Chris McCormack ‎– Locked

Materials ‎– MTZ009
Vinyl, 12", EP

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August 21, 2013

What is this? Can't believe my ears! This is... something else. Thank you Chris, you made my day.


May 13, 2013

Chris is amazing in his unique and forward thinking work. Great Ep. Great mastering engineer too.


June 25, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
Chris himself is not at all happy with this. Its taken from a private mail between him and acquaintance ,who copy/pasted this and before you know it spread like a virus Bad!!


September 29, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

This is the absolute TOP of techno! There are not much producers who are able to make such a fine and complex record as this. Too bad Chris McCormack said that he wanted to stop producing after releasing this record.

Qoute from chris McCormack from, 17-06-2005 :

"Techno is in a mess. I tried my best to push things on and make a change. I got many mails from people telling me the recent Locked E.P was one the best records in techno in a long time, but when that record actually loses you money things have to stop. And when that record is Locked, personally the best record I have ever made, something has gone very wrong.

I am very sad that ultra safe records with bongos and zero talent are what makes techno tick these days. And to those who are making it, if you have something to say with music, then **** say it instead of rolling out another stupid stolen loop or a stab sound from 1990.

The music I hear today is boring, formulaic, and quite abusive to any self respecting music head like myself. I am tired of it and for me there is no more left to say.

I was never in this “game” for money, I did it for the love, as long as the music got out there and it didnt end up costing me to do it, that was all I needed. I am pleased to say my life moves on unlike many in techno.

I want to thank so many people who have supported me over the years – I really appreciate and understand your frustrations with what techno has become.

I have tried to make available as much of the back cat I could find for online purchase so that those who continue to email asking where they can get my records now at least have an opportunity to get hold of them even if they are only mp3’s. You can try or . I’m sorry I couldn’t just offer them on my own website for free but I simply don’t have the space or time to manage such a thing.

I wish all music heads and techno spotters the best and hope techno will find its way again someday.

All the best, Chris."


September 23, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

A masterpiece. No question about it... Fresh, exciting, inspiring and absolutely pounding stuff.

This is what techno is about.


January 5, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This is easily Chris best release to date. Two thumping techno (A1, B1), one broken techno and an electro track for an all rounded ten out of ten effort. The two techno numbers are varied in the synth overlay after the breakdown. Then you have a nice mellow electro workout, saving your juice for the track of sin - "Angered", I will be struggling if I ever attempt to describe such a twisted belter. Just close your eyes and imagine the world is about to end by an alien invasion, at least you would have a pretty decent background music to die with.