PHOTEK (live) at Stealth - Bank Holiday Sunday 1st May

Bank Holiday Sunday May 1st, 2011

PHOTEK (live) at Stealth - Bank Holiday Sunday 1st MayPHOTEK (live)
"Photek stands mercilessly on the edge. A sonic scientist, pushing both his sounds and fans' expectations to the outermost limits since 1994, he floods the footnotes of electronica like MP3s clutter up your hard drive."
Rupert 'Photek' Parkes is one of the legends of Jungle and Drum & Bass, releasing his major label classic LP 'Modus Operandi' in 1997. Over the course of his career as Photek, Parkes has developed a sound that is simultaneously individual, innovative and accessible, earning him much respect and popularity amongst critics and music fans alike. The strength of the sound finds foundation in Photek’s incredibly detailed drum programming, which is then augmented by his sophisticated sense for combining abstract sounds with jazz and classic techno influences.
Watch this classic interview with Photek in his home studio from back in 1996:

After spending the last few years based in Los Angeles (producing music for films and collaborating with the likes of Nine Inch Nails), we are glad that he is back in the UK, producing some of the most forward thinking music around. His new sounds carry all the barbed motifs and icy atmospherics you'll know from his seminal D&B cuts, all tied up tight with his own take on today's contemporary genre-breaking melting pot. He has also just remixed Daft Punk, as well commissioning mixes of his own material by Boddika, Breach and Addison Groove.
Photek - Ni Ten Ichi Ryu (1997)

Photek (feat. Robert Owens) - Mine To Give (2000)

Photek - 101 (2011)

"Take it or leave it; from this moment on Photek has programmed a new system, the code racing mercilessly towards the main stage where an explosive live show, primed with nothing but his own material, patiently awaits."
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For those of you who are new to Photek there is no better starting place than Benji B's Photek Special on his Radio 1 show from March 2011.

Photek : Radio 1 Takeover With Benji B : Part 2

Also well worth a listen is his 'Inspirations' Mix for Fact Magazine:

Fact Mix 226: Photek

PHOTEK plays live at Stealth on Sunday 1st May, as part of The Indoor Festival 2011.
For more information on the event check out the our Facebook Event or buy tickets from here.
Check out our other blog post on The Indoor Festival here.