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Downwards
Birmingham, United Kingdom

30 Releases
Website: downwards.tumblr.com/
 

Biography

Working solely within Britain's arm of Industrial might and decay in the Birmingham borough of Halesowen, Karl O'Connor (Regis) and Peter Sutton (Female) launched Downwards Records in late 1993 with the debut Hostage (O'Connor/Sutton) and Surgeon releases to manic acclaim. Magnetic electronic thunde
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Working solely within Britain's arm of Industrial might and decay in the Birmingham borough of Halesowen, Karl O'Connor (Regis) and Peter Sutton (Female) launched Downwards Records in late 1993 with the debut Hostage (O'Connor/Sutton) and Surgeon releases to manic acclaim. Magnetic electronic thunder cut dark swathes through the big parties for the first time with O'Connor's instantaneously recognizable black envelope of deep atmosphere and suffocating basslines. Skillfully keeping looped Industrial elements well within musical realms became O'Connor's forté and reputation with the early "Montreal", "Application of Language" and "We Said No" twelve-inches. The worldwide reactions to his backcatalog triggered a renewed focus on serious UK Techno heralded by the Downwards imprint. Without being market-led, it was a fresh new statement but most important for the sound was the unmistakable imprint of O'Connor's hand in the art. In 1996, O'Connor's progress reached crowning maturity with the Regis "Gymnastics" album steeped in the signature of his raw and dynamic edge. The sound was the uniqueness that he had been searching for which encapsulated and forged the cornerstone of both his and the label's identity. A deep-seated and vital root in the Birmingham Techno scene and sound, O'Connor's hard minimal techno is rife with subtle layers of complex textures, tones and loops. Although closely linked to the fiercely independent core of Downwards producers (Surgeon, Female, Portion Reform and Regis), Karl O'Connor's own sound and DIY ethos has kept Downwards well-respected while in the limelight and more importantly, without getting burned by it.  
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11-10-2018
Techno
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Seeing from above


 
   
Informal Beauty


 
   
Primitive Sleep


 
 
14-09-2018
Electronica
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Silent Notes


 
   
Fascination Sustain


 
   
Propagates of Desire (feat. Aaron Turner)


 
   
Actuality Repeats


 
 
24-08-2018
Alternative / Indie Rock
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Scream Machine


 
   
Lonesome


 
   
Will You Be Mine


 
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16-04-2018
Alternative / Indie Rock
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No Fish


 
   
Deep Fix


 
   
Dead Riot


 
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01-12-2017
Techno
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Possession/Control


 
   
Ascension


 
   
Radical Possibilities of Pleasure


 
 
01-12-2017
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Exit Stance


 
   
Motivated by Jealousy


 
   
Bullied by Love


 
   
Caveman


 
 
21-07-2017
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We Said No


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Allies


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24-10-2016
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Strong Proud Stupid and Superior


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Strong Proud Stupid and Superior II


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Strong Proud Stupid and Superior III


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15-08-2016
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System Living


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Silver Sun


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External Laws


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10-06-2016
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Nothing is for Free

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Nothing is for Free

Surgeon Mix

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Kontorded


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