Real Name:
Phil Wells & Jason Leach
Phil Wells passed away in December 2007.
Jamie Lidell had a pretty major involvement in Subhead 001 to 007 as he was one third of the original SUBHEAD group.

Subhead Discography


Tresor 152 Subhead Neon Rocka (Album) Tresor Tresor 152 Poland 2000 Sell This Version
LE3 Subhead Live & Plugged In 2003(CDr) Subhead LE3 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SUBHEAD 005 Subhead Subtrax Subhead SUBHEAD 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
002 Subhead 002 Subhead 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD-001 Subhead 001 Subhead SUBHEAD-001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 003 Subhead 003 Subhead SUBHEAD 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 004 Subhead Subhead 4 Subhead SUBHEAD 004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
tiva006 Subhead Subemerge 1 EP(12", EP) Sativae tiva006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 006 Subhead Sixes Subhead SUBHEAD 006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD-007 Subhead Sevens Subhead SUBHEAD-007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 010 Subhead Subhead 10 Subhead SUBHEAD 010 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 011 Subhead Subhead 11 Subhead SUBHEAD 011 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 009 Subhead Size 9 Subhead SUBHEAD 009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 008 Subhead Subhead 008 Subhead SUBHEAD 008 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 012 Subhead Subhead Twelve Subhead SUBHEAD 012 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CLONE 03 Subhead Clone 03 Cloned Vinyl CLONE 03 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 015 Subhead Subhead 015 Subhead SUBHEAD 015 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 014 Subhead Subhead 14 Subhead SUBHEAD 014 UK 1998 Sell This Version
HEAD RMX 001 Subhead Subhead Remixes Subhead HEAD RMX 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUBHEAD 013 Subhead Unrucky For Some Subhead SUBHEAD 013 UK 1998 Sell This Version
XC 001 Subhead & Dave Tarrida Subhead & Dave Tarrida - Highly Sprung EP(12", EP) Xtras XC 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PRED003 Subhead Bubble & Squeak(12") Predicaments PRED003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2CB 8 2CB, Subhead & Jamie Lidell 2CB, Subhead & Jamie Lidell - 8(12") 2CB 2CB 8 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUBV 15 Subvoice vs Subhead Subvoice vs Subhead - Untitled(12") Subvoice Electronic Music SUBV 15 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
HEARD TAKE 2 Subhead Subhead Remixes(12") Subhead HEARD TAKE 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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May 10, 2014
Jason Leach founded Subhead with Phil Wells (RIP) in the early 1990s who, together with Jamie Lidell for several of the early releases, went on to become one of the most loved techno acts ever created. As part of Subhead and as a solo artist, Jason Leach stands on a discography of well over 100 records.

“Shrugging off self-promotion and magazine coverage adds to their anonymity while intense live-performances have built devoted followings worldwide for anyone seeking Art on the right angle: Punk rock while pure Techno. Originally meeting in Shoreditch East London as dispatch riders, their melding of minds cranked up the Subhead warehouse party circuit in 1995 while giving birth to the Subhead label (appropriately aboard a Russian nuclear submarine) and notorious studio sessions.

Subhead‘s embrace and strangulation of hard-edged technology falls into no category or school, dropping only hints at Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Freestyle and Electro backgrounds besides the obvious Techno functions. Subhead deeply delivers scalding but quirky and pumping raw funk-powered Hip-Hop hi-hat battles for the speaker phreaks. The music is as abstract as the people behind it with do-it-yourself indie-know-how letting the tracks speak for themselves. Subhead‘s art attack breaks the dancefloor standards with everything between sampladelic freestyle and raucous bottomline Techno. Unbelievable while totally understandable.” Tresor Berlin


March 1, 2013
I discovered Subhead when these records --- somehow --- made it to Vancouver BC in the '90s. I think I was the only one buying them, and I bought doubles; a few were white label. I then got into the 2CB sublabel, which pushed the production and concepts even further.

These records are an unrepentant ARSENAL of experimental, raw and no-holds-barred techno designed for occupying both body and mind, for warehouses with jacked power, and renegade soundsystems storming the battlefronts... which is how we ab/used these records... To this day, there's little out there like it: brokenbeats that scream with noise, distorted synths, hard minimalist production a la Chicago... I heard a lot of Robert Armani influence with Subhead, this dark warehouse feel... and these records became a staple of sets for a solid decade; I am guessing that the current Berghain crew (Len Faki especially) remain strongly influenced by these releases. For me they are just as important, say, as the M series.

I had no idea Jamie Lidell was involved with this... though it makes sense, indeed; there's a manic preacher quality to these tracks. And I'm sad to hear that Phil passed away... Subhead, you cats were truly talented and out there, and there's probably more fans lurking in the peripheries than you could ever imagine...



August 23, 2002
My absolute favourite!!! These guys are fuckin' NUTS!! You can't say experimental techno without mentioning Subhead!!!

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