This week’s guest mix comes from a veteran of the electronic music scene best known as one half of Two Lone Swordsmen, and one of EE’s favourite producers Radioactive Man!!
Having just released ‘The Engine EP’ his next offering ‘The Room EP’ will be hitting the shops March 26th both on the Wang-Trax record label. A full album titled ‘Waits and Measures’ will be out start of April 2012.
In celebration of all this I’ve asked Radioactive Man to make something special for Electronic Explorations, so here your find a full 90 minute mix taking over the entire EE show.
“This mix features all 4 tracks from The Engine EP, and some unreleased bits – Eastern Digital ‘Protractor’ a collaboration between myself and Lee Graves (Derallieur) ’10 years’ myself and Dexorcist, and a remix of Scanone’s ‘Andromeda’ Forthcoming on Yellow Machines Label. The Brink is Bass Junkie and myself ” For Bookings contact Lou
Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man and one half of Two Lone Swordsmen alongside Andrew Weatherall) has been privy to some of the most twisted machine funk to emanate from the UK in the last decade, and has hooked up with production partner Billy Nasty for the project Radionasty. Billy has taken techno to the world via his DJ sets and Tortured label.
Radioactive Man (aka Keith Tenniswood) began his musical career, aged nine, when his father thrust a guitar in his hand. Destiny also took charge when he met up with Jagz Kooner and Andrew Weatherall - The Sabres Of Paradise – at night-clubs like ‘The Drum Club’, ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Sabresonic’ and began working with Weatherall manipulating the front of house sound on the Sabres tour.
Having been an integral part in the Weatherall studio set up, it seemed a natural step that upon the demise of Sabres, Weatherall and Tenniswood should arise from the debris and form their own production team, the Two Lone Swordsmen. In 1996 they released their first album together as the Swordsmen, entitled ‘The Fifth Mission-Return To The Flightpath Estate’ on Weatherall’s own Emissions imprint. They have since recorded for Warp Records and Rotters Golf Club.
Outside of the Two Lone Swordsmen, Tenniswood leant his talents to David Holmes’ ‘Lets Get Killed’ album and has also worked with The Aloof, Primal Scream and Red Snapper.
He released his debut album also titled “Radioactive Man” on Rotters Golf Club, in September 2001. The album received many plaudits (amongst them, “One of the UK’s most underrated DJ/producers”) and established him as a producer in his own right, disassociating him from the 2 Lone Swordsman moniker. He has since released the album ‘Booby Trap’ and today he can be found DJing in the UK and overseas most weekends, and still finds the time to work on his own label Control Tower which he set-up with Simon Brown, aka The Dexorcist.