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DJ/ Producer/SELECTOR

biography

 Carl Grant and Tony Gallagher met on the fringes of the underground party scene in South East London. L.A. Synthesis AKA Linear System/Wave Effect was formed in South London in 1992. Originally from Liverpool and Birmingham, respectively. Discovering a shared and relatively eclectic pool of influences ranging from Model 500 and Black Dog to Kraftwerk and systems composer Steve Reich - the pair began experimenting with their own tracks, though it wasn't until promotional copies of Agraphobia began to emerge towards the end of 1994 that the duo started to attract attention. Agraphobia was a near-perfect debut, sewing a memorably trippy hook line (an exquisitely beautiful synth riff that was inspired by Reich's explorations in both minimalism and repetition) through a complex backdrop of clanking percussive and Detroit romanticism. Released on Plink Plonk with a Kenny Larkin remix, the single became a fixture in London's clubs, crossing over into both Detroit and ambient techno sets. Perhaps one of the most overlooked UK techno albums of the '90s. Matrix Surfer is a beautiful combination of second-generation Detroit romanticism and inventive grooves. Hard to find but definitely worth tracking down. Carl continues writing and producing music, and at present hosts, weekly/radio shows, Serendipity Transmits on Bloop London Radio and Point Blank DAB, alongside Kenny Swann aka The Barefoot Dj, and Kenny Cee aka Party Crashers, alongside regular guests, playing an eclectic blend of mainly US House, Techno, Disco, Nu Jazz with anything in between, expect some nice surprises on his shows.

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Discography

 

Singles

 

  • Agraphobia 7 versions Plink Plonk1994 

  • The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence 2 versions A131996 

  • Frozen Tundra EP 2 versions Shield Records1996 

  • Reich / Zebra ‎(12")Blue Basique BLUBQ0011996 

  • LA Synthesis vs. Johnny Astro - Doidy Dawg 3 versions evolution (17)1997 

  • Harmonic Disassembly 6 versions Evolution (17), Evolution (17)1997 

  • Agraphobia Relapse 2 versions De: tuned 2015

 

 

Albums

  • Matrix Surfer 2 versionsShield Records, [PIAS]1996 

  • Unreleased Live Tracks 4 versions Vortexian Recordings2008

 

 

 

Appearances

 

 

Singles & EPs 

 

  •  Dolphin Wave  Effect Maiden Flight 2 versions Groovetech Records2001

  • Wave Effect Almost Found Various - Skin Deep ‎(File, MP3, Comp) MinimalsoulMSRD 0052008 

  • Wave Effect Brainwasher Various - Vintage Synth Technique ‎(12", Comp) MinimalsoulMSR 003

  •  Electrospace Various - Earthlings ‎(59xFile, MP3, Comp, 320)Earthlings (2)none2016 

Remixes

 

 

  • Itsu - (La Synthesis Remix)Various - Touched Two (The Remixes) 3 version touched - Music For Macmillan Cancer Support2015 

  • Itsu (La Synthesis Remix)Warped weirdo - Touched Soundclash Mix ‎(2xFile, FLAC, Mixed)Touched - Music For Macmillan Cancer Support none 2015 

  • Itsu (La Synthesis Remix)Various - Tails Of The Unexpected 2 versions Pulse State

 

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