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Mike Dred

Mike Dred (aka Chimera, Judge Dred, as well as the Kosmik Kommando) makes acid-tinged experimental techno geared both for the dancefloor as well as for house listening. An associate from the U.K.’s prolonged West Nation experimental techno family members (which also contains Reload, the Aphex Twin, and Matt Herbert), Dred drew early motivation from Western european synth-pop organizations like Kraftwerk as well as the Human being League, along with the American electro picture growing like wildfire within the mid-’80s London underground. Although he’s documented for a number of different brands, including R&S, R&S offshoot Diatomyc (which he assists work), and his personal Machine Rules label, the majority of his materials has made an appearance on Richard Wayne’ Rephlex imprint, mainly beneath the Kosmik Kommando and Chimera titles. Reportedly starting up using the label after conference some close friends of Wayne’ on the train on the way to some rave in Köln, Dred’s penchant for severe, relentlessly experimental acidity and techno match neatly in to the Rephlex eyesight, and Dred’s 1st Kosmik Kommando EP was one of the primary 12-ins the label released. Dred’s Rephlex discography offers since grown to add two full-length albums (one each beneath the KK and Chimera titles) and five EPs, with produces on Diatomyc and Machine Rules numbering close behind. His first genuine recording, Virtual Farmer, made an appearance in past due 1998. [Discover Also: Kosmik Kommando]

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