Alongside the relaunch of Tortured, with the first EP released in January 2013, Billy Nasty also announces the return of Tortured’s sister label, Electrix.
Electrix was more experimental in nature and released a mixture of dancefloor-friendly electro and deeper techno, inspired by the sounds of Miami, Detroit and those deep and dubby releases by the hugely influential Basic Channel. It was famous for getting techno producers like Cari Lekebusch, Umek, Phil Kieran and Chris McCormack on the electro tip but also for releasing quality tracks from the likes of Dynarec, Mr Velcro Fastener, Transparent Sound, Max Durante and Keith Tucker who were already known for that sound. The label now picks up where it left off, blurring the lines between techno, electro and electronica without being self-indulgent and losing its grip on the dancefloor.
The techno imprint Tortured was established in 1997 by Billy Nasty and went on to considerable success and critical acclaim with releases from the likes of The Advent, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, Dave Angel, Space DJz, Hertz and Umek. It was without doubt one of the UK’s leading Techno labels of its time, an era that many people now refer to as the golden age of banging techno.
Now in 2013 the label rises again with the first release from RadioNasty with their “Breakin Bad EP”, which includes two killerrr remixes from Ben Sims.