Anthony Child, widely known as Surgeon, stands tall as a UK techno legend, a pioneer of innovation within the genre. Emerging onto the scene in the early 1990s, Surgeon quickly gained prominence within his home city of Birmingham, shaping a distinct sonic identity that combines raw industrial textures, intricate rhythms, and haunting melodies.
After a five-year hiatus, Surgeon made a triumphant return earlier this year with his full-length album, “Crash Recoil,” released via Tresor Records in March. Recently, he contributed to a compilation by Birmingham techno label House Of God, delivering a new track titled “Should Really Know Better By Now,” which masterfully taps into the heady, heavy techno grit that he’s renowned for.
As anticipation builds for his upcoming live set at Neopop Festival in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal, Surgeon has curated a playlist filled with deep dancefloor cuts that are sure to captivate electronic music enthusiasts. The playlist, titled “Surgeon’s Selections,” features tracks from talented artists like Batu, Metrist, Al Wooton, and a dub edit of Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, as well as Olof Dreijer’s recent Hessle Audio debut.
With a career spanning three decades, Surgeon’s influence on the techno genre is immeasurable. His ability to blend raw industrial elements with intricate rhythms has earned him a dedicated global following. Neopop Festival attendees can expect an electrifying live set from the maestro himself, taking them on a journey through his vast and captivating sonic landscape.
As the festival approaches, Surgeon’s playlist provides a taste of the mesmerizing sounds and rhythms that await the audience. His profound contributions to techno continue to leave an indelible mark on the music world, making him an enduring figure in the ever-evolving electronic music scene. So, get ready to be immersed in Surgeon’s Selections and experience the magic of this UK techno legend’s curated musical journey.
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