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ALAN FITZPATRICK AND RESET ROBOT CONTINUE TO WREAK HAVOC WITH SECOND RELEASE ON ARMADA MUSIC: ‘SPACE DUST’

Hot on the heels of debuting on Armada Music with ‘Lotus’, long-time collaborators Alan Fitzpatrick and Reset Robot are piling on the momentum with a second trance-inspired techno belter: ‘Space Dust’.

Listen to Alan Fitzpatrick & Reset Robot – ‘Space Dust’

Almost solely constructed with ‘90s hardware, ‘Space Dust’ is akin to ‘Lotus’ in both sound and provenance (Devon Analogue Studio). Driving the space theme home with tremor-like kick drums and an ever-evolving synth melody, the track wastes no time in bringing about sonic carnage of a cosmic magnitude.

“Just like ‘Lotus’, ‘Space Dust’ was born out of our mutual love for trance music, especially the good ol’ days of ’99 to 2001”, Alan Fitzpatrick says. “We were hugely inspired by these sounds and wanted to capture some of that vibe whilst incorporating the edgy techno vibe we are most known for. We were lucky enough to get our hands on old hardware equipment that was used in the ‘90s, so we fired them up and made ‘Space Dust’ happen.”

“Alan and I wanted to create something that resonated with our musical past — an idea that came about near the end of a session at Devon Analogue Studio”, 
Reset Robot adds. “Using the Alesis Andromeda A6 for most of the sounds in this track, we managed to achieve a modern techno sound amongst the nostalgic floating pads and classic trance hook.”

One who hardly needs an introduction, Southampton-born techno legend Alan Fitzpatrick has spent the last decade carving out his musical niche and holding rank in the upper echelons of the underground electronic world. One of the most popular techno DJs in the world, he has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Carl Cox and Adam Beyer, performed at the world’s biggest clubs and festivals (including headlining Berghain), collaborated with acts such as CamelPhat, Skream, Sasha, Rebūke and Jamie Jones, and even had a hit on daytime BBC Radio 1.

Co-running Whistleblower Records in tandem with Alan Fitzpatrick, Reset Robot counts as one of the scene’s most exciting names. Influenced by clubs such as Fabric and Slinky, and DJs such as Sasha and John Digweed, his sound has graced some of techno’s most discerning labels, from Dubfire’s Sci+Tec to Adam Beyer’s Drum:code, Sven Väth’s Cocoon and Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave. On the live front, he juggles appearances at renowned clubs such as London’s Fabric and Tobacco Docks, Space in Miami and Panorama Bar in Berlin with globe-trotting tour schedules, taking him to the United States, the corners of Europe and, soon, Australia and South America.