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Radioactive Man

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Biography

Keith Tenniswood's first electronic music workings landed in the mid 90s working next to Andrew Weatherall as Two Lone Swordsmen on the UK's most on the edge electronic labels Warp. The work the pair created set a bar for experimental electronics of that era with deftly produced machine funk and strange experiments.
In their time they released albums on the UK’s most important electronic music label, Warp with a baffling array of pseudonyms finding their way onto vinyl pressings....

Keith Tenniswood's first electronic music workings landed in the mid 90s working next to Andrew Weatherall as Two Lone Swordsmen on the UK's most on the edge electronic labels Warp. The work the pair created set a bar for experimental electronics of that era with deftly produced machine funk and strange experiments.
In their time they released albums on the UK’s most important electronic music label, Warp with a baffling array of pseudonyms finding their way onto vinyl pressings. They were more than prolific remixers too, reforming the like’s of Spiritualised, Primal Scream, Death in Vegas & Ricardo Villalobos.
In between the Swordsmen’s explorative studio sessions Tenniswood developed his own edge on this sound landing with the celebrated ‘Uranium’ EP and then his self-titled debut album ‘Radioactive Man’ in 1999. As a producer he has married his passion for sound system culture with an admiration of Drexciyan electro taking influence from Detroit and his native land in equal measure. To date Keith has released 5 solo studio albums, not including the 8th DJ mix compilation in fabric's respected series, and his music has seen release on a range of respected underground imprints including Wangtrax and Killekill.
His own label ‘Asking For Trouble’ is where you will find his music today. Established by Keith in 2017 the first release was his 5th studio album Luxury Sky Garden and since has released a collaboration with respected studio partner Suade Bergemann of Adapted records as Victor Valiant. It's the second label that has been under the producer’s charge. Keith’s first label Control Tower - run alongside the Dexorcist - was famed for its 150bpm and above bass charged weapons, now championed by the likes of DJ Stingray and Helena Hauff.
A solid theme of Keith’s story of a producer is his love for collaboration. From the roots of his career in Two Lone Swordsmen he’s paired up with a number of respected peers over the years, working with dBridge as dBRm, Billy Nasty as RadioNasty, Craig Richards, Simon Lynch & Monoak as L-R most recently with Dave Clarke on his album Desecration of Desire.
The live environment has always been a space where the Radioactive Man sound thrives and has always been one of the most influential elements to his writing process. Working off a hardware set up, the full power of this razor-edged beat programming and fine honed melodic sonic palette, the live space has always been one of the biggest influences on his output - making music to be felt on the dance floor. It’s this approach that has always connected him with a loyal audience that has taken him from festival’s such as Glastonbury, Houghton, Dimensions and Sonar.
One of the most significant developments in his life has been the development of his career mastering and vinyl cutting engineer at Curve Pusher. Today he has the edge of mastering his own work having control on every part of his releases. Independent he rightly a respected figure for his professionalism, ear and skill in the studio.

This next year will see Keith release more collaborations on Asking For Trouble and work towards building up new tracks for more solo releases as he continues his endless process of working to develop his live set and create new sounds.
The next release is a collab with Simon Lynch (London Modular) and Johhny Oakley (Freerotation), under the name L-R. Out on the 15th Feb 19.

All tracks and discography can be found at ​https://radioactiveman.bandcamp.com