Dense & Pika got their break through a series of unique whitelabel techno reworks in 2011, quickly garnering the support of such luminaries as Scuba and Adam Beyer. With a number of floor-filling releases already under their belt through such labels as Drumcode and Hotflush, the British pair continue to turn heads with every step they take.
Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJs Alex Jones (Hypercolour label boss) and Chris Spero better known to many by his Glimpse alias.The duo first came into fruition in mid 2011 with a number of white label releases. It wasn’t long until they were noticed by Scuba and have since had multiple releases under their belt on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, Scuba’s acclaimed Hotflush imprint and have branched out onto the elusive Hypercolour. Dense & Pika have also been showing off their remixing talents by reworking the likes of Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Digitalism, Disclosure, KDA, Leftfield, Maya Jane Coles, X-Press 2 and also Paul Woolford’s ‘Erotic Discourse’, which won the DJ Mag category for ‘Best Remix’ in 2014.Touring across the globe on a weekly basis has seen the duo play at the cream of the world's clubs such as the now legendary Trouw (Amsterdam), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Gashouder (Amsterdam) and international festivals all over the world. Gaining club support from electronic music's finest DJ dignitaries such as Skream, Scuba, Chris Liebing, Breach, George Fitzgerald, Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Dusky and beyond.
Spending nearly everyday in the studio over the past decade, Ron Schubert is a musician and producer based in Barcelona and Washington DC. Under a dozen aliases, ‘Schubert’ has released music crossing genres and blurring experimental techniques and dance floor ready production.Over the past few years, Schubert has balanced the roles of a capable producer, live act, experimental artist and manager of Reverse Replay, which supports the catalogs of Black Swan Recordings and Aurora Music.In 2011, his debut on Sci+Tec, Cubist emerged and was played at nearly every festival by Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, and many other leading DJs finally used as the soundtrack to one of the official Time Warp videos. Soon after releases on Sci+Tec, Minus’s digital label Minus12 featured on the DJ Mag cover mount disc, and his own Black Swan have continued to reach a wider audience.Drift, a concept beginning on January 1, 2012, embarked on a yearlong succession of single releases. With a belief in the spontaneous nature of creativity, each piece represented continuous artistic inspirations and movements during that period either stylistically or composed just prior. Each week, music was presented for download creating a cohesive yet intricate 53-piece ‘album.’As a live act, Schubert has performed as a headlining and supporting act with dates in Paris, Budapest, New York, Ibiza, Miami, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Toulouse among others. Alongside Dubfire, he has performed as a live act across Europe during Sci+Tec events.2014 is set to be another productive year with more live dates and releases on Sci+Tec, as well as a collaboration weaving his anticipated LP with visual elements and gallery events.