is within the electronic music scene or industry. Its certainly not within the mainstream but with the evaporation of the underground and the rise of the idiots I think Im on my own drifting somewhere in the Interzone. As a good friend once said to me, ‘most people are dicks.’
Music is a wicked mistress so don’t complain when she turns her back on you for a younger, better looking person. You do enjoy the best of times but have to endure the worst and thats what separates us and them. The wheel of Boethius is another good analogy for the music industry as used in the Factory records film, ’24 Hour Party People’, ‘Inconstancy is my very essence,’ says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don’t complain when you’re cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it’s also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away.”
Indepedence is my motivation for building this site and for keeping on, keeping on at this point. In an age where Facebook likes seem to determine popularity I still feel the need the fly the flag for the alternative to the norm, albeit within the fairly restrictive genre techno of electronic beats.In my view it is more important to be judged as having influenced other producers and pushed the music forward wherever possible and innovate than to try and rack up huge Facebook followings.
Independence affords the privilege of creativity in making music , rather than following what is expected of an artist or to keep applying the successful, ‘techno as a business’ formula….I have always followed my heart over the 20 years of being in the industry and have always strived to make a different record nearly every time. Naturally, this can result in mixed success but at least i can say I stand alone and ‘its’ been achieved without appeasing external and un-wanted influences. Idealistic ? I guess so, but that was always the promise that acid house , rave and techno promised us……