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

Jon Gurd – Endings – DSYN006

The latest E.P from Det Sync label boss Jon Gurd is Endings featuring tracks Drug Fuelled World of Nothing and B-side Totale available from 28th July via the Det Sync Beatport page.

The e.p is already gathering support from a range of DJ’s such as Reset Robot and Richie Hawtin who has been playing the track at his gigs. The track is what you would expect from Jon Gurd with his own brand of dark experimental techno.

You can hear the e.p below…

Det Sync Live featuring Bryan Chapman

After the success of our first event with Alan Fitzpatrick we bring you a producer who is on the rise in the underground techno scene Bryan Chapman. Bryan has been releasing some quality diverse techno on some of the best underground record labels around at the moment and that’s why we have booked him to bring his own unique vibe of underground and dark techno to the Det Sync decks. Bryan is backed up by Stu Bryan and Josh Dunleavy who are no strangers to the Portsmouth techno scene and expect Josh to bring his minimal tech vibes which you would expect to be heard at Fabric to The Astoria.

Bryan Chapman
Stu Bryan
Josh Dunleavy

Sat 24th May 2014
Astoria Portsmouth

Det Sync Launch Night 29th March 2014

Our first techno event at The Astoria Portsmouth kicks off with one of the biggest names in techno at the moment Alan Fitzpatrick. Alan has had recent gigs playing his own brand of techno and some of the biggest clubs and dance music festivals across the world and we have booked him for an intimate gig in the Astoria Basement with back up from our residents Pete Callard and Jon Gurd who will be playing their blend of indie dance and underground techno. Expect this to be a sell out so make sure you grab your tickets from the Resident Advisor website.

Saturday 29 March
The Astoria, Basement
22:00 – 02:00

Alan Fitzpatrick (Drumcode)
Jon Gurd
Pete Callard

Braux Pas e.p – Pete Callard

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


  1. Halycon Insole Original Mix
  2. Halycon Insole Jon Gurd Mix
  3. Braux Pas Original Mix
  4. Braux Pas Heretic Mix

You can check out the previews below.