Leeds & Edinburgh based Forward Strategy Group formed in 2008, and have developed a reputation for being one of the most unique acts in techno today. Their lo-fi approach to modern techno & attention to textural detail has been one of the key inspirations for the new wave of industrial techno musicians.
Leeds & Edinburgh based duo Forward Strategy Group formed in 2008, and are seen as one of the most unique acts in techno today. Their lo-fi approach to modern techno & attention to textural detail has been one of the key inspirations for the new wave of industrial techno musicians.
Patrick Walker is resident and co-promoter of Unseen in Edinburgh, bringing the finest acts in modern techno to the capital. Smear has been resident at Leeds' legendary Detatched & Future-Past club nights in for the past 3 years.
FSG's work on their own label, and labels like Perc Trax and Stroboscopic Artefacts, not to mention their in-demand remix work for Zooloft, Bas Mooy, Perc & Justin Berkovi among others, has seen their records firmly planted at the front of many DJ's bags. Their new album Labour Division, their most diverse & accomplished work to date, has already garnered huge critical acclaim.
Their turbulent live shows have earned them cult status in techno clubs throughout Europe & beyond, and their marathon DJ sets incorporate house, industrial, synthpop and experimental music, all woven seamlessly into their trademark sound.
Selected discography Forward Strategy Group
Transect - Forward Strategy Group
Applied Generics - Forward Strategy Group
Your Reference To Positional Stability - Retail & Leisure
Combat Codes EP - Perc Trax
Delta Sampler - Stroboscopic Artefacts
Control Node EP - Dynamic Reflection
Network Infrastructure EP - Perc Trax
Labour Division - Perc Trax
Jakeone - Shake(3Carbine remix) - Avionix
Grovskopa - Balamber(Smear remix) - Labrynth
Perc - BCG - Perc Trax
Giorgio Gigli & Obtane - Contextualized in Monochrome(Smear remix) - Zooloft
Bas Mooy - Warsaw(Patrick Walker remix) - Audio Assault
Justin Berkovi - Backshredding - Perc Trax
Donor - Ends Meet - Prosthetic Pressings
Advanced Human - Boiler - Starkstrom Schallplatten
Mark Rogan - Anxiety - DSNT
Selected Smear discography:
Unbirth - Yb70(as Element Abuse)
Smear EP - Avionix
Export Order - MNX
Split EP w/Voidloss - Singularity
Selected Patrick Walker discography
Mek Dub Not War(as Isodyne) - Avionix
Erosion - Avionix
Dreams Torn From The Sky(as Isodyne) - Broken20