Voltergeist

Voltergeist

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandEDMAlternative

Dark & Dubby Electronic Tech!!!

Voltergeist live sets cross the boundaries between brain tingling techno and deep psychedelic dub. Playing peak time slots as readily as (VERY) early morning 5AM chillout sets, or more festival friendly afternoon dub techno vibes. Grab a bottle of rum!

Biography

Voltergeist is producer Shaun Dowse, who uses a MacBook Pro with an array of synthesizers and strange electronic gadgets, live bass guitar and hand percussion (and occasionally saucepans) to produce twisted dub-techno music and remixes for established artists. He previously recorded under the "Emotiquon" guise.

As Voltergeist, he's produced dub-techno versions of tracks by African folk musician Jali Bakary Konteh, and kuduro band Figura (on Akwaaba Music), UK indie band Grand National (on Rob Da Bank's label Sunday Best), and Icelandic electronic-pop champions GusGus. There are also several popular "white label" Voltergeist remixes of Audion, Booka Shade, Laurent Garnier, Major Lazer etc which can be downloaded freely. Emotiquon releases include remixes for Heaven 17, Enter Shikari, Dot Allison, Shitdisco and Vendor Defender.

Shaun is currently working with ex-Ministry bass player Paul Barker, producing an original track to promote "FIX: The Ministry Movie"; a backstage documentary which is currently being screened at various film festivals in the US. The track "69 Psalmpled" will be included on the accompanying soundtrack album alongside new work by NIN, Korn, Skinny Puppy, Tool, and Soundgarden.

*RECENTLY ANNOUNCED as the WINNER of the DJ Krust "Warhead" remix contest, and Australian label Scattermusic winner of The Heatwave "Wardance" remix contest.

Voltergeist's twisted dubby music has been supported by highly influential DJs and tastemakers including Dubfire, X-Press 2, Harri (SubClub Glasgow), Nick Warren (Way Out West), Dom Chung (Chibuku), Carlos Agueda, Silicone Soul, Jet Project and Meat Katie!

Headlining the recent Tronic party at Basura Blanca in Glasgow on 8th April, Voltergeist is now ready to take his sounds out live. As Emotiquon, he's played onstage alongside Grand National at The Altitude Festival in Meribel, supported We Smoke Fags at infamous Glasgow venue King Tut's, and played a fair selection of underground house parties and raves (as Listmaker) from 1996. As the ex-frontperson of wacky psychedelic folksters The Pendulums (playing venues and festivals around the central belt of Scotland), he's certainly used to the stage.

Discography

Albums
Burnt & Buried [BADMPFREE023] - 23rd August 2011

EPs
Plotkin Road EP [MRR003] - 24th May 2010
Earthen Spirit Loops [MRR000] - 30th October 2008

Singles
69 Psalmpled [MRR666] - 27th December 2010

Remixes
KRUST - Warhead (Voltergeist Remix) 2011
THE HEATWAVE - Wardance (Voltergeist Remix) 2011
ROBY MANNARINI - Hot (Voltergeist "Warm N' Wet" Remix) 2009
GRAND NATIONAL - Cut By The Brakes (Voltergeist Mix) 2009
FIGURA - Ze Bula (Voltergeist Remix) 2010
BRENT SADOWICK - Only Way (Voltergeist Remix) 2009
THE DIRTY DISCO - White Room (Voltergeist Remix) 2010
JALI BAKARY KONTEH - Combination (Voltergeist Version) 2010
THE DIRTY DISCO - Storyteller (Voltergeist Remix) 2010

Set List

Typical 1HOUR Dub-Tech Set:

Crimson Forest
The Oldest Oak
Bones
Plotkin Road
Ectoplasmic Overlord
O' Nikolai
Who Bites The Lions?
Quarry House

I also perform more aggressive Industrial/Acid sets, or more laid back dub heavy sets.