MPIA3 ϟ Voltage Festival 2018

Tom Russell aka Truss - is a prolific British producer, remixer, collaborator and DJ.  While resolutely pushing towards new and futuristic structures, his sound takes influence from the UK’s hardcore and rave scenes, melded with a reverence for past innovators like Neil Landstrumm, Cristian Vogel and Surgeon.

A DJ set from Truss encompasses all the sounds, genres and approaches that have informed him; spitting out techno, industrial, EBM, italo, acid house, as well as the fruits of his numerous projects into a snarling mess of limbs, bodies and noise.

Multitudes of solo production alias’ and collaborative projects - from the disco influenced Blacknecks (w/Bleaching Agent) to full on rave tearout with Perc - have seen him use techno as a starting point for explorations into all areas of electronic music. His MPIA3 alias, killed off at the height of it's success, lives on in his current productions through the bare-bones club power it had summoned up.  The wider musical world has also been drawn to Russell’s sound, which has resulted in remix commissions for bands such as Liars and Depeche Mode.

The past couple of years have seen Truss working increasingly closely with his brother, Tessela. They jointly run the Poly Kicks record label, serving as a platform for their respective solo output as well as the ‘locked groove’ series of vinyl double packs. Most recently they launched their new collaborative project Overmono, having been signed to UK independent label XL Recordings.