Keith

Keith

Mastering, cutting and Recording Engineer
Better known as Radioactive Man, and to most perhaps best as one half of Two Lone Swordsmen with Andrew Weatherall: Formed in 1995, 7 albums and countless EP's and remixes, the Swordsmen ended up on the U.K's most prestigious label - Warp Records
"I started off in the traditional sense in the studio - making the tea and skinning up for 2 years, then getting in the studio on down time and learning"
Speak to many a contemporary and they cite Radioactive Man as one of their major influences and a producer and DJ doing very much his own thing, releasing 4 albums under that banner.
Co ran record Label Control Tower from 1999 -2005
Over the years, he’s put many accolades to his name – credited with co-producing with David Holmes the award winning ‘Lets Get Killed’, engineering the live sound for Sabres of Paradise on the Primal Scream UK tour in 96, being among the first to contribute to fabric’s mooted DJ mix series and for Tenniswood it’s still his Swordsmen era album ‘Tiny Reminders’ that is to this day one of his proudest moments.
Live, he’s performed in many stand out situations as Radioactive Man as resident at Bloc festival, regular sessions at London home as well as international festival and club dates – a highlight being at Sonar in front of 8000 international music fans before Detroit legends Jeff Mills and Mad Mike doing their X101 project..
Live situation for Keith has to be hardware. Extensive knowledge of the Akai MPC series, and the more recent Elektron boxes.
Recent
Last year a number of studio collaborations came to fruition with his project with Billy Nasty - RadioNasty - being released on rebirthed labels of legend Tortured and Electrix, a 3 track EP with dBridge (EXIT records) under the name dBRm came out at the end of last year on Craig Richard's The Nothing Special Label, with good response, including an end of year best electronic single on iTunes.
Worked again with David Holmes on a few film soundtracks over the years, the most recent being '71 - an extremely well received film about the troubles in Northern Ireland which came out end of last year.
On top of that a dub project originally recorded 6 years ago is out on new Label UNA Sound titled 'Dub Vault'
Keith and Lawrie also work together in the studio as Channel Xero.
So far this year a new 12" is out on another new label Reinhardt records titled 'White Light Monochrome'
A recent live set on the Boiler Room as Radioactive Man.

Curvepusher studio and mastering
After getting all his records cut with Lawrie at Curvepusher - Keith begged and hassled him to let him be in house engineer at his most amazing analogue studio which opened its doors last year for hire.
The studio has got to be one of the best in its field, not just for the selection of synths and drum machines but also we've been recording live drums to great effect, and vocals courtesy of a beautiful Neumann U87 Mic.
Full ability to keep it pure analogue and record to either 24 track 2 inch tape or the final mix on a half inch Studer.
Software knowledge : Pro Tools, Logic pro/ pro x and Cubase .
Clients have included Ivan Smaghhe, Craig Richards, dBridge, Richard Fearless, Billy Nasty, Trojan Dub Soundsystem, and Ali Love and Luca Cazal.
The last 2 years Lawrie has taught Keith mastering and cutting.
Keith's mastering philosophy? "Treat every job on its own merits, my respect and understanding of how much work goes into each EP and Album is due to the fact i've done and continue to do it myself. The fact i can record, mix, cut and master my own records is still the biggest buzz."

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