No Bounds

Rob Gordon

Hope Works - Saturday (Night)

Described by Chakk and Moloko’s Mark Brydon as “a studio prodigy”, Rob Gordon is regarded by many in techno as one of British dance music’s unsung heroes. After a youth spent building reggae sound systems, DJ mixers and audio equipment, he bagged a job at Chakk’s FON studio and quickly became one of the UK’s most in-demand studio engineers and mixers. Yet it is his contribution to the development of “bleep and bass” techno – British dance music’s first sub-bass driven genre – that Gordon is most celebrated. He

Described by Chakk and Moloko’s Mark Brydon as “a studio prodigy”, Rob Gordon is regarded by many in techno as one of British dance music’s unsung heroes. After a youth spent building reggae sound systems, DJ mixers and audio equipment, he bagged a job at Chakk’s FON studio and quickly became one of the UK’s most in-demand studio engineers and mixers. Yet it is his contribution to the development of “bleep and bass” techno – British dance music’s first sub-bass driven genre – that Gordon is most celebrated. He found, produced and mixed many of the earliest Warp releases, including those by LFO, Nightmares on Wax and his own group, Forgemasters, and became the go-to engineer and remixer for artists and labels wanting sub-heavy, high-tech productions and remixes. His debut solo album, 1996’s Rob Gordon Projects, brilliantly incorporated elements of techno, house, dub and jungle, and is now considered one of British dance music’s most overlooked LPs. Gordon recently returned to DJing after decades out of the game, with his home city appearance at No Bounds being his highest profile set since the 1990s.