Artist: Stacey Pullen
Title: Circus Act
Release Date: May 7th
Label: Blackflag Recordings
2: Nic Fanciulli remix
Stacey Pullen is the Kosmik Messenger. An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, he grew up under the mentorship of Detroit’s legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Still continuing to produce his characteristic atmosphere laden electronic sound, Stacey Pullen compounds his reputation as a producer with that of being one of the world’s most in demand DJs, playing weekly across the globe year in year out. With a font of passion for music and performance that never dries up, Stacey Pullen still plays every gig from the heart, seeking to surprise and engage, to provide an unforgettable experience, to offer his unique catalogue up without predictability, defying expectation. Above all, from his earliest attempts to the current day Stacey Pullen has stayed true to his one goal: to become and to always be an Innovator.
Pullen spent his formative years at the legendary The Music Institute in Detroit, learning from the likes of Alton Miller, Chez Damier and Derrick May. His first production experiences came through working with Kevin Saunderson on remix work. He released his first track proper on Derrick May’s experimental label Fragile in 1993 and his album debut ‘Theory Of Silent Phase’ was released on R&S / Transmat in 1994, under the name Silent Phase. He has also released on labels including Cadenza, Science/ Virgin,!K7, Saved, Elypsia and his own label Black Flag, under monikers including Bango, Black Odyssey, Graffiti, Kosmic Messenger and Silent Phase.
Now, Pullen is focusing on releasing on his own imprint Black Flag and is stepping up his production work in 2012:
About Circus “The track has a sample of one of my favourite tunes that I used to play when I first started DJing. I rediscovered it through a mixtape that radio Slave gave to me and thought I would give it a twist.Not knowing what the outcome was going to be, I was in the studio playing around with it and then it hit me, that this could be a really good track.Nic’s the first person who came to mind when I thought who was going to remix this. By us working together for the past year and a half, collaborating on tracks, me remixing tracks on his label and playing B2B, we have established a musical bond that’s strong.” – Stacey Pullen