Locked Groove | Guest Mix
The ever shifting landscape of techno and house has been a fertile ground for the Belgian-born & Berlin-based Locked Groove.
Both his productions and dj sets share the effortless luster of classic Chicago anthems and the eerie qualities of raw industrial jams. This crossover complexion showcases a bold vision that separates him from the tropes with an uncompromising influence. It comes as no surprise that none other than Scuba picked up on Locked Groove’s sound in 2012.
His debut and follow-ups on Hotflush were all uniformly lauded. Other releases on Life and Death, Permanent Vacation, Afterlife, his eponymous label Locked Groove records and Speicher were met with just as much critical acclaim. In 2019 Locked Groove finally released his long awaited debut album on Hotflush. Sunset Service is the amalgamation of a diverse and closely studied musical past, incorporating influences that are dear to the artist, whilst retaining a focus on the singularity of his own unique aesthetic.
Like for many others 2020 was a challenging year but Locked Groove kept busy with releases on his own label, various sound design projects as well as a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Urbina.
‘Ocean Of The Forgotten’ is a soundtrack inspired by Urbina’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ book and shows a different side of Locked Groove’s musical spectrum.