THE LUCES PHENOMENA
Brighton techno party The Luces Phenomena have invited me to be their new resident DJ.
Our aim is that you leave every party with us having experienced something completely euphoric, life-changing and mind-blowing.
The next Luces Phenomena party is at The Volks, Brighton Seafront on Saturday 14th January 2023.
Super Early Bird tickets are just £5+bf
I had the pleasure of talking to Darren from The DJ Sessions at ADE in October just before The Dark Album was released.
We talked about...
My career as a DJ
AI and Ghost Producing
The essence behind The Dark Album
The value of diversity in dance music
Advice on starting independent label
Click the link below to watch the full 15 minute interview.
THE DARK ALBUM by Ross Harper is out now...
“Striking LP, perfect for Halloween and beyond”
Niamh Ingram, Mixmag
“9/10, an ode to the modern”
Baxxter, Faze Mag
“lovely addition to the 90s influenced IDM canon”
Acid Ted Blog
“from Spielberg to the Hacienda…near revelatory”
Charlotte de Witte, KNTXT
“Deep Life is cool”
Sasha, Global Underground
“Best thing I have heard recently”
Simon Slieker, Fnoob
What the music press have to say...
Electronic Groove - https://electronicgroove.com/ross-harper-presents-the-dark-album/
The Music Essentials - https://themusicessentials.com/music/ross-harper-the-dark-album/
DECODED MAGAZINE FEATURE & GUEST MIX
To celebrate the release of THE DARK ALBUM Decoded Mag invited me to share a 2 hour guest mix.
I also took the opportunity to share some thoughts on the beautiful complexity that can be found in today's techno music, and also the dangers of losing one's identity in the race to find success.
TECHNO MOOD INTERVIEW
I chatted with Techno Mood about things like...
>Music production methods
>Psychedelic rock music
>The rise of the female DJ
>The 2nd World War
>The power of resistance
Click here or the link below...
LISTEN BACK TO MY DJ SET FROM SISYPHOS, BERLIN
I am speechless about this set, although I do try to find some words in my latest blog post. But if you just wanna hear it yourself, click the button below. Thank you to everyone there who went all out with me <3 <3 <3
Ross Harper Live
MY LATEST NEWS…
18/11/22 - Decoded Mag Feature & Guest Mix - CLICK HERE
16/11/22 - I chatted with TECHNO MOOD about some stuff - CLICK HERE
15/11/22 - Check out my November FAZE MAG Chart - CLICK HERE
06/11/22 - Mixmag feature on THE DARK ALBUM - CLICK HERE
31/10/22 - THE DARK ALBUM is out now - CLICK HERE
13/10/22 - THE DARK ALBUM OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY - FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER - MORE INFO
13/10/22 - Listen back to my 3hr set from Sisyphos, Berlin - CLICK HERE
29/09/22 - NARCISSIST - the third single from my forthcoming THE DARK ALBUM is OUT NOW - CLICK HERE
22/09/22 - MUSIC IS 4 LOVERS invited me to share a Fresh Faces guest mix - CLICK HERE
08/09/22 - Worthing people! Join me on Friday 30th September for a Spin Cycle party at The Cellar Arts Club - CLICK HERE
03/08/22 - BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - Join me on Friday 26th August at Brighton Music Hall for the RAVE CITY WARM UP from 8pm, then on Sunday 28th August at RAVE CITY, CLUB COALITION, BRIGHTON, I'm playing 2 sets, a deep house set on the Terrace and a techno set in Room 2 later on - FREE ENTRY - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
03/08/22 - BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - Join me on Monday 29th August for DESIRE at CLUB UNION, VAUXHALL this is a super cool after hours party - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
28/07/22 - ZEITGEBER, the next single from my forthcoming THE DARK ALBUM is out now - CLICK HERE
27/07/22 - ELECTRONIC GROOVE have invited me to share a techno podcast - CLICK HERE
30/06/22 - "DEEP LIFE" is released, the first glimpse of my forthcoming "THE DARK ALBUM" - CLICK HERE
15/06/22 - Like That Underground! invited me to share a guest mix - CLICK HERE
RADIO SHOWS / DJ MIXES / GUEST PODCASTS
MUSIC IS 4 LOVERS "Fresh Faces" guest mix - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Electronic Groove Techno podcast - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
LIKE THAT UNDERGROUND podcast - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
My weekly RAVER'S GUIDE TO WELLNESS show - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
My monthly New Music show - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Refuge Worldwide (Berlin) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
6AM Group (LA) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Panspermia (Berlin) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Ozomatli Show (Italy) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
MODE FM (London) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Empty Plate Radio (Miami) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
Raheem Radio (Milano) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
1020 Radio (Bristol) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
B2B with Spatial Lahna (Bogota) - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW
EVERY NOW AND AGAIN A DJ TURNS UP WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING
Welcome to my website, here you will find out more about me as a DJ and artist, when I say artist, I mean "music producer" but you know for me, music is art, music is devotion, it is a deep expression.
I love playing long DJ sets, like preferably 5 or 6 hours to really go on a musical journey. Just like my production work, my musical style is varied, although always centred around house, techno and ambient. I follow my feeling, I create the atmosphere, I hold the space.
And the inspiration behind my music comes from deep, wonderful and perfect places; distant dreams, conceptual stories, profound thoughts and evocative feeling.
As well as the music is beautiful artwork, some painted by me, but also some created by artists I am working with to bring my concepts to canvas and digital mediums. So you've joined me at an special time, a time where many aspects of my creative world are blossoming.
