Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I first stumbled Deadbeat aka Scott Monteith (Canada) sifting through one of the many records stores in Berlin. Id previously been reading up on early 90's techno pioneers Monolake and found a remix 12" of Monolake classic Plumbicon. The 12" featured a Rebreather remix and a Deadbeat remix, the Deadbeat remix caught my ear and I subsequently purchased the record.

Funnily enough the next day at another record store I stumbled across another 12" of his. 'Teach The Devils Son' dark, moody and progressive. The 12" itself is slit between Deadbeat and fellow Berlin Dub Don Fenin. From there on their was no looking back on Deadbeats heavily dub laden minimal.

From 1999 to late 2003, Scott worked for the Montreal based company 'Applied Acoustics Systems', makers of a range of critically acclaimed software synthesizers, he also wrote for Computer Music Magazine which in turn lead to his musical expertise being called upon for the 2007 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy in Melbourne, Australia. Deadbeat has also performed at Sonar (Barcelona), Transmediale (Berlin) and Mutek (Montreal) music festivals.

Since producing full time as of 2000 you'll find that Deadbeat has quite the discography with four full lengths and a host of eps and remixes, find out more here

Be Sure to check out his Ghost Ships remix featuring Spaceape who recently collaborated with Martyn in 'Is This Insanity'.

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