Tour Dates Thursday 18th April: Parkside, Wollongong Friday 19th April: Grand Poobah, Hobart Sunday 21st April: MVMNT, Perth Friday 26th April: Glamorama, Melbourne Saturday 27th April: Canberra House Social, Canberra
Tapping into London’s underground, Asquith’s imprint record label Lobster Theremin which was opened with his partner in crime Palms Trax, undoubtedly identifies with a niche of music that exhibits a diverse array of electronic music. Housing productions anywhere from electronic, to breakbeat, acid, dub, techno and lo-fi, a release on Lobster Theremin consistently has a gritty rawness to it, something that Asquith’s original productions replicate. Proving his impeccable taste in music, his imprint label has charted releases from artists Answer Code Request, FJAAK, Detroit Swindle, and Danny Daze, as well as receiving a nomination from DJ Mag for Breakthrough Record Label of the Year.
Aside from curating a critically acclaimed record label, Asquith boasts regular appearances at London’s Fabric, Corsica Studios, and Berghain’s Panorama Bar. His most recent release ‘The Condition Track’ is a strong continuation of his unique sound, and an exciting precursor to his upcoming Australian tour.
Back in 2013, Londoner Jimmy Asquith quietly minted the now-ubiquitous record label Lobster Theremin with an impressive debut release from a promising new producer: fellow Londoner Jay Donaldson – now known world over as Palms Trax.
Since then, the label boss has found himself thrust to the epicentre of the global dance music scene, operating a vast network of sub- and sister-labels, and looking after a staggering roster of artists that includes Palms Trax, Ross From Friends, DJ Seinfeld, Imre Kiss, Ozel AB and dozens of others.
Over the years the Lobster Theremin empire has expanded rapidly to incorporate a respected distribution service, and a physical record shop based in Hackney. With a physical home and vibrant team of full-time employees, the operation stands as a welcome reminder of what can still be achieved in an industry so often assumed to be cash-strapped and devoid of prospects.
Behind the decks, Asquith maintains a busy international touring schedule whilst holding down a regular slot on Rinse FM and hosting the sell-out Find Me In The Dark parties at Corsica Studios. In 2016 he released his first solo record: a subdued techno EP on Where To Now? released under the mysterious Tom Hang alias. Now, two years on, he is set to resurrect the alias for his debut LP, To Be Held In Non Position – an accomplished, emotionally charged debut that draws on noise, drone and ambient house to captivating effect.
In summer 2018 he will release his debut Asquith release; a scintillating and stomping blend of UK via German powerhouse, Northern baseline and NYC grooves. It’s a white label self-release that sees the label boss step out from behind the Lobster veil and present a weighty and creative self-expression through sound.