SPEKTRE, the techno brainchild of two of the UK’s most exciting DJ/producers – Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox – was formed through a shared passion for highly inventive electronic music and a mission to push sound boundaries using the most cutting edge technology available. Their trail-blazing attitude has seen SPEKTRE become one of the most notable standout acts in recent years.
“SPEKTRE’s productions consist of techno that really remembers the rave. Music that is cool but also fun and highly danceable. These guys are just going to get bigger and bigger.” – James Zabiela
Consistently creative, innovative and drawing on inspiration from their combined eclectic love of multiple music genres, the fusion of their combined experience in the studio allows them to construct their own distinctive brand of techno that defies categorisation and explores an entirely different dimension like no other. SPEKTRE tracks and remixes are regular Top 10 fixtures in the Beatport Techno Chart, gaining critical praise from the music press and DJs worldwide, including such luminaries as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, James Zabiela, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Stephan Bodzin, Oliver Huntemann and UMEK.
“SPEKTRE have been one of the most consistent and solid production outfits in recent memory and I have become a huge fan. Whether they are producing mad, peak time bombs, or setting dance-floors on fire with their awesome live sets, these guys are definitely ones to watch and a bright shining light for the shape and sound of techno to come!” – UMEK
Their influential releases on respected labels, such as 1605, Great Stuff, Yoshitoshi, Global Underground, MB Elektronics, Toolroom, Sleaze, Phobiq and Rhythm Converted always excite, along with their remixes on Suara, Analytic Trail, Unrilis, !Organism!, Driving Forces, Blufin, Remain and Incorrect, amongst a host of others. Renaissance, Umek, Complex Textures, Sound Of Cologne and many more compilations have also featured SPEKTRE’s distinctive sounds, and their memorable Live At Glade Festival (2009) album remains a highlight on Tim Sheridan’s influential VVVWI label.
“The home grown producers tipped to give Berlin’s techno crowd a run for their money” – DJ Mag
2010 saw the release of SPEKTRE’s debut studio artist album Casting Shadows Without Light on their own Respekt label, gaining rave reviews in the press and catapulting them into the consciousness of techno fans worldwide. In addition to SPEKTRE’s own productions, the label’s reputation has been continually growing since launching in 2009, with highly credible releases from the likes of Tom Hades, Marco Bailey, Sasha Carassi, Luigi Madonna, Filterheadz, Alex Di Stefano, Jon Rundell, Hollen, Alex Bau and Tom Laws.
SPEKTRE’s tour diary sees the duo continually travel to all corners of the globe taking their jaw-dropping performances and immaculate showmanship to the likes of Mexico, USA, Australia, India, Ukraine, Israel, and all over Europe. In 2011 they became a sensation in Ibiza for the first time with their performance at We Love Sundays @ Space for James Zabiela’s birthday extravaganza. Closer to home they’ve weaved their magic at some of the UK’s most distinguished events including London’s Ministry Of Sound and the SW4 Festival’s Official After-Party with Eric Prydz.
SPEKTRE’s dedicated global following is growing at an unstoppable pace and with their highly anticipated second artist album Cyclic Operations (Toolroom) arriving in November 2013, there will be no stopping this formidable partnership.