FX’s initial urge to make music came about after reading an article on Urban Shakedown using Amiga 500’s to produce ‘Some Justice’. From this FX began to learn about music technology and completed a studio engineering course.

Taking what he learnt at college FX set up his own studio at home and began turning out the type of tunes that he wanted to play.

His inspiration when he makes tunes are the sounds coming from labels like Virus and Ram, producers like Digital and Swift, as well as early nineties techno.

As a regular customer at Bitin’ Back Records, FX mentioned to Ollie he was producing a few tunes. After passing on a DAT of his material to Ollie and Nicol, they quickly came back to him saying that they wanted his tunes to start a new label, Direct Recordings!!