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My Top 5 inspirational producers by Terminal V’s Frazier

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Frazier is the alias of burgeoning Glasgow techno talent Fraser Stuart as he continues to reinvent himself along his undoubted journey to the top.

Frazier is a name a lot of big acts got familiar with last year, with his material getting played across major festivals, club nights – Drumcode radio show’s and so fourth, the awareness was present for sure. Releasing on Pan Pots imprint Second State, Carl Cox’s world famous Intec & Scottish techno outfit Sleaze Records, you can expect to see his work on some of the biggest labels in Europe.

He is the resident for Terminal V on April 20th on Easter Bank Holiday weekend at the vast Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh and he will be playing alongside heavy hitters such as Richie Hawtin, Nastia, Green Velvet, Objekt, Andrew Weatherall & more – tickets from here.

We asked him to pick his Top 5 inspirational producers and tell us why they’ve inspired him in our new series.

1. Ilario Alicante – I can remember discovering him around 5/6 years after hearing him play at Amensia for Sven Vath’s Cocoon residency. Raw, fast dancefloor techno which had the perfect balance for an Ibiza crowd. He’s also one of the stand out Drumcode artists who can play underground music to a mass audience! His production 100% inspired my sound from when I launched my Frazier alias 3years ago.

2. Dax J – There’s only one way to describe his sound, and its absolute fire. The energy he creates in his drums is f***** crazy! His sound plays a massive part in my DJ sets and inspired me to create more energy in my productions.

3. Robert Hood/Floorplan – The guy is not only one of the founders of Underground Resistance, but hes a major pioneer & influencer to the full techno scene. His fast minimal drums & Detroit chords has inspired me on alot on my productions, in-particularly my track ‘Blindspot’ which was my first big release – signed to Pan-Pot’s imprint Second State. He was on 2 after me at last years Terminal V/Halloween party, and sadly I never got to meet him as I was heading straight to the airport for another gig.

4. Thomas P. Heckman (A.K.A Drax) – His sound influenced so many people. I actually found out about him after reading a Dax J interview, and I couldn’t believe he was also the guy behind Drax. In 1994, the year I was born he produced a track called ‘Amphetamine’ which became one of the biggest ever techno tracks. His mixture of rave synths & techno drums is amazing! 

5. SHDW & Obscure Shape – I know these guys are from my generation, so its a more recent inspiration. The stuff they are producing is incredible, easily one of the best techno producers atm and also really nice guys. I’ve already heard some previews of there upcoming music and I cant wait to get my hands on the masters! haha.

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