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Born ‘Anthony Child’ in 1971 in the Midlands of England, ‘Tony’ gained an immediate ear for electronic sounds, preferring basic sonic qualities over the typical melody structures. Surgeon soonafter engaged his avid interest in sound on whatever equipment made itself available. Beginning his recording career with a basic home studio set up and mainly self-taught, raw experimentation reigned until 1989 when he relocated to Birmingham to study audio/visual design. Gradually segueing into the chaos of the city, Surgeon’ early experiments changed with his landscape. The chaotic sounds born from his rural life evolved into more disciplined and structural work under the influence of the Birmingham sprawl. This influence spread deeper in Tony in 1993 when the Birmingham techno mecca House of God made him a resident player. In a very brief span of time Surgeon has left his indelible mark on the dance underground. Releasing his music mainly with Downwards, he can also be found on Ideal Trax, Soma and Tresor. An array of remix workappears with de-Construction, Harthouse, Sony (Japan) and Internal while his most notable reworking is D.H.S.’ anthemic “House of God” (Missile): a title identical to the notorious Birmingham club night Surgeon has commanded since 1993. In 1997, Surgeon launched his own label, ‘Dynamic Tension’ the name of which he used to promote his own DJ residency at Berlin’ infamous Tresor Club. Additionally, full DJ schedules throughout the US, Western Europe and Japan promises to keep Surgeon more than busy, as he likes it.