- 7 years ago
An unassuming duo comprised of members Beeks and Trias, Ancient Methods sent shockwaves through the dance music underground last year with their loose trilogy of eye-catchingly packaged EPs – First Method, Second Method and Third Method. Their reputation was swiftly cemented when they contributed a track to a split 12″ from experimental-leaning British label RSB, and collaborated with Regis (Downwards/Sandwell District) as Ugandan Methods on Mat Oput – 1/2.
Ancient Methods’ FACT mix was recorded live at the Life Festival in Ireland earlier this year. “We recorded with an extra, external microphone to capture some of that live atmosphere,” they tell us via e-mail. This is techno that pines for and evokes the cavernous clubs, warehouses and repurposed industrial spaces that nurtured the sound in the early 90s, a time when the music and surrounding culture had no sense of its own future and the limitations that would come with it. True electronic body music.