Tough times call for rough measures. And the times we’re living in right now definitely call for some rough handling. Well, lucky us to have James Barrett around. Maybe better known to a few of you as his alias Keepsakes.
The British-born and bred artist that built up the better part of his musical persona during his years in New Zealand, isn’t one to shy away from putting out some serious bangers, be it in the studio or in the DJ booth. With his straight-forward musical attitude, a particular sense of weirdness, and both hands full-on bass-guns blazin’, in only a few years the vinyl enthusiast has managed to win the ears and hearts of his audience from Auckland to Berlin to the rest of the global Raving Nation.
Over the years the founder of HAVEN, the label named after the infamous eponymous club nights he used to throw back in New Zealand, has found his very own stylistic voice in the broad field that is electronic music nowadays. A bit of House here, a pinch of Electro there, a touch of Broken Beats to season the musical blend which most would simply describe as quintessential, contemporary, straightforward Techno.