REGIS

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Regis本名Karl O`Connor,是個techno史上不可或缺的一個人物,一個晃蕩techno界二十餘年且依然堅持地下反骨精神的角色,要談Regis應該要從Downwards廠牌還有Sandwell District這個組合來聊起。

Downwards Records是由Regis和Famale在英國伯明翰共同成立的廠牌,一個techno死忠粉絲絕對不陌生的廠牌,旗下的Surgeon、Function、Ancient Methods皆是有目共睹的傳奇藝人。Sandwell District可說是影響techno演進史極為重要的一環,它像徵了techno應有的地下人格,而其稱他為一個廠牌,Sandwell District更像是一個擴音機,由Regis與Function帶著他們所相信的聲響四處傳教,持續重拍搭上出神的迷幻粗獷工業節奏,象徵屬於伯明翰的聲響。

Regis (real name Karl O'Connor) is a British techno musician and record label boss.

As label boss of Downwards Records, O'Connor, alongside his label-mate Surgeon (aka Anthony Child), was one of the originators of the Birmingham sound, forging a sound that blended Chicago house with darker European electronics. Although initially his plan was to take a "director of operations" role (he cites Daniel Miller has his greatest influence), O'Connor and his label partner Peter Sutton (aka Female) found it increasingly difficult to find artists to share their vision, and to this day still work with the same core artists.

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