Formed one London winter’s day out of a rather remarkable impromptu
studio session in 2011; Dense & Pika are a British electronic production/
artist/DJ duo compromising of producer/DJs Alex Jones and Chris Spero
better known to many by his Glimpse alias.
The duo have three releases under their belt from Hotflush, played live at
the cream of the world’s clubs not least Trouw (Amsterdam), Panorama
Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London) and most recently BPM (Mexico) for Richie
Hawtin’s Enter with club support over flowing from electronic music’s finest
DJ dignitaries such as Skream, Scuba, Breach, George Fitzgerald, Adam
Beyer, Dubfire, Jackmaster, Dusky and beyond. They’ve even taken the
time out to remix the likes of Maya Jane Coles and Paul Woolford. So
why all the hype? Simple. They make really good music in the studio and
crucially they can do it live too!
So first things first; the music.. So Dense and Pika grew up listening to lots
of old UK acid techno from labels like Pounding Grooves and Routemaster,
and more classical techno like Jeff Mills and Surgeon as well as a fondness
for the sound of old rave records from the 90’s.