Meet the Crew
Who We Are
Techno DJ - Producer - Label Owner
Born to a family of rockers in Maragte ... The blessing of Kraftwerk and New order changed my direction forever.. House and Acid House in the late 80s sporned a deeper commitment to the electronic music scene and the Rave years we're very welcome... some 35 years later and the passion remains..
I have been seriously Djing for 25 of those years and the my production is now starting to take shape ...
Somatronic are a techno-duo act formed by Ricky and Will. What came next was a meeting of their journeys, different but parallel. Since 2018 after intense studio work and creative endeavours; the time has arrived to release music. Three decades of wisdom are built into their productions and form the foundations of the Somatronic sound. Their creation is energetic music which reconnects emotionally to the 90s techno and 00s hard trance eras. Their music is filled with dark emotion, post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes.
The Abyss is a weekly dance show hosted by Jon Hodgson which is dedicated to the latest pre-releases, white-labels and emergent previews in underground electronic dance music.
Starting in commercial clubs and venues decades ago Jon now avoids chart music with exception to cross-over tracks from the darker side of releases. His selections are defined more by energy than by genre so his sets often encompass a wide-variety and create a musical journey.
Dan Whitelock Jones
Dan Whtielock-Jones is a Liverpool based tech with many years experience in the world of sound systems, amplification and studio repair, Out of the workshop and stepping up to bring his own unique mixing style to the latest Drum and Bass offerings from new and old names within the scene.
Born in Poland, now living in Corby UK. Always been passionate about music in all of its aspects, never been fixated on one type. I grew up listening to AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, etc. In the early teens fell in love with trance and techno and it all kind of escalated from there.
I learned to mix at the age of 15 and kept practicing at home on a PC. I started playing in clubs when I went to uni. Focusing my sets on different types of house music. I always enjoyed playing different genres and different media. I like the challenge of mixing vinyl with digital. My motto is to never limit myself to just one genre or one type of kit to play on.
I have been DJing for 20 years now and never feel bored with it. I like my mixes to have a beginning, middle, and end and have a good energy transition in them.
Growing up in a musical household in Newcastle, James Wilson (aka WLSN) was inspired by his parents' love of music. Anything from jazz to soul and Motown would be playing in the house, alongside the amazing music of the 80s. Having lived in London for a year, he discovered a number of amazing clubs including Heaven and The Cross and was simply blown away by the music, the people and the atmosphere, and this is what drew him in. Since then, WLSNs musical direction has been motivated by bands like Depeche Mode and Sasha, John Digweed, Tilt, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia and legendary local club night Shindig, to name a few. This has been evident on his releases with labels such as DeepDownDirty, Deep Fix Recordings, Delve Deeper, ASTIR Recordings and more, as well as his collaborative project with fellow Geordie producer V77NNY.
Drawing inspiration from the aforementioned artists and more, WLSN has developed his own sound which allows him to easily transition from one style to the other, giving him the ability to not only play but also produce multiple genres, whether it is acid, techno, progressive and melodic, a bit of old school and even slower synthwave sounds.
WLSN has performed all over the world, from the USA to Russia many places inbetween. He is currently resident DJ at Newcastle's hedonistic Detox events and is a former Ideal Club Radio resident.
WLSNs DJ sets are the perfect blend of masterful sequencing, building layers of sound and smooth transitions, with groove, melody and depth always at the forefront.
Deacon Brodie is North East based Techno DJ. He has been dj'ing for over twenty years, playing various clubs and bars primarily in the north east of the uk. He worked in commercial radio for the best part of 15 years producing imaging and items for on air use, and has produced various shows including talk shows, chart shows,breakfast shows and more importantly dance shows. He has played across regions and across networks spanning thousands of people. While his music tastes and names have shifted throughout the years one thing has remained constant, his love of techno. Exploring the genre The Deacon always lands on the darker side, with often twisted and strangley dark techno. He has played on various internet based stations for many years including various podcasts and techno only based stations His show is about new music each week, alongside classics, guest mixes and special editions. Be part of it!