Technoir and Pretty Simple are proud to present and welcome back UK techno icon Ade Fenton. It’s been just under 5 years since Ade’s last performance. Those fortunate enough to have caught him at either Wet Musik’s All Stars warehouse event or even previously alongside Dave Clarke at the Chevron, would confidently testify on just how memorable and energetic his set were! Armed with a ton of brand new tunes, Mr Fenton is ready to do battle once again. Expect traditional and modern sounds to be represented in his only Melbourne solo show.
In 2008, Ade Fenton celebrated 10 years as an established dj and artist within the world techno scene. During that time, he has gone on to establish himself as a respected record producer for artists including electronic music legend Gary Numan, and also playing keyboards in his band.
In 1998, Fenton released the now legendary ‘Coded’ EP on his own Advanced label, and since then he has continued to deliver his own brand of harsh, twisted dance-floor beats with over 50 releases and remixes on labels such as Potential, Ground, Planet Rhythm, Audio, Zenit, Primate, Primevil and Perverter.
Fenton is also a busy international dj with a schedule that has taken him across the globe, from Europe to North and South America, from Malaysia to Australia. He has now held his residency at English techno superclub Atomic Jam for 10 years and he continues to electrify audiences worldwide with his fierce and unique dj sets that fuse thunderous techno funk and electro and combining them with his well documented love of industrial artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Aphex Twin. He has regularly appeared on BBC Radio One, recording dj sets for their ‘Live at Maida Vale’ and Mary Anne Hobbs programmes, as well as appearing on Dave Clarke’s White Noise radio show on numerous occasions.
In 2005, Fenton’s career took a dramatic twist when world famous electro-industrial godfather and innovator Gary Numan asked him to co-produce and co-engineer his album ‘Jagged’, which was released worldwide by Mortal Records in March 2006. The album was released to huge critical acclaim, reaching number 3 in the BBC Indie chart.
In 2007, the long awaited release of his debut artist album ‘Artificial Perfect’ on his industrial/electronic label Submission saw Fenton achieve cult status, a UK Top 75 chart single with ‘The Leather Sea’ and regular plays of the spectacular video for his single ‘Healing’ on MTV2.
In late 2008, Fenton returns with his first new techno release in almost two years, continues to manage a busy schedule including dj dates, live shows and festival appearances and once again teams up with Gary Numan with a new double CD ‘Jagged Edge’ and is currently in the studio producing his new album ‘Splinter’, set for release in spring 2009.
Local support include: Tronikelesch Live, Ben Cromack, Ranjit Nijjer, Dave Pham, Simon Slieker, Mike Callander, Matt Radovich, Dean Millson and Sam Master K
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