Producer / Artist (The Orb)
Dr Alex Paterson of the legendary electronic act The Orb has long been considered to be an inventor of the genre of Ambient House, known for resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs had closed their doors.
A Punk & Acid House veteran, Paterson’s career in music started in the early 1980s as a roadie for Killing Joke for whom his childhood friend Martin ‘Youth’ Glover played bass. In 2020 The Orb released 'Abolition Of The Royal Familia', which will be followed by a remix album in April 2021.
Songwriter / Artist
Will Clapson pka Jack in Water is a versatile musician and songwriter who grew up listening to a mix of different artists, from Radiohead and The Blue Nile, to Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, all of whom influenced his own music. Soulful and often melancholic, Will's songs are full of emotions - they let him connect with other people, or even reconnect with himself.
Will's latest release titled 'Mole Hill Green' is a great example of this - emotive, raw yet easy to relate to, the acoustic tracks find their way straight into the heart of their listener.
Composer / Songwriter / Artist (The Last Dinosaur)
Known for experimenting with different note choices, textures and timbres, Cameron often introduces improvisational elements to his compositions, with his motto being “Never write the same song twice”. Cameron’s music is intricately detailed, painstakingly arranged, and often imbued with an unforgettable, bitter-sweet tenderness.
Cameron came into recognition for his work with a musical collective The Last Dinosaur, whose latest album 'Wholeness' was released in October 2020.
Songwriter / Artist ('68)
A founding member of metalcore and hardcore bands Norma Jean and The Chariot, Josh Scogin is known as the man who thrives on chaos and a songwriter with an untraditional approach to music. Scogin compares writing songs to embarking on a journey - every track puts him in a totally different headspace and aims to keep the listeners on their toes.
Currently working alongside drummer Nikko Yamada in his new band '68, Scogin writes material rooted in stripped-to-the-frame rock, demonstrating more energy with a guitar and a small drum set than an entire live band.
"Paying no attention to any rules" Scogin is able to blend rock, hardcore, punk, blues, folk and grunge influences in an addictive and unique way.
Producer / Composer / Songwriter
Matt is a multi-instrumentalist musician, writer, artist, and founder of Hot Tag Media Works - a project focused on composing bespoke entrance themes for some of the most world-renowned wrestlers in WWE.
Cardiff-based Matt is a prolific and versatile composer and vocalist, capable of writing across different genres and producing to brief, and is used to delivering on very tight deadlines. So far, he has recorded over 150 bespoke tracks for the sports industries, and has worked with wrestlers such as Pete Dunne, Marty Scurll, Tenille Dashwood (AKA Emma in WWE) and Meiko Satamura.
Composer / Songwriter / Artist (Loop, Main)
Known primarily as a vocalist and guitarist in Loop, psychedelic rock band that he fronted between 1985 and 1991, Robert Hampson is also seen as one of the leading figures of Isolationist and Post-Rock music, which he explored after the band's demise.
For many years, Hampson has described his music as "compositional sound" citing the experimental classical styles of György Ligeti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alan Splet (the original sound designer for the early films of David Lynch) and the works of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales), specifically the Acousmatic music of Bernard Parmigiani, Luc Ferrari, Francois Bayle and Christian Zanesi, as his influences.
Most notably, Hampson has worked on commissioned work for GRM, composing and performing bespoke pieces since 2007. Currently, he is working on the new Loop album, the first one since 'A Gilded Eternity' from 1989.
Composer / Artist
English outfit 65daysofstatic play a tense, dramatic form of instrumental post-rock which heavily incorporates electronic music styles such as drum'n'bass, techno, and glitch. Their guitar-led melodies and live drums are combined with sampled beats and digital processing, reminiscent of Mogwai as well as Squarepusher.
The band was originally formed in 2001 by Joe Shrewsbury, Paul Wolinski, and Iain Armstrong. In 2003, Armstrong left the band, and they recruited drummer Rob Jones and bassist Gareth Hughes (later replaced by Simon Wright) to expand their sound. Their earliest material consisted of pop mashups and remixes as well as original material. They released a few limited CD-R EPs followed by proper debut EP Stumble.Stop.Repeat in 2003.