Inkwell is an improvisational LIVE techno and house duo from the label Danksoul. They have been honing their skills on dance floors across Canada for years and have developed a live set that can be aggressive and subtle depending on the crowd. It is always improvised and always unique.


In 2004, cinch (Cam Smith begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting) and Ryan Trann met while studying audio engineering at the Art Institute of Vancouver-Burnaby. They became friends and created “Inkwell”, a product of two minds from vastly different backgrounds. The two bring their musical flavours together to produce a unique combination of techno and house; aggressiveness and subtelty. Rocking homemade gear in their live performance, these two Canadians are involved in all aspects of techno production. Truly jacks of all trades, you’ll find them designing sounds, hardware, and software, all as a means to an end; a seriously bumpin’ dancefloor. Minimal Techno is the backbone of their set, but it often veers in other more diverse territory without warning. Their spontaneity and improvisation when playing live, provides for a unique experience each time and the energy they put forth on stage translates to the studio effortlessly. Their productions vary, mixing genres and ideals, but in the end it always comes out sounding fresh and clean. Based in Vancouver, they’ve been performing in and around western Canada since 2006 as a part of the Danksoul Recordings crew, with whom they release with. Recently they have had releases on Pheek’s label Archipel Musique and Mathew Jonson’s Wagon repair. Currently they are slated to release Danksoul Recordings first 12” entitled “Inkwell – Kneesocks” with support from Hrdvsion as a remixer. Set to come out in February 2010.


Inkwell - Kneesocks (12", EP) Danksoul 2010
Rain Or Shine (4xFile, MP3) Archipel 2008

Love’s Duel EP (12”, EP) Melting Fire (Inkwell Remix) Wagon Repair 2008

Tracks Appear On:
Tsugi Bonus Digital 8 : Archipel (10xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) This Machine Is Just F… Tsugi Sampler 2009

Set List

We improvise our material, set length varies from 45 mins to 2 hours depending on the gig.