Robin Ball is a dance music maverick. He’s been DJ’ing and putting on parties since the age of 14 in his own un-conformist style. He’s run independent record labels and a music distribution company, tutored unruly kids in the art of DJ’ing and run a three-piece live dance music group.
At present he is most known for his Memory Box parties and his resurrected Groovepressure record label.
Memory Box is a project that for five years has been inviting artists who are integral to the evolution of electronic dance music. Over these five years, guests have included: Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Derrick Carter, Leftfield (DJ set), Nightmares on Wax, Phuture [Live], Joey Beltram, Trevino, Todd Terry, Luke Vibert, Farley Jackmaster Funk, DJ Pierre, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), A Guy Called Gerald [Live], Egyptian Lover, Greg Wilson and Bushwacka!
In 2017 Memory Box Recordings was born with three releases covering the various styles of music that the parties endorse. All three releases have production input from Robin with support coming from the likes of B.Traits on BBC Radio 1, Danny Tenaglia, Leftfield, Paul Woolford and Danny Daze.
Groovepressure was reborn in 2016, brought back to life by popular demand after a 13-year hiatus, with two successful new releases, remasters and reworkings. Groovepressure was at the forefront of the scene back in the noughties, with support for its tech house, Chicago and Detroit styled releases coming in from big guns Laurent Garnier and Andrew Weatherall. Groovepressure in 2018 is about keeping these influences fresh whilst looking towards the future with new music coming out of Robin’s studio. Recent support has been coming from Gerd, Kiki, Laurent Garnier, Raresh, Sascha Dive, Craig Richards, Stacey Pullen, Mr G, Dave Clarke, Horse Meat Disco, Blackstrobe and many more.
Over the years as a DJ Robin has delivered his unique forward-thinking style and mixing prowess to audiences around the world and has played alongside a whole host of dance music’s stars including luminaries Andrew Weatherall and Gilles Peterson to icons Carl Cox, Sasha and Leftfield; Detroit techno legends Kevin Saunderson and Stacey Pullen; UK drum & bass heroes Sub Focus and Dillinja and underground innovators Luke Slater and Underground Resistance.
Robin Ball - Discography
Robin Ball – Getting High EP – Magus, 1994
The Resonators - Look / Shuzzbuzz / Booma – Groovepressure, 1999
Robin Ball – Theme tune for ISL International Sports & Leisure LTD – Tv broadcast in over 100 countries between 2000 & 2005 for the tennis Masters Series.
The Rouge – Rockster – Groovepressure, 2003
Rob Pearson & Robin Ball – Don’t Put Up Wid Dat – Groove Pleasure, 2006
Rob Peasrson & Robin Ball – The Right Vibes – Evaisve, 2008
Robin Ball – Smokescreen / Atlas – Car Crash set, 2014
Robin Ball – Fionn / Velvet – Groovepressure 2016
The Resonators - Shuzzbuzz / Booma (Robin Ball mixes) – Groovepressure 2017
Robin Ball – Acid Stomp – Memory Box 2017 (forthcoming)
Orson Bramley – Then Again (with Robin Ball remixes) – Memory Box 2017 (forthcoming)
Robin Ball – Drop It Down Low / Remember – Memory Box 2017 (forthcoming)
Robin Ball – Flow - Groovepressure 2018 (forthcoming)