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Name: Surgeon (aka Anthony Child)
Music Style: Techno
Outlar-Listed Events: 16 (Rank #68)
Outlar Cross-references: Jeff Mills, Regis, Robert Hood, Mark Forshaw, Brendan Long, Bill Heckle, Chris Finke, Oliver Ho, Master H, Stu Bradley, Cheyenne, Binny, John Heckle, Black House, Mike Holmes, James Ruskin, 65D Mavericks, Marco Carola, Mr Paul, Matt Jones, Chris Thomas, Dom & Roland, Ben Hughes, Cottam
Birmingham techno artist Anthony Child has rapidly built a solid and, to a certain extent, innovative catalog of minimal dancefloor techno since his Surgeon
releases began appearing in 1991. Compared favorably with Detroit original Jeff Mills
from his earliest Downwards singles on forward, Child's tracks have been a mainstay in the popular Motor City DJ's sets. Although Surgeon
releases have worked an increasing affectation for acid and trance, an economy of sound and basic hardness combine his and Mills' sound. A noted and increasingly popular DJ himself, Child grokked his skills from hip-hop and electro jocks ("Tour de France" is a mainstay of his DJ sets), filling out his style with a driving toughness and appreciation for rapid cutting and flipping. Surgeon
's entry into production was also noteworthy; urged on by producer Mick Harris (Child is a fan of Harris' Scorn project), the former Napalm Death drummer locked Child in his tiny studio, imploring him to "go mad." The result, the self-titled debut EP, was released on Downwards, and was instantly hailed as some of the highest quality U.K. techno of its time. Releases for Soma, Blueprint, Ideal Trax, and the ultra-exclusive Tresor label followed, with the debut LP, Basic Tonal Vocabulary, appearing on Tresor in 1997. Balance followed in 1998, as did Force & Form in 1999.
More recent additions to his repertoire include releases on his Counterbalance imprint as well as collaborations with Regis
as British Murder Boys, resulting in tracks which take a tone far darker, denser, and more industrial than those from his Tresor years.
Equally influenced by early electro-pop innovators like Tomita and YMO, experimental groups like Can, Faust, and Suicide, and the tough grit of American electro and techno (Robert Hood
, Hashim), Surgeon
's mash-up is both straightforward and subtly experimental. Further influences from Coil, Psychic TV, and Whitehouse in recent works and DJ appearences do not go unnoticed.
Past Surgeon Events ( 13 Listed )
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Surgeon in 1998...
Friday 27th November 1998 (15 Years Ago) - Bugged Out 4th Birthday @ Nation|
Daft Punk - DJ set, Thomas Bangalter - Live, Green Velvet - Live, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Surgeon, Harvey, Lo-Fidelity Allstars - DJ Set, Bentley Rhythm Ace - DJ Set, Jon Carter, Midfield...
Surgeon in 1997...
Saturday 19th July 1997 (16 Years Ago) - Voodoo @ Le Bateau|
Claude Young, Surgeon, Plus residents
The venue is just a wild guess, please let me know if you can validate the venue for this event.
Surgeon in 1996...
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