Author Archives: Oliver Taylor


Darren Cunningham says he “sees the world in a different way”. Whilst it was nothing more than maternal hyperbole when his mother described him as “an alien of some sort”, it is immediately evident from any dialogue with the ‘sonic graffitist’ that he is no run-of-the-mill artist.  The conceptually-heavy producer, completely immersed in his art, weaves through industrial techno, R&B Concrète and dark electronica with a keen eye to subvert the restraints of 4/4 dance music. Hailing from Wolverhampton, he co-founded Werkdiscs, which began its life as a club night in the early 2000s. As it expanded it developed into a record label and is responsible for releases from the likes of Helena Hauff, Lone…

February 1, 2016

Chaos in the CBD – Constraints of Time Travel Review

By - on 01/02/2016 at 11:59 pm


As January draws to a close, the pockets of potential for house and techno in 2016 are beginning to take shape. It’s difficult to ignore the duo from New Zealand, Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales. Last year’s release Midnight in Peckham, under the aegis of Rhythm Section, the ever-growing South London label headed by Bradley Zero, showcases Chaos in the CBD’s ability of habitually creating a smooth, accessible sound whilst also maintaining depth. The single has been hailed by many as an indispensable record in any house collector’s locker and has generated much excitement for their next release – Constraints of Time Travel. This excitement is echoed in its initial support, having reached second on Juno…