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Growing up in different areas of England, on a steady diet of Motown, Techno & the blossoming UK Hardcore scene, his productions manage to encompass such a wide range of these influences. Starting out DJ’ing with a bunch of like minded friends on pirate radio stations while still in school, ASC soon found himself getting interested in how the tracks he was playing were made. This led to an investment in a modest studio setup, which proved to be a defining point in James’ life.

An initial batch of tracks were written between 1997-1999, and eventually a 7 track demo appeared, ...read more

Growing up in different areas of England, on a steady diet of Motown, Techno & the blossoming UK Hardcore scene, his productions manage to encompass such a wide range of these influences. Starting out DJ’ing with a bunch of like minded friends on pirate radio stations while still in school, ASC soon found himself getting interested in how the tracks he was playing were made. This led to an investment in a modest studio setup, which proved to be a defining point in James’ life.

An initial batch of tracks were written between 1997-1999, and eventually a 7 track demo appeared, of which 6 were signed to West Midlands based Nu Directions, and the remaining track was signed to LTJ Bukem’s well known Good Looking Records. After a handful of successful releases on these labels and a few others, James started his own label, Covert Operations, which went on to put out a total of 30 vinyl releases & 8 CD’s between 2000 & 2009.

After receiving much praise for his intricately detailed and well thought out productions, ASC amassed a serious back catalogue of releases on some of the most forward thinking labels out there, such as 720 Degrees, Offshore, and Paradox’s Outsider label. Tracks like Starkwood, and the critically acclaimed Porcelain attracted the attention of Instra:mental, who were quick to pick up on his talent. Upon teaming up with Instra:mental, ASC’s work has featured prominently in the Autonomic Podcasts, and NonPlus+ will be releasing a full length ASC album in 2010. Collaborations with Instra:mental, dBridge, Consequence & Vaccine are some of the fruits of this labour and will furthermore cement ASC’s reputation of being able to craft some of the finest electronic music out there.

DJ’ing has been a big part of ASC’s career so far, and has seen him travel the world. He has played at some the best venues all over Europe, including the world famous Sziget festival in Hungary, toured Australia & played all over the USA. The USA proved to be popular with James, and led to him relocating to San Diego in the winter of 2004, where he now currently resides. « hide

Similar Bands: Instra:mental, Dan Habarman, dBridge, Consequence, Code 3

LPs
Truth Be Told
2014

3.7
6 Votes
Time Heals All
07/15/2013

4
21 Votes
Out Of Sync
07/02/2012

3.8
16 Votes
The Light That Burns Twice As Bright
2011

3.3
6 Votes
Nothing Is Certain
2010

3.9
14 Votes
Heights Of Perception
2009

3.2
8 Votes
The Astral Traveller
2009

4
40 Votes
Open Spaces
2004

3.8
6 Votes
Environments
2003

3.9
4 Votes
EPs
Archival​:​02 EX​.​EP
12/09/2013

Programme 02
11/04/2013

4
10 Votes
Programme 01
09/10/2013

4
6 Votes
Machine Love
07/15/2013

4.2
22 Votes
Polemic
05/13/2013

3.6
2 Votes
Sonic Assault
04/16/2013

3.1
4 Votes
Flood Tide Rising
04/15/2013

2.8
3 Votes
Solenoid
03/04/2013

3.4
3 Votes
Proton/Electron
02/05/2013

3.6
3 Votes
Lost Sync - Part 2
11/05/2012

3.5
1 Votes
Lost Sync - Part 1
09/17/2012

3.5
2 Votes
The Gradient Project
02/27/2012

3.8
2 Votes
TMA-1
01/30/2012

3.3
3 Votes
Boundary Scan
01/19/2012

3.5
1 Votes
No Secrets/Zenith
01/16/2012

3.8
2 Votes
Time Is Now
2011

2.5
1 Votes
Droids/Never Enough
2011

3.5
1 Votes
Archival:01 EX.EP
2011

3.3
2 Votes
3rd Eye
2011

2.8
2 Votes
Another Late Night/Gestures
2011

Ghost Train
2011

3.5
1 Votes
Images
2011

4
2 Votes
Brainscan/Zone One
2011

3.9
1 Votes
Saturnine
2011

3
2 Votes
Stutter/Leviathan
2011

3.9
3 Votes
Symbol #1
2011

3.7
2 Votes
Ambitronic
2011

3
2 Votes
Comsat/The Lair
2011

3.8
1 Votes
Machines
2011

3
2 Votes
Starkwood/Reform
2011

3.9
1 Votes
Advent/The Glow
2010

2.9
2 Votes
Certainties
2010

3.3
2 Votes
Phobos/Oort Cloud/Matter Of Time
2010

4.5
1 Votes
Porcelain/Focus Inwards
2009

4.1
2 Votes
The Pursuit/Frozen Shores
2009

4.3
4 Votes
Sci-Files Volume Six
2008

3.9
1 Votes
Sci-Files Volume Five
2008

4.2
2 Votes
Sci-Files Volume Four
2008

4
1 Votes
Sci-Files Volume Three
2008

3.8
1 Votes
Sci-Files Volume Two
2008

3.7
1 Votes
Sci-Files Volume One
2008

4.2
1 Votes
Energy Core/Greyscale
2007

3.9
1 Votes
Datastream/Aftershock/Starbeams
2007

4.2
2 Votes
Confusion/Secret Weapon
2007

3.7
1 Votes
Orbit/Critical Orbit
2007

4.3
2 Votes
Distress Signal/Second Sight
2006

3.8
1 Votes
Visible Light
2006

4
1 Votes
Recharge/Quadraxis/Venus
2006

3.9
1 Votes
Atlantic Breeze/Sunrise
2006

3.7
1 Votes
Resolution (Remix)/Kismet/Highbrow
2006

4.3
2 Votes
Snowstorm/Tension
2006

Drum Track 3 (Heatsink)/Fresh
2005

3.4
1 Votes
Space Probes/Solar Winds
2005

3.2
1 Votes
Numatic/Pegasus 77/Streamline
2005

3.3
1 Votes
Forcefield/Zero Sequence/Cohesion
2005

3
1 Votes
System Shock/Static Shock
2004

3.7
1 Votes
Windchime/Offworld Tides/Stature
2003

3.3
1 Votes
Photosphere/Drum Track 1/Vitrisse
2002

3
1 Votes
Tenth Zone East/Mind Control
2002

3.8
1 Votes
Ethereal Images/Serenity
2001

3.6
1 Votes
Silver Breeze/Resolution
2001

3.3
1 Votes
Cataclysm/Solemn Thoughts
2001

3.7
1 Votes
2019 - The Nexus Spiral/Surface Tension
2000

3.4
1 Votes
Lifeforce/Reverse Polarity/Chrysalis
1999

3.5
1 Votes
Compilations
The Remix EP
02/18/2013

4.1
1 Votes
RA.233
2010

4.3
3 Votes
Remixes and Collaborations
2006


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