“Over the course of his career, the Birmingham resident has perfected a unique and uncommonly effective production style. His is a tough techno sound with an industrial murk about it but also plenty of funk, swing and a sophisticated sense of dub-space learned in part from his Chain Reaction contemporaries in Berlin. Proving that hard can also be smart, sensuous and danceable, the influence of Surgeon on the 2010-ruling Ostgut/Berghain sound – DJs/producers like Marcel Dettmann, Shed et al – is substantial”. (Fact Magazine)
Recently dubbed by Fact magazine as “arguably the finest techno DJ in the world”, Surgeon is also naturally one of the most in- demand, with DJ mixes for Warp and Fabric and a schedule spread across Europe and Japan. He has played every key club/event/ festival going; helped pioneer Birmingham’s House of God; and, held a 3 year residency at Tresor (Berlin) during its all powerful 1990s peak. He was also one half of the much loved British Murder Boys, a project so unique that he and Regis decided to bring back recently. He's also performing improvised live sets with Lady Starlight. Contemporary Surgeon sets are notable for experimentation, more recently live improvisation has become a more important part of all of his performances.
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