A fixture of the UK electronic music scene since 1994 Neil Landstrumm has released work on many of the most recognised labels in the industry. Starting with Peacefrog, shifting gears to Berlin’s Tresor Records he then upped the bass-game onto arguably the UK greatest electronic label of the moment, Planet Mu.
Neil’s first album for Mu “Restaurant of Assassins” saw Landstrumm hijacking varied influences from techno, dubstep, garage and breaks as well as vintage 90s rave and Sheffield sounds. He is an artist who always seems to be at the spearhead of experimental, dancehall low frequency electronics with his Scandinavia label signature. A pioneer of new styles within techno, often copied and imitated Landstrumm has enjoyed a strong pedigree within the electronic scene.
The success of Restaurant’s ravestep sound led Neil onto a string of sessions for the BBC, a main feature on the German “Slices” DVD and relentless live tour dates all throughout 2008, Landstrumm’s new LP on Planet Mu, Lord for £39, expands on the steel-city industrial-rave styles set out in his last full-length venture “Restaurant of Assassins”. With several cameos from such stately artists as Carlton Killawatt, Ebola and Si Begg, the vibe is â€œImperial British Bass Psychedelia and all it’s stylish bleepy trimmings. Freshly imported southern-fried krunk, and sweet island dancehall are mixed with the refreshed roots of UK rave, steppers, grime and garage to brew an addictively low frequency elixir. Cult analogue gear and digital production techniques meet in the Witness Rooms to a useful and sovereign effect.</p>
Acid House James May EP (with Ebola and SES)