Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium
(Soul People Music)
Lifelong New Yorker Fred P has been heavily assoicated with the recent revival of the city's house scene. Alongside many of his American peers, he has helped turn the attention back on the city that helped shape the clubbing world as we know it. Although Fred has been part of the scene for more than 20 years, it's his close connection with the likes of Dj Jus' Ed, Levon Vincent, Dj Qu and Move D that have helped propel his name in more recent years on a global scale.
Acting under both Fred P and his alias, Black Jazz Consortium, Fred has crafted out an instantly recognisable sound, releasing on his own Soul People Music imprint, Underground Quality, Strength Music Recordings, Workshop and Mule Electronic amongst others. His dj and production styles are similar, focusing on smooth but driving future house and techno that infuses dark droning melodies, sharp percussion and infectious subbass. He is the master of all things deep, treading a careful balance between melancholy and grit that can hear him invent the most beautiful house next to some real lofi, modified contemporary technoid sounds.
(Cocoon, Get Physical)
Prepossessing the ability to effortlessly manoeuvre through the realms of house and techno, as dawn breaks over 2012 the many facets of Tim Green’s production dexterity is casting reflections in innumerable directions, illuminating a musical and thought-induced excursion on which the 27-year old is embarking.
Experimenting across the spectrum of electronic music, whether putting out reverberating minimal techno of Amnesia peak-time kind-of-measures, or sprinkling some of that unmistakeable TG charm over productions of popular appeal, his work is stamped by ingenuity, fearlessness and fun – which also granted him the ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ award at DJ Mag’s Best of British in 2010.
After fully bursting onto the scene in 2008 with modern classics ‘Revox’ and ‘Mr Dry’ snapped up by highly-revered Dirtybird and Trapez Records respectively, and picking up support from top players such as Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin and Luciano along the way, Tim swiftly catapulted himself into the upper echelons of the techno hierarchy. A string of high profile releases followed in short succession adding Cocoon, Get Physical, Saved & Four:Twenty to an already impressive back catalogue, as well as remixes for XL Records, Sci+Tec, Moshi Moshi and Souvenir.
With an idiosyncratic groove and off-kilter cheekiness his sound has seen him tour the electronic bastions of the world, including Space - Ibiza, Womb - Tokyo, Fabric - London, Sankeys - Manchester, Watergate - Berlin, D-edge - Sao Paulo, Electric Pickle - Miami, WHP - Manchester, Bestival - Isle Of White, SW4 Festival - London, Zouk - Singapore, Rex Club - Paris. As we are heading into 2012 Tim makes a welcomed return to his underground roots, captivating crowds in more intimate yet discerning settings, along with heading up his own night Bedlam, which is currently on everyone’s lips.
On the production side of things 2012 is already shaping up to be another stellar year, with a dark and twisted remix of Sacha Robotti ft Qzen's ‘Fotograf’ on Klasse Recordings and, following on from last year's ‘In Love EP’ on Get Physical, Tim has teamed up with Robert Dietz & Audiofly for a joint remix package due for release in April. This summer will see him return once more to Cocoon to release the outstanding ‘Curious Smile’, plus an EP for Get Physical and remixes for Supernature & Oh Yeah Records, as well as putting the finishing touches to his much anticipated debut artist album.
(Freerange, Dark Energy, Tsuba)
Milton Jackson's love affair with house music truly began after he was given an MPC3000 for his 18th Birthday. His talents became immediately obvious and it was only a year later that he released his first EP on Tronicsole. He quickly garnered attention from industry players such as Laurent Garnier and when US legend Romanthony contacted him requesting to remix his track 'Dimensional' it was confirmed he was going to be there to stay.
In 2006 he began to develop relationships with domestic producers pushing a similar sound like Jimpster and Shur-i-kan, resulting in releases for Freerange and Tsuba. In 2008 Milton's track, 'Ghosts in My Machines' catapulted him to further prominence, winning international awards and earning its place on Freerange's 100th release. His album 'Crash' followed soon after, cementing Milton's reputation as a master of sounds that are deep, dark and subtle. This is a niche he has continued to exploit with the label he co-founded with Shur-i-kan, Dark Energy He is, as both a producer and as a DJ, a man who sounds simultaneously traditional and forward thinking, and we look forward to welcoming him to Plan B.