After securing residencies in local bars and accruing over 200 sets, March 2, 2007 saw the beginning of a North-East of England club night By Royal Appointment aka B.R.A. ran by Iain Kirk (Jack! Who?) & Dylan Hawick. With a goal firmly set on discovering local, showcasing national and introducing worldwide talent on a regular basis to the somewhat stale clubbing scene in our hometown Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Accompanying a respected House based night called Ward10, they had an ethos to play electronic tracks from around the world and fill a void for local clubbers wanting to hear underground/non-commercial dance music. B.R.A. gained a loyal local following and was noticed nationally in the press on a number of occasions with regard to future talents that were booked. The highlight having Rui Da Silva fly in from Ibiza for their second birthday.
Circumstances changed and unfortunately B.R.A. came to an end. Soon after in March 2010 Iain decided to embark on a new project with fellow music junky, school friend and producer Steve Omac.
An idea that was thought up a year before, an innovative new podcast based mix series called Death Techno. From the outset, the idea was to create a unique brand that covered dark/deep minimal and techno and brought like minded individuals together through the music, promoting DJing talent and producers alike.
The worldwide following it has already acquired partnered with B.R.A.'s solid history saw Death Techno host The Gallery at super club Es Paradis in Ibiza, August 2010. The Main Room was headlined by Drum & Bass titans Dillinja (Valve) & Logistics (Hospital) with the event put together by friends Calcutta & Grenade based in Newcastle.
Since starting the podcast in March 2010 there has been over 150,000 downloads on iTunes via podOmatic alone, not to mention SoundCloud, Mixcloud and high quality mp3 downloads too, continuing to gain more followers regularly.