You can keep in touch by joining my mailing list and if you like what I offer please share my website on your social media. I am based in Brighton in the UK.
If you would like to book me for a DJ set just click here.
FEEL EP - A STORY ABOUT UKRAINE
Due to the crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the Russian state against innocent Ukrainians, I thought it would be right to bring my FEEL EP back to the front of my website.
The background story...
As I stood in the crowd at the Kultura Zvuka club in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, my head down, eyes closed, dancing to DJ Nastia and Daria Kosolova playing the warm up set for the NECHTO Records party, there was this sensation of someone nudging their foot against the side of my foot.
When I opened my eyes, there was no one there. So I closed my eyes again and continued to dance. But there it was again. The sense of someone nudging their foot against my foot.
So I opened my eyes and looked round, there was a dark haired girl standing next to me, about two or three feet away. But her foot was nowhere near mine. So again I closed my eyes, and kept dancing, it was a deep groove as the gig was still warming up, so my dance was chilled, like a meditative building of inner presence.
But there it was again this sensation of someone gentle putting their foot, their shoe against my shoe, and applying some pressure, nudging against the side of my foot. So I opened my eyes a third time, and there was only this girl who could have done this, but her foot was nowhere near mine, she was still several feet away.
So I thought to myself “what is going on here? I must try and talk to her”. So I tentatively said “hello” in English, but she replied that she did not really speak very good English. And I noticed on her wrist, there was a tattoo in what must have been Russian handwriting, I asked her what it meant, she replied, “FEEL”.
And I thought to myself, yes, that makes sense, FEEL.
So when I returned to the UK I began writing this EP, constantly checking in with myself, reflecting back to that moment, in that space, with those soulful people, and that magical girl with that special, special gift, FEEL.
A selection of feedback as follows…
“Got me!“ Pinky Rose (Zeit)
“Superb deep leftfield vibe” Marek Moskalus (Moskalus)
“Dope” Dean Paul de Leon (Droid Recordings)
“Excited” Lars Tuncay (Persona Non Grata)
“Exactly what I love in techno is represented here” Harry Ruffner (Noice!)
“Feel IV is what i feel for. thanks. sound uber” Jorkes (Freeride Millenium)
“really nice EP, great sound, great mood” Leporelo FM / RTVS
“All tracks are great but I really love "Feel II” Vialocal (Audiophile Deep)
“Perfect sound for my radioshow! Will be played, 5/5 thanks” Athen (Rauschzeit)
“Amazing EP. Thanks” Gabriel Ferreira (Ninefont)
“Great sound” Dario Sorano (Hybrid Records)
TECHNO DREAMER IS OUT NOW!
TECHNO DREAMER is about the old and the new. An autobiographical signature about Ross Harper’s outlook on life, heavily influenced by his intense youth spent in the London 90s club scene, and then a life dedicated to following a passion to explore electronic music in all its depths. Techno Dreamer is intentionally fun and a subtle wind up to any techno artist who becomes obsessed that techno must be dark. Why can’t techno be fun? Why can’t techno artists wear bright colours? In the words of Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin”
The “B side” - FENCES - this is the first track Ross Harper ever produced, this was back in 2003. The story goes, Ross was in his first year in a Music Production degree and his tutor heard the track and passed it to an A&R contact in a German techno label. They wanted to sign it, but Ross was not ready to let it go. The vocal sample “you scare me sometimes” is a recording of Ross Harper’s voice and is a quote from a girl Ross had fallen in love with, needless to say they never got together. There is no fear in love.
Arrangement and Production – Ross Harper
Mastering – Joe Farr
Artwork – Sauriêl Creative
EFUNK EP IS OUT NOW!
(06/08/2021) Welcome to my “e-Funk” EP, a thumping infusion of past, present and future.
The past – it’s impossible not to feel the psychedelia of early influences, bands like Led Zeppelin and The Doors, intense dark trippy vibes, so let’s call this 1965. Next of course you can feel the original techno energy, from my teenage roots in the 90s London rave scene, so let’s call this 1995.
The artwork is also a nod to 90s London rave with a cheeky echo of the infamous Blu Peter & Mrs Wood “Bitter & Twisted” album, released on React Records. Furthermore, the typeface used is a stylistic throwback to a childhood 80s video game called “R-TYPE”.
Present and future - reflecting on these past phenomenon of the 60s hippie movement and the 90s rave movement, it now feels like we are now approaching the next such epoch, 1965 to 1995 is 30 years, 1995 to 2025 will be another 30 years, in a post pandemic world it is easy to see how such a musical movement is poised to happen, we are on the verge of the next chapter and right now we are in the “prologue” if you will.
My eFunk EP is aggressive, confrontational, “in your face”, experimental, leftfield drum machine techno. Not just “thrown together”, but meticulously programmed and worked to a method that would have been at home in the 90s techno production process, one of recording drum machine loops and then feeding those back into samplers, to then be re-sequenced.
Originally this was analogue system of working, but I've recreated it in the touch screen digital domain, using only iPhones and iPads with all files being transferred via the Cloud, so at no point in the process has a single cable been utilised.
So, welcome! The past, present and future are right here.
"9/10" Faze Mag
"Great tunes, awesome sounds, very special" Wolfgang Dorninger (Radio Fro)
"Gorgeous" Gai Barone (Afterglow Records)
"Noice" Ester Duijn (Tresor & Gegen)
"Will play" Takkyu Ishino (Wire, Womb)
"Fresh sounding techno" Blair Miller (The Letter)
Arrangement and Production – Ross Harper
Mastering – Koschitzky Mastering
Artwork – Chalu Design