Cheap and Deep (US)
Raw, humid, dubby, mysterious – when Cheap and Deep’s Jay Patrick Ahern goes to work on tracks, those are usually the characteristics that are going to define the end results. Born in 2009, Cheap and Deep is only the latest in a long line of aliases for Ahern, who has spent nearly two decades floating under the surface as a quintessential producer’s producer and known by crate diggers to be one of those artists who is tragically ahead of his time. With a catalogue dating back to 1992, Ahern has recorded previously as Astralwerks artist Aquarhythms, as well as Add Noise, Hydronaut, Hydroelectric and others. These days, apart from his current endeavours as Cheap and Deep, Ahern has been working alongside Stefan Schneider (Schneider TM, To Rococo Rot) as Hauntologists. But it is his Cheap and Deep alias that sees the veteran producer working on the cutting edges of techno once again, making tracks that draw comparison to the likes of Redshape and Adam X’s Traversable Wormhole.