One of British techno's all-time-greats picks his favourite techno tracks of all time.
It is no exaggeration to say that Surgeon has forged a new idiom for electronic music. An uncompromising, the Birmingham native began releasing his hard-edged tracks in 1996, forging a path for electronic music to sound immaginative and even romantic in its dark allusions (you can’t set up a band called British Murder Boys with Regis without the sense occasion rare in techno), yet furiously futurist in his embrace of technology and the possibility of sound, he reached an astonishing career high with last year’s ‘Breaking The Frame’, a masterpiece of sharp sonics and adventurous precision.
On the 24th of August he’ll play London with Marcel Dettmann and other Ostgut Ton regulars. Attendance is advised. For now, however, read his fittingly purist 10 techno records of all time.
I find it almost impossible to write comments or trite descriptions of these awe inspiring pieces of music, so I’ll keep the comments to the minimum.