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Reset Robot

Southsea, United Kingdom


AKA: Dave Robertson

8 Sided Dice, Alive Recordings, Cosmonote Blue
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Reset Robot is a relatively new name that will be increasingly familiar to fans of dubbed-out and moody tech house all over the world. Having released a series of well-received tracks on key labels including Excentric Muzik, 8 Sided Dice, Sound Of Acapulco and Noir already in 2009, Reset Robot recently made a debut on Dubfires Sci+Tec Digital Audio imprint to crown what has been an amazing start his career. There is more to come too with a follow up EP on Sci+Tec, releases to come on 100% Pure, Tronic, Sprout and Suara and the launch of Reset Robot’s label, Roomba Music.

For a story that is not that old, an astonishing amount has happened in the short life of Reset Robot. In fact the wheels very nearly came off before the project had been given the chance to succeed. Having deliberately set about the task of creating the android guise and devoting months of studio time to crafting a specific sound, the stone-cold commercial mentality of Robot’s then management resulted in his deal being cancelled. Spurred on by a steely determination and an undying confidence in the quality of his own music, Reset Robot set out to finish what he had begun on his own. It was only then that the magic started to happen…

After circulating the half dozen or so tracks already completed amongst a small group of close DJ / producer friends word of these vibrant and fresh sounding productions began to spread with a speed that can only come with word-of-mouth. In a spectacularly short chain of events the tracks were out of the studio and in to the hands of key tastemakers such as Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli and James Zabiela who were all wowed by the energetic fusion of rolling, stripped-back grooves and warped big-room tech house of the Reset Robot sound; a vibe that fits compact and neat into a post-minimal techno scene searching to regain its soul.

The race to snap up these impressive tracks was now on. Never one to miss an opportunity to embrace fresh talent, Dubfire boldly signed a staggering five tracks to his Sci+Tec label including the awesome Pig Nose, which leads the first of two EP’s to be released on the tastemaker label in 2009. Elsewhere leading techno labels Excentric Muzik (Softie) and 8 Sided Dice (Continue) both made sure they were in from the start and were justifiably rewarded with several weeks in the upper reaches of Beatport’s techno chart while upfront cuts appear on compilations from Global Underground (Nic Fanciulli) and Cocoon (Dubfire).

Promoters have not been slow either in harnessing the feverish momentum that is currently powering Reset Robot ever upwards. Having showcased his sounds at some of the biggest clubs in UK including a specially crafted live set at Fabric and dates at Matter (London), Tripod (Dublin), Victoria Works Warehouse (Leeds) and Digital (Brighton), the second half of 2009 will see Reset Robot reach out beyond his native shores to stand shoulder to shoulder with the pinnacle of European club cool with shows at Berghain in Berlin and Exit Lithuania.