The Wooden Step Sequencer

Step sequencers are ever popular in the electronic music world, not least with the recent resurgence of modular synth systems. Providing the user with a way to interact with their sound away from a traditional keyboard, they can be found in some form in everything from the classic 808 and 909 drum machines to modern software like Ableton Live and Reason. Step forward three students at Poland’s “School of Form”, who have certainly brought the concept out of the box. Ernest Warzocha, Jakub Wilczewski and Maciej Żelaznowski say in their own words that they wanted the “Wooden Sequencer to work in more natural way by using familiarity of real objects and manipulating them”, check out the video to see more.

Det Sync Radio 015 – Pete Callard

Following his recent EP release on Det Sync our next instalment for our monthly techno podcast comes from resident Pete Callard, including tracks from himself, Eskimo Twins, Susst, conka, FLXXX, cabaret nocturne and many more.

je M’Ennuie – Eskimo Twins ( Pete Callard remix)
dusseldorf 78- Conka
Red Room – MR BC (William Earl mix)
Shake – Conka
Blind Trust – Cabaret Nocturne (Jonathan Kusuma remix)
Analogue Voodoo – Craig Bratley
one – susst
No show – Pete Callard
skopsty – Pete Callard
Golden flu – Jonah Considine (Drvg Culture mix)
Filth on toast – Pete Callard (Cabaret Nocturne remix)

Check our Petes Det Sync Radio below.

Our next Det Sync event featuring Justin Robertson & Killawatt can be viewed here

Pete Callard – Flaccid – Free Download

The latest track by Det Sync resident Pete Callard – Flaccid available for free download if you sign up to our mailing list below.

The track is what you would expect from Pete and is another track of his signature sound fusing indie dance and diverse techno.

Don’t forget to check out our latest event on the 14th May featuring Justin Robertson, Killawatt, Det Sync Residents plus support. Early bird tickets available for £5. Check out the Facebook event page for more info

Det Sync presents Justin Robertson

Snug Presents Det Sync with very special guest:


Suitably being on the day the nation celebrates the Queens 90th Birthday Det Sync launch a new series of events with Snug at The Old Barn and invite electronic music royalty to join them.

A gentleman in every sense of the word and one of the finest selectors in acid house, Justin returns back to the South Coast to perform an exclusive, intimate show at Portsmouths only underground music venue.

Joining Justin is a DJ hot off of the back of a steller performance on Boiler Room and an act right in the thick of it in the Techno world right now.
Killawatt completes the headline bill.

Support comes from Det Sync daddy, Pete Callard with a slew of festival performances under his belt and productions featuring on technos hottest labels with Tom Powell and Adicon completing Room 1.

Room 2 has 4 acts that will be bringing everything house and creating a party in the pub.

The Business Partners
Andrew Robertson

There will be a free BBQ from 7-9 in the garden.


Room 1 (The Old Barn)

Justin Robertson
Pete Callard
Tom Powell

Room 2
The Business Partners
Andrew Robertson


£5 first release
£7 second release
Advance tickets include a free drink*

Tickets available from reps, the Milton arms bar or online via our link.

£10 on the door.

Saturday May 14th

The Old Barn, 174 Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR.


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

***Biography Coming Soon***

Check out artists social media links for upcoming live dates and future releases.

Jon Gurd

***Biography Coming Soon***

Check out artists social media links for upcoming live dates and future releases.


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.