Pinch (Tectonic, Cold, Swamp 81, Deep Medi...)
The artist known as Pinch is a pioneer of dubstep, the sound that sparked one of the biggest waves of musical creativity ever seen in the UK. Subloaded, which he began in his adopted hometown of Bristol back in 2004, was the first dedicated dubstep and grime night outside of FWD - in London, and to this day the impact of the party still ripples through Bristol's bass community.
The strength and flexibility of Pinch's sound has naturally created a global demand for his DJ sets. Beyond regularly playing in the UK and Europe, he's toured in over 40 countries, which has included the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Australasia, South East Asia, Russia and Mexico. This ongoing activity has also been reflected in media and radio interest. Pinch has recorded mixes for BBC R1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM, Resident Advisor, FACT and Red Bull (with whom he's worked on various projects), while his 2012 session for the Fabriclive series remains a landmark in his career.
The vehicle for so much of Pinch's work down the years has been Tectonic. Since founding the label in 2005, he's released music from trailblazers like Loefah, Skream, Scientist, 2562, Photek, Digital Mystikz, Distance, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove and Peverelist, and he continues to cultivate fresh talent who have an eye on club music's future. Seminal Pinch releases like the 2007 album Underwater Dancehall and tracks such as "Midnight Oil," "Blow Out The Candle" and "The Boxer" have all appeared on Tectonic. Away from home, his releases and remixes have featured on leading labels like Planet Mu, Soul Jazz, Punch Drunk, Deep Medi, Swamp 81, Ninja Tune, Warp, Wichita, Wax and On-U Sound, collaborations that have yielded a few bass music classics—"Qawwali," "Punisher," "Croydon House," "Swish."
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