Musically rich, emotionally charged drum & bass has fast become the trademark sound of Pete Rogers and Andy Powell aka Technimatic, now firmly established as a mainstay of the Shogun Audio roster.
Having started making music together back in 2008 as Technicolour & Komatic, Pete and Andy released their first single ‘Preacher’ on Technique’s sister imprint Worldwide Audio in 2009. The duo went on to showcase their liquid-infused blend of hyper-coloured D&B on labels such as Critical, Hospital, Spearhead, Viper, SGN:LTD and even the seminal Good Looking Records, with Technicolour’s own official remix of LTJ Bukem’s ‘Music’. Shogun Audio were eager to recognise the potential of Technimatic and signed them exclusively in 2012 to their sister imprint SGN:LTD. They immediately signaled their intent, dropping one of the most successful releases in the label’s history, the formidable ‘Intersection’ EP.
2014 saw Technimatic standing tall as fully-fledged members of Shogun Audio’s entourage of electronic music artists, touring the world with an ever-increasing DJ schedule and releasing the drum & bass album of the summer, ‘Desire Paths’. Their beautifully constructed debut LP received acclaim from Radio 1, Resident Advisor and Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel, with Mixmag and Thump both ranking it in their top electronic albums of the year, culminating in a ‘Best Album’ gong at the National Drum & Bass Awards 2015.
Endorsed by Annie Mac, Eddy Temple-Morris, Gilles Peterson, Mistajam and Phil Taggart to name a few, the duo released the equally impressive ‘Flashbulb’ EP in summer 2015, as well as providing top level remixes for the likes of The Ephemerals and Aprés. After extensive tours in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, their eagerly awaited sophomore album ‘Better Perspective’ was released in summer 2016, to widespread acclaim and a nomination for ‘Beat Album’ at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards 2016.