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Transparent Sound

Transparent Sound was formed in the English seaside town of Bognor Regis by B-Boy Orson Bramley and guitarist Martin Brown who bonded over a love of hip hop, electro, 70’s electronica, Visage, and Cabaret Voltaire. 

Whilst 100% serious about making music to move the dance floor, Transparent Sound never took themselves seriously, breaking with the electro tradition of being po-faced even down to the self-deprecating admission in press releases that they “don’t know how any of [their] equipment works”. 

This willingness to “fiddle and tinker until a good noise comes out” has gained Transparent Sound a cult following from fans including Helena Hauff, Ricardo Villalobos, Weatherall, Laurent Garnier, Mad Mike, and Robert Smith of The Cure (who asked TS to remix their single Wrong Number). The TS track No Call From New York, was named track of 2017 on both the Pete Tong Essential Mix, and the Btraits BBC Radio 1 shows. 

A retrospective of their work, Accidents 1994-2023, was released this year on Tresor, collecting dancefloor hits like Punk Mother Fucker, the afore-mentioned No Call From New York, as well as new versions of old material and a few unreleased gems. 

Martin recently hung up his disco shoes after recovering from a life-threatening illness. Orson continues Transparent Sound’s mission both in the studio through on-going productions, live hardware stage show, and DJ sets taking the trademark heavy bass and saw-wave buzz direct to the dancefloor.