Head of Bulletdodge Records, Gareth Whitehead is a vastly experienced producer, remixer, DJ and artist that has established his own signature brand of deep and dubby tech-house and minimal. His tracks are defined by a crisp, clean production style that highlights his engineering background, yet retain the tasteful musicality and dynamic consideration of an individual that is truly a music lover and artist.
After many years of underground success on labels such as Naked Lunch Records, Parallel 125, Audio Culture Recordings, Twerok, Dioxide and Dancefloor Emergency Services , Gareth set up techno label Edit/Select with Soma legend Anthony Scott (Percy X).An outstanding underground success, Gareth’s tracks have been charted and supported by Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Derrick May, Joey Beltram, James Ruskin and many more.
In 2007, Gareth set up his own label, Bulletdodge Records as an outlet for his prolific output, as well as creating a suitable environment in which a wealth of international talent could express itself. Mainly concentrating on tech-house and minimal but never afraid of progression and experimentation, the label has grown to be ubiquitous on Beatport charts thanks to massive support from Laurent Garnier, Christian Smith, Ben Sims, Konrad Black, Martin Landsky, Tadeo, Deep Dish, Anderson Noise plus many more.
After releases and remixes from Spektre, Gene Hunt, Alex Young, Nico Diorio, Hans Bouffmyhre, Roel Salemink, Loweck, My Evil Twiin, Electro Voodoo and Shelley Parker, the label continues to go from strength to strength, yet Gareth’s philosophy remains deep underground, embedded in the community spirit that has seen the electronic music scene become an international enigma and a true alternative.
With releases scheduled for the remainder of the year and beyond, the self-confessed workaholic will remain the driving force behind Bulletdoge Records whilst maintaining a monthly residency and taking Bulletdodge on the road to showcase the labels talent and his own stunning live show.
EMAIL INTERVIEW 05.15.13
Apart Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Gareth Whitehead For me its always been about productions first and foremost. I enjoy DJ-ing but it was never the first thing that attracted me to dance music. Id say the initial electronic artists that had an impact on me were acts like The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, The Orb and then from there I started listening to specific genres of Dance music.
Apart Do you have any of your own productions out? If so on what labels?
Gareth Whitehead Ive just released an EP on Steve Bug’s Audiomatique with X-Press 2 and Werner Niedermeier. To date Ive released on Poker Flat, Compost, Kling Klong plyus many more. Not to mention Bulletdodge and WiN. Got a remix and a single coming out on KMS too very soon!
Apart Name one track that we can expect to hear you play Friday at Studio 200?
Gareth Whitehead I tend to play mostly Bulletdodge material, so there will be lots from the catalogue being played plus some new gems.