About

John Gilpin was born and bred in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. He started producing around the age of 19 and released the white label “EXCELLER8 – CAN YOU REACH” with then partner Raz, who ran the record shop Fourth wave. John and Raz then teamed up with 80’s house duo HOTLINE and came out with “JACO – SHOW SOME LOVE” which was signed by legendary label WARP. John then released SOLITAIRE GEE and BLACK MOJO with raz on WARP and also Started solo work under the name LEX LOOFAH and released “FREAKY DEAKY” also on WARP. John and Raz also teamed up with Warp artists RHYTHM INVENTION to produce “DTEK – DROP THE ROCK ep” on POSITIVA. They then started PHAT AS PHUCK records and had numerous releases Under Various names Including THE PHORCE along with other Artists they Liked before going their seperate ways, having also done many remixes. John has since had releases on labels WREKED, DUBLIN XPRESS, 22 DIGIT, NICE & NASTY, NASIMUS and the label he created RED ROBOT. Over the years he has been involved in music in many ways from playing Percussion in a jazz funk band to running his own studio to helping disadvantaged kids learn to produce and write their own music. He has also DJ’d at many venues all over the uk and europe Including the legendary HACIENDA and amsterdams THE ROXY and played at club nights Back To Basics, Cream and many more

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