One of the original techno artist/dj pioneers of the NYC techno scene dating back to 1990. Known in contemporary times globally for his pioneering work in crossing the parallel of techno and industrial music, Adam-X presents Acid Reflex, a night dedicated to the 303 and for melting minds.
James Ruskin is a cornerstone of UK techno. He emerged in the mid-'90s as the style was in the midst of a famously fertile period, thanks to trailblazing releases from labels such as Downwards, Peacefrog and Soma Quality Recordings. Ruskin and Richard Polson, who sadly passed away in 2006, arrived with their own label, Blueprint, in 1996. Taking cues from Underground Resistance and the influential Birmingham aesthetic, the pair explored a raw, barrelling sound that immediately caught traction with DJs at home and abroad, cementing Blueprint's place as one of UK techno's key labels. It remains one 20 years later, with a catalogue that includes much-loved work from the likes of Oliver Ho, Surgeon and, more recently, Lakker and Samuel Kerridge.