Whenever Alan Fitzpatrick and Reset Robot share song credits, the electronic music realm is on the receiving end of an indomitable techno banger. Touching down on Armada Music for their joint label debut, the longtime collaborators deliver a hypnotic techno record that will surely push the crowd to its limits.
Partially rooted in ‘90s trance, ‘Lotus’ symbolizes the blooming U.K. techno scene. Setting the mood with sweeping pads, adamant kick drums and a persistent bassline that keeps listeners in a club-centric state of mind, ‘Lotus’ is powerful, pure and a must-play in every late-night DJ set.
“We wrote a large chunk of this track at the Devon Analogue Studios”, Alan Fitzpatrick says. “We wanted to capture the free spirit and energy of some of our late ‘90s, early-noughties trance influences, all the while adding a more techno drive to the track.”
One who hardly needs an introduction, Southampton-born techno legend Alan Fitzpatrick has spent the last decade carving out his musical niche and holding rank in the upper echelons of the underground electronic world. One of the most popular techno DJs in the world, he has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Carl Cox and Adam Beyer, performed at the world’s biggest clubs and festivals (including headlining Berghain), collaborated with acts such as CamelPhat, Skream, Sasha, Rebūke and Jamie Jones, and even had a hit on daytime BBC Radio 1.
Co-running Whistleblower Records in tandem with Alan Fitzpatrick, Reset Robot counts as one of the scene’s most exciting names. Influenced by clubs such as Fabric and Slinky, and DJs such as Sasha and John Digweed, his sound has graced some of techno’s most discerning labels, from Dubfire’s Sci+Tec to Adam Beyer’s Drum:code, Sven Väth’s Cocoon and Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave. On the live front, he juggles appearances at renowned clubs such as London’s Fabric and Tobacco Docks, Space in Miami and Panorama Bar in Berlin with globe-trotting tour schedules, taking him to the United States, the corner of Europe and, soon, Australia and South America.