House, Soulful House, Deep House, Classic House, Acid House, Tech House, Club House, Funky House, Techno, US Garage
aDDiTATe ::// “Second Person” – is the guise of established DJ and producer Rick Cee.
Back in 1994 he got hold of some decks for just £35 – one Sony and one Technics, using a wheel to change the pitch, complete with a mixer originally from Tandy (inclusive of echo button!). Months later he was playing the main room at Fluid in Manchester and it wasn’t before long that he found himself DJing at numerous ‘legal’ parties.
Over the next 14 years, life quickly changed to a nocturnal existence spanning the Globe and playing with some of the biggest names in House and Techno. He was soon playing clubs such as Garlands, Sankey’s, Egg & Pacha in the UK. From the summer of 2002, his reputation crossed the continent when he got asked to play at Café Mambo, Kanya, The Orange Corner, Plastik and Eden in Ibiza, Fiesta En La Playa in Tulum, Mexico, Hikka Fest in Sri Lanka, yacht week in Italy and most recently Mind the Gap_ boat party in Malta. In terms of productions, he’s had many successful releases and exposure in the Tech House Beatport top 10 and reached number 22 in all releases supported by Joseph Capriati, Richie Hawtin & Marco Carola. On top of that, he ran a successful weekly show on S-Dance live London for four years and brings the show back to Point Blank FM showcasing the labels new and unreleased artist material.
He is also label Boss of Cut The Mustard Recordings in London (https://www.ctmrecordings.com/). Setup by the London-based duo, Rick Cee and Armack (AKA Rob McBride), realised their vision in 2012 with the creation of CutTheMustard (CTM) Recordings – “London’s Independently Global” house & Techno music label.
Both owners had been involved in house music scene for over a decade, DJing and promoting at clubs in the UK, Ibiza and throughout the world. Over this time they built a strong network of fellow producers and DJs who often expressed a similar concern – they know they are producing good quality tracks, but focusing solely on their local market (as many unknown producers and labels often do), they can’t achieve the level of promotion that they require to gain significant recognition, creating the CTM community where artists remix each other’s tracks for better exposure. If you have any tracks you would like to submit please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
CTM’s ethos is to be a local independent label, founded and based in London, but with a truly global presence.
Enough about the past…. aDDiTATe’s original love for vinyl still continues today and provides inspiration for his House & Techno productions. His DJ setup includes 1210’s, Maschine MK2, Traktor Scratch, Controllers, Stems and Nexus all working in harmony to provide as much variation to mixes as possible with a DD-7 thrown in for good measure. You can also find him as a regular on Techno-LiveSets and previous Point Bank shows published on there.