Line-up /Reso, Innasekt, Delstar, de la Haye & Illicit, Speakerwrath
Grotty, liquid, dark, brutal and lush are all words used to describe the music of 25 year-old Reso, such a contrasting set of adjectives are hard to understand but after a listen to a few of his productions, you begin to understand why. A drummer at heart, these natural patterns of “skin hitting” are engrained within his brain and shine through on his digital programming and productions.
Reso’s aural identity is a densely layered, high octane tapestry, rich with musical texture and colour, which really sets him apart from the minimal sparseness of many of his fellow producers. Mary Anne Hobbs has been a fervent supporter of the young producer, commissioning a special 20-minute mix for her Radio One Breezeblock show back in January 2007.
Reso is certainly one of the most technically gifted producers to have sprouted from the dubstep scene and is fast gaining recognition from the techno, glitch and breaks scene for his own twisted take on the dubstep/ 130bpm-140bpm sound. Recently Reso’s remix of Buraka Som Sistema and The Dubstitutes 2 Faced Rasta song (which have both been featured on the Fabriclive 42: freq nasty cd) alongside Reso’s own production “if ya cant beat em” have been gathering strong support from some of Dubstep’s key players such as Benga, N-Type and Rusko. He has also worked with the enigmatic producer Burial, engineering his critically acclaimed remix of Jamie Woon’s Wayfaring Stranger.
With a busy DJ schedule, Reso has been up and down the country smashing dance floors from Newcastle to Nottingham and London, whilst regularly hitting mainland Europe. With a number of key releases on Storming Productions, Destructive and Urban Graffiti Reso has now become part of the Civil family and is currently writing his album for release in 2009. Reso is the soundtrack to a robot genocide.
Innasekt create their own unique definition of dubstep orientated beats which favour complex arrangements with dense atmospheres, managing to produce hybrid structures combining conflicting elements: the heat of heavy subbasses and the icy coldness of dusky rooms.
Forming in the summer of 2006 after becoming housemates at art college, these chaps have found home at a variety of labels such as swedish abstract dubstep label RED VOLUME, canadian dirt mongers ROTTUN, Berlin breakcore label SPRENGSTOFF and Bristol's electronic imprint FRIJSFO. The pair have also provided remixes for artists such as SUMONE (Planet Mu), CARDOPUSHER (Terminal Dusk, Lo Dubs) and FAIB (Ranking Records).
Support has come from the likes of Scuba, Warlock, Suhk Knight, Broken Note, Search and Destroy, Forsaken, Black Mass Plastics and Moving Ninja amongst others.