Surgeon has been at the forefront of UK techno since 1992.
His debut EP is regarded by many as seminal, launching his career along with several early Downwards releases, causing a ripple of excitement through the techno cognoscenti of the time. Surgeon has been prolific since, with albums on Tresor and numerous Counterbalance and Dynamic Tension EPs as well as his ‘Breaking The Frame’, ‘From Farthest Known Objects’ and ‘Luminosity Device’ LPs.
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, America and Japan. He has played every key club/event/festival going; helped pioneer Birmingham’s House of God; and holds a residency at Tresor (Berlin). He is also one half of the much loved BMB (British Murder Boys) with Regis as well as performing improvised live sets solo and with Lady Starlight, Speedy J as ‘Multiples’ and alongside Daniel Bean as ‘The Transcendence Orchestra’
In March 2023 Surgeon will release his first full length album for 5 years on Tresor Records: ‘Crash Recoil’.
‘Crash Recoil’ originates from Surgeon’s recent live sets, where he experimented with constraints in performing and embracing the twists, turns and paradoxes that arrive from this. Each fresh iteration on consistent MIDI sequences and hardware reconfigured tracks into different constellations, creating an inspiring vortex of unpredicted events where ideas could flourish. This new approach allowed him to capture the spontaneous energy of his live shows in a way he had never done before.
Listen to ‘Oak Bank’ from the release below.