The CV of London-based DJ/producer/label boss, Liam Wachs is something to marvel at. From his beginnings making “big dubstep stinkers” aged 16, to releasing music under various aliases and collaborative projects over the last six years, Wachs has since settled under the moniker Desert Sound Colony.

The music’s been non-stop. His early work as Desert Sound Colony took the shape of an electro-psychedelic group (live instruments and session musicians), but it wasn’t until he dropped the band act and ventured out solo as a versatile dance producer that things jumped up a gear. Wachs had a prolific 2019 with three EPs (Beta Burner, Zenome Archetype and Cartographer). He’s laid his protean character bare: moving from eerie “rave in a drainpipe” techno in 2018 (Tickle Me Pink EP) to bouncy 2-step and 4/4 UK garage beats a year on. Celebrated sets at Berghain and his old teenage haunt, Fabric in 2019, foretell exciting things ahead.

Photo by Kasia Zacharko.

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