On the 15th March Snafu welcomes a legend.
Since exploding onto the techno scene in 1995, with the now-classic
'Surgeon EP', DJ and producer Anthony Child has been remoulding his
area of contemporary techno.
Alongside remixes for techno luminaries
such as Dave Clarke, the Advent, Rue East and Luke Slater, he has
produced reworks for Glasgow post-rock outfit Mogwai (moulding their
Fear Satan track into a droning Boyd Rice-like crescendo which takes the
original to its logical conclusion) and old masters Faust and Coil.
As a compliment to his production work, Surgeon is also an in-demand DJ,
with a busy work schedule spread across Europe, U.S.A and Japan. He has
been a resident at House of God in Birmingham since 1993 and also held a
three year residency at Berlin's famous Tresor club.
Contemporary Surgeon sets have been notable for an experimentation
with new DJ technologies, breaking out of the standard format of two
record decks and a mixer to embrace cutting edge hardware and software
solutions, blurring the line between a DJ set and a live performance.