Dr. Beardsley is my latest pet project – an alter ego for heavier stuff. Bassy techno & house to start with but I might touch on some drum & bass.I spent this past weekend coming up with several sketches for a live set – some might be fleshed out into full tracks, some may remain just live performance pieces. Here’s a super raw mix-down of a few of them: Dr. Beardsley teasers by SnugSo far it’s all 100% raw analog basslines – no post-processing or anything. This will hopefully be a key part of the Beardsley sound: raw & gritty.I hope to go primarily in the direction of the third clip as I feel this is a bit more accessible, although the harder stuff is fun as hell too and really nostalgic for me (I used to DJ a lot of hard techno) so I’m going to try to find a reasonable balance.Watch the SoundCloud for more teasers and hopefully stay tuned for some live performances!Biography:
Dr. Beardsley’s patients have a 25% survival rate. He finds this statistic disappointing – he was hoping for zero.
If you listen to Dr. Beardsley’s music he will write prescriptions for you – prescriptions for ANYTHING you want. (Dr. Beardsley is above the law. In fact, he pioneered modern law, but that’s a story for another day)
Beardsley grew up eating Swedish Berries and listening to Swedish techno. He chose the medical profession as means to raise money for his early retirement. His credentials include a degree from Dr. Nick’s back alley Medical School and countless hours of exploratory surgery on neighbourhood pets.
Beardsley first started tinkering with electronic music at work. On lunch breaks he would rig up broken EKGs to an old sequencer he bought at a garage sale. Eventually he would go on to purchase more appropriate tools, but he still has a special place in his heart for the sound of a modded EKG.
He would also go on to invent a form of hard techno called “Beardstep” as a backlash against the dubstep movement. It was extremely popular with middle-aged housewives, which he still finds himself having to fend off everywhere he goes.