RONIN: Ears to the Future




10 May –  The Loch is Fucking Dead, NL
21 April – surround sound set at Crux, London
13 April –  Gleeetch in London
6-8 April – Freekuency Festival, Portugal
3 March – Jungle Syndicate, Black Swan, Bristol
11 Feb – Crux at Five Miles Brewery, London
27 Jan –  Nostruckture Fundraiser, London

31 December –  NYE party, LDN at ExFed
21 December –  as Obese, Stour Space
9 December – London squat party
25 November – with Kaometry in Krakow
28 October – London squat party
22-23 September with Kaometry in BCN
27 August – London street party
10-13 August at Boomtown Fair, UK
2-4 June at Balter Festival, UK
27 May as No Signal at Splice Festival
11 Feb as Villain at Don't, London
28 Jan at Team Playground Benefit, N London


31 December at ExFed –  End Of.
12 November at Crux, ExFed
29 October – venue TBC, London
30 September at Undercurrents Gallery
3 September at Fordham Park Festival
12-14 August at Boomtown Fair
5 August at Mutiny in Edinburgh

30 July at Crux, London
23 July for Kaometry in Berlin
11 June at secret London location
27 May at Critical Mass afterparty, London
21 May at Crux in London
14 May at eXperimental Electronics
19 March at Crux in London



4 December at Rutfuk in Bristol
3 October at Crux in London
27 September at Creek Festival II in London
14 August at Boomtown Fair
8 August in Bretagne, France
25 July at Crux in London
4 July on SS Stubnitz in Hamburg
26-28 June at Fusion in Germany
16 May at Crux in London
4 April in London at Rave Against the Machine
21 March at Convergence Festival (as Villain)
11 Feb in London at Crux
23 Jan in London at Just Defy


11 October in Berlin with Kaometry and Pokora

11 Sept in London at Crux

8-10 Aug three sets at Boomtown Fair (get in!)

28 June at Glastonbury

21 June at Music Day

7 June in London at NFA
5 June in London at Crux

17 May in London at Mischief

16 May in Brighton at Erisian, The Volks
10 May in London at Brufut Benefit

12 Apr in London with Pokora and Kaometry

15 Mar in London at System Revolt

7 Mar DJ-set in London at Minesweeper

28 Feb in Bristol with Digga/Rawkus Noise Records

21 Feb in Berlin with Kaometry



31 Dec in Barcelona with Phat Ratz
27 Dec @ Suub, London
2 Nov @ Synthetic Circus, Paris
11 Oct @ Broken Windscreen, London
20 Sep @ Mischief Festival
29 Jun @ Shangri-La stage, Glastonbury
21 Jun @ Music Day UK Afterparty, London

I do various different live or DJ sets - noise me up if you want some noise!



First upload of the year (more set recordings coming soon) is from my technoid alter-ego Villain with a liveset recorded at our Crux audio-visual events in London. It fuses together my two liveset approaches – remix sets or full improvisation. This has a bit of both but with all of the drum sequencing, synth tweaking, mixing, FX and arrangement is done on the spot via Lemur app on iPad, Ableton Push, M-Audio X-Session, Korg Nanopad. Click through for full geeky explanation.

2017 was a good year musically, with several new projects taking off. At the moment I'm ploughing most of my work into new rave-punk act Killdren!

My Obese alter-ego finally gets some air-time for his maximal bass-music sound that artfully merges a number of different musical strands into high-octane bangers. The Extra Saturated EP also relaunched the great Bad Sekta label and website. It's available from 13/05/17 on a name-your-price downloadI (including free, but you get better audio quality if you chuck a few quid in the bucket) so you've got no excuse not to download and wrap your lugholes around the sound of Obese!

Obese - Extra Saturated EP cover image

My original outfit –  the Headfuk sound system – have had their zimmer frames kicked away, their medication replaced with placebos and their Meals on Wheels denied. This meant that the retired collective of producers and miscreants had nothing better to do than put out a fresh digital release on the long forgotten Headfuk Records label.
Check my (absolutely filthy) track on FUK008 (made like it was 2001 or something!), or
go here to see the whole EP


Last year I had a full EP released: Ronin –  Cut to the Quick EP out on Jigsore Digital. Four different audio attack formations with slick sound design, high-blood pressure sequencing and a distinct lack of yawn-worthy cheese. I've also got a Ronin track on this Jigsore EP.


The Ears to the Future digital music label, specialising in boundary-pushing futuristic tracks has launched with an excellent four track EP featuring Lokom, Amousement and my more techy alias Villain.

I am continuing to organise the Crux live-performance-meetup events in London which focus on skill-sharing, a jam session and live AV.

I now write music under three aliases, which I felt necessary to try and cover all the styles I produce. This means I've been punting out my new techno AV liveset under the Villain moniker and that I push my bass-music under the Obese alias.

I'm also part of new band projects Killdren and No Signal. More news on these soon!

In other other projects –  I'm in my fifth year of teaching Ableton Live at Point Blank and the Music Day project continues to grow, with 2017 being the 35th year internationally.

Available for tracks, DJ sets, live-sets, VJ sets, tuition, music videos, remixes etc.


There is lots of activity on the production front this year - check out the latest offerings on
my Soundcloud page


And also check out the work of Obese whilst you are at it.


Oh yeah, don't forget my other new alias for more abstract, hypnotic stuff - Villain


I have done a condensed showreel of most of my output from 2013 - Spring 2014



Despite experiments over the years, I'm going to do my first proper techno liveset under my Villain alias at the best techno night in London (bar none!) on Sat 11 Feb at Don't.

You can find a recording of the improvised liveset duo I did with SP23's Crystal Distortion at Boomtown 2015 here.

I'm very proud of the Obese liveset constructed and recorded during summer 2014 – go through to the track on Soundcloud to listen and download.


New AV set in continual development - watch the latest incarnation of the Villain techno AV set.

I am also half of the fully-improvised Putsch project with Freddy Frogs. We have a video of our first rehearsal which has since been endorsed by Point Blank, the music college where we both teach Ableton. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.


A track on a vinyl release in 2017 on Jigsore

Obese EP – Extra Saturated –  coming in Q1 2017 on Bad Sekta

Digital releases in 2016 on Jigsore Digital

Vinyl releases in 2016 on Destroy Oh Boy

Digital releases in 2015 on Digital Storm Recordings and Ears to the Future

Vinyl releases in 2013 on Kaotek Wreckords and Bad Sekta

Last digital release on Bad Sekta is here.


On the electronic-music tip check out my own Mixcloud page for stuff like the Do Not Rust electro-bass mix, the Stink Cloud drum & bass mix or the Digging Your Own Grave hardcore/breakcore mix.


I did a few of the DJ mixes for the Music Day campaign in a very different vein to what I'm usually pumping out – you can check them out at the Music Day Mixcloud page.


A slice of dark ambient / broken noise and hip-hop ultra-violence can be found in my Defy Definition mix for the Jigsore Now This Ain't Rave mix series.



Villain AV techno liveset - developed summer 2014


Stage design and mapping at Synthetic Circus in Paris, 2 Nov 2013

AV set at Broken Windscreen, 11 Oct 2013- click here for video documentation

VJing on the Shangri-La stage at Glastonbury 2013-2014

A recording of a combined DJ/VJ performed at audio-visual event Cortex is online and can be watched here.