Pete Callard announced for Common People 2016 Southampton

Det Sync resident Pete Callard has been added to latest wave of acts announced for the Common People festival held in Southampton which is the latest festival brain child of Bestivals Rob Da Bank. Pete will be playing his own brand of indie dance and melodic techno the Sunday on the Bollywood bus and will be joined by Deaf by Disco and Little Chief.

You can book tickets for the festival over their website.

Det Sync website relaunch and 2016 news

We were very quiet towards the end of 2015 with just an intimate party at the Edge of the Wedge in Southsea with our residents taking to the decks to play their unique selection of underground techno and indie dance. We also had the release of the Braux Pas e.p by our resident Pete Callard with remixes from Heretic and Jon Gurd and that was it for the second half of 2015.

Behind the scenes we have been more busy planning a host of Det Sync club nights, podcasts and releases, to keep up to date with all this we have re-designed and relaunched our website that will be updated with the latest Det Sync news from the label and also what our residents are releasing and where they are playing.

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Tom Powell

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Jon Gurd

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Occupying the ‘no-mans land’ between techno, UK bass music and experimental electronica, Osiris Music UK stalwart and Det Sync resident Killawatt provides a no nonsense and increasingly esoteric attitude towards forward thinking production.

Having been a central pillar of the associates at Osiris Music for some
time, the debut LP from Killawatt is a hypnotic manifestation of his
bass-laden exploratory electronica. Riddled with both sharp and aggressive
samples as well as deeply driving beat patterns, the record flitters
between the abrasive and the accessible while spanning the tropes of
dubstep, techno and other mutations of UK club music. Highlights of the LP
include the muffled breakbeat of Schakk and the swollen dubstep of
Pressgang. For all its nods to club sounds of years gone by, there’s
something decidedly experimental and futuristic about Émigré- an album in
its own lane” ~ Bleep 2015

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Pete Callard

Pete Callard is a DJ and producer based on the South Coast of England. A lifelong fan of electronic music in its varying forms, he’s been putting it first for the best part of two decades and shows no sign of letting up, with recent releases and DJ appearances testament to that. Plying his trade since the 90s, Pete’s productions and DJ sets take on an indie dance, techno and electronica flavour with a firm eye on the dance floor.

A regular at the award winning Bestival, Pete has recently cemented his presence on the scene with sets for Bugged Out! Weekender, Soundclash, Mutiny, and Discreet as well as at Melomana’s showcase event off-Sonar in Barcelona. His residency at Det Sync in Portsmouth is always well received and the enthusiasm he exudes via his passion for his craft is unmistakable.

Pete’s tracks have already been making waves, with his dance floor techno monster “BDCD” released on Matt Walsh’s Clouded Vision Recordings being selected as Wunderground’s “Track of the Day”. Add in the highly acidic “Braux Pas EP” (released on Det Sync) and you start to get a picture of where he is coming from as a producer. Further releases for Melomana and Sub:Sonic add colour to his palate as a varied electronic producer.

A musical upbringing with the likes of Pink Floyd, The Doors and Hardfloor on heavy rotation has given Pete a keen ear for music and the more noticeable traits of Erol Alkan, Matthew Dear, and Todd Terje certainly come across in his music. He personally states the hugely influential Justin Robertson as a favourite, with his lauded Essential Mix providing a key lesson in dance music.

Whether making the music or playing the music, Pete Callard just wants you to have a good time. He doesn’t care what you know, who you know, where you’re at or how you got there, he just wants to you forget about all of that for a moment and simply enjoy the music. The party is what matters and as a lifelong aficionado of all manner of electronic music, Pete aims on bringing it to you.

Pete Callard Braux Pas e.p preview

The Braux Pas e.p which is released on November 6th a day before our free rave at the Edge of the Wedge Portsmouth and features remixes from label boss Jon Gurd and Heretic. You can check out the previews below.

Jon Gurd – Birth Right e.p

Jon Gurd’s Birth Right EP is the first material from the Portsmouth based Techno producer in more than 2 years since his ventures on Octopus recordings, 8 Sided Dice and Quartz. The EP therefore indicates an audible step change not just in the approach to production but also in the mindset and emotive feeling behind each texture and layer. Having emerged unscathed from a traumatic family related drama Jon communicates a tortuous and re-evaluated life message across all 3 tracks, and is dedicated to his brother with a hidden meaning conveying, “Tomorrow Is – Promised – To No One”.

Dissecting the EP further the educated are blessed with field recordings, analogue rumbling and modular synthesis exiting from almost 24 months of lab driven experimentation. No real process has been applied or extant formulae followed and the EP’s resounding success is that this now exudes what Jon “feels” innately rather than what the industry wants, therefore the journey, endless noise making and experimentation gives a balanced and exciting offering. Jon comments “seriously my process for producing this has been all over the place, literally stumbling on shit, slipping over my own creative vomit, workflow went out the studio window on day one”. Having spent two years asking himself why he makes music, I think on first listen of Birth Right EP we will all begin to empathise why. Remixes kindly provided by Messrs Dave Clarke and Ancestral Voices (new project from Liam Blackburn formerly Indigo / Akkord).

Det Sync with Killawatt @ Edge of the Wedge

Fresh from his Boiler Room set in Berlin Det Sync resident Killawatt plays at our first event in new venue Edge of the Wedge. Expect Killawatt to play his usual vibe of dark underground techno just like he done in Berlin for Boiler Room. Killawatt doesn’t play many intimate events so expect the party to be at capacity early on. Get down to the Edge of the Wedge early to avoid disappointment.

Entry is free and doors open at 10 05/04/2014

Line up:
Pete Callard
Jon Gurd
Tom Powell

Det Sync Radio 012 – Pete Callard

Det Sync Radio 012 is now available to download, this month’s mix comes from our own resident Pete Callard