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SILVER COLUMNS had already built up a cult fanbase with their first two limited edition, white label singles, but with “Cavalier”, their first “proper” release on the perennially tastemaking label Moshi Moshi, they have revealed their unexpected alter egos as Adem and Pictish Trail and are ready to go overground and take their rightful place in the pantheon of offbeat electro pop greats.
This prime club fodder runs the gamut from high energy dancefloor pop to electro and disco, composed of a battalion of synths, dizzying rush of pinballing beats, urgent keyboard lines and deceptively sweet, plaintive vocals.
JUSTIN ROBERTSON began as a DJ in Manchester and his early 90s clubs – Spice and Most Excellent – were hugely influential and cornerstones of the burgeoning dance movement. The Chemical Brothers, then students in the city, cited him as their mentor. His Rebellious Jukebox club – also in Manchester – pre-empted the Heavenly Social and the mid 90s trend for mish-mashing musical styles. In the 90s Justin generally operated under various nom de stages, the most renowned being Lionrock with whom he scored several Top 40s hits.
Justin is still working successfully in areas as diverse as techno, house, dancehall and art pop, as well as remixing the likes of The Whip, Bjork and Felix Da Housecat, compiling and mixing Harmless records brilliant Art of Acid compilation and still manages to fit in DJing all over the world.
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