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I started dj'ing around 1995 after regular visits to Geushky...the only club in Portsmouth that played 'proper' techno in the 90's.

It was my love of true minimal techno like Rob Hood, Jeff Mills and Dan Bell that spawned my email address and, subsequently, a name that I became associated with by anyone that knew me through the music (minimal boffin).

I was always fascinated with the idea of making my own music, having played the trumpet and violin through my youth, and started messing around with a few cheap pieces of gear when I went to University in Scotland around 1997. My very first track was a remix of Aztlan by The Aztec Mystic.

I stopped buying records around the time that Covert Records closed down in Brighton and, after a lengthy hiatus from anything musical, I started making music again when I moved to Australia in 2005.

I think that the music I make is a result of my past as much as anything else. I feel it's a lot more 'driving' than a great deal of the other tracks around that might be considered the same genre.

I LOVE the sound of grainy, moving, rhythmic pads and percussion and it never ceases to amaze me how much can be achieved with a laptop, a basic plugin synth with a few effects and your imagination.

minimal boffin Duncan Russell-Smith , Melbourne, Australia

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  • Goran Geto. Diving Too Deep. Minimal Boffin Remix. (wip)

    minimal boffin on February 01, 2013 12:09
  • Averment (Extract from the album 'Averment' on Cold Tear Records)

    minimal boffin on November 18, 2012 06:53
  • Spring Rain (Field Recording). Free Download

    minimal boffin on October 29, 2012 08:23
  • Spring Range (Sketch for Spring Rain(ge) Available on Cold Tear Records)

    minimal boffin on October 17, 2012 07:03
  • Oh No Dub (original sketch for the track now available on Cold Tear Records)

    minimal boffin on September 24, 2012 06:31
  • V-Code Remaster. From the Album 'Averment' on Cold Tear Records

    minimal boffin on August 19, 2012 09:36
  • Jardin d'Acclimation. Available now on Cold Tear Records.

    minimal boffin on July 08, 2012 08:43
  • Voight-Kampff Remake. W.I.P.

    minimal boffin on June 07, 2012 08:18
  • Grain Shift. Available now on Drift Deeper Recordings. DDR003

    minimal boffin on May 11, 2012 06:50
  • Parc Montsouris

    minimal boffin on March 30, 2012 06:01

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