Aubrey

Real Name:
Allen Saei
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He started recording in 1990 for Sheffield label Ozone Recordings under the name of Panic with a release called Voices Of Energy, which was then licensed to Buzz in Belgium, Buzz 001. Buzz then went on to release classics by Carl Craig and Derrick May. Aubrey set up his own label in the same year - Solid Groove Records. The label had 30 vinyl releases over thirteen years and tracks were licensed by Derrick May, Terry Francis, Pete Tong, Adam X, and Carl Cox. As well as this he ran four other labels - Textures, Dark, DOT, and Cheap Knob Gags.

At the age of twelve he became an avid bedroom DJ which taught him the skills that have taken him through a successful and professional career spanning twenty-two years. From his first residency at the Portsmouth club Central Park at eighteen, he soon found himself in London spinning next to Carl Cox, Groove Rider, Colin Dale, Mr. C etc, at such raves as Energy, Raindance, and clubs such as The Astoria, The Gardening Club, The Pirate Club, The Marquee, Turnmills, Deep Space, Ministry Of Sound, Mr. C’s Release partyies and residencies for Fantasy FM and the famous south coast club Sterns.

His music tastes are very varied with his first love of Hip Hop as a teenager, moving quickly onto the emerging Acid House scene from Chicago and then to Detroit Techno and New York House. Due to working in record shops he has a big knowledge of all three genres.
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Albums

SHOOT CD 002 Aubrey - Liquid Funk album art Aubrey Liquid Funk (Album) Offshoot SHOOT CD 002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TEXT LP 001 Aubrey - Unscrambled Memories album art Aubrey Unscrambled Memories Textures TEXT LP 001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
OUTA 008 Aubrey - Gravitational Lensing LP album art Aubrey Gravitational Lensing LP(2xLP) Out Electronic Recordings (Out-Er) OUTA 008 Italy 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

X / Y Aubrey - Let The Bass Kick / Let's Get Busy album art Carl Cox / Basement Phil / Aubrey Carl Cox / Basement Phil / Aubrey - Let The Bass Kick / Let's Get Busy Not On Label X / Y UK 1991 Sell This Version
SG001 Aubrey - No Intelligent Life N.I.L. album art Aubrey No Intelligent Life N.I.L.(12") Solid Groove SG001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SG002 Aubrey - Panic! album art Aubrey Panic!(12") Solid Groove SG002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
INT006 Aubrey - Long Live The Underground E.P. album art Aubrey Long Live The Underground E.P.(12", EP) Intelligence Records INT006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SG 004 Aubrey - 16th album art Aubrey 16th Solid Groove SG 004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
sg 005 Aubrey - Ginger Biscuit album art Aubrey Ginger Biscuit Solid Groove sg 005 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SG003 Aubrey - Solid Groove Trax album art Aubrey Solid Groove Trax(12") Solid Groove SG003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SG 06 Aubrey - Orbit album art Aubrey Orbit Solid Groove SG 06 UK 1996 Sell This Version
tex 01 Aubrey - Taken Away album art Aubrey Taken Away Textures tex 01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SG 009 Aubrey - Cosmos Dwellers album art Mark Ambrose / Aubrey Mark Ambrose / Aubrey - Cosmos Dwellers Solid Groove SG 009 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SHOOT005 Aubrey - Octane album art Aubrey Octane Offshoot SHOOT005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SG 007 Aubrey - Untitled album art Aubrey / Little Mark Aubrey / Little Mark - Untitled Solid Groove SG 007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
tex 3 (TEXT 003) Aubrey - Untitled album art Aubrey Untitled (EP) Textures tex 3 (TEXT 003) UK 1997 Sell This Version
TEX 002 Aubrey - Warehouse album art Aubrey Warehouse Textures TEX 002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SHOOT002 Aubrey - Marathon album art Aubrey Marathon Offshoot SHOOT002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MOSAIC004 Aubrey - Contact Funk E.P. album art Aubrey Contact Funk E.P. (EP) Mosaic MOSAIC004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SG 13 Aubrey - Impressions album art Aubrey Impressions(12") Solid Groove SG 13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SG 10 Aubrey - Chameleon album art Aubrey Chameleon(12") Solid Groove SG 10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RLEP18 Aubrey - Tidal Wave album art Aubrey Tidal Wave Reel Musiq RLEP18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SHOOT010 Aubrey - Straight Ahead album art Aubrey Straight Ahead Offshoot SHOOT010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
FER032 Aubrey - Abstractions E.P. album art Aubrey Abstractions E.P. (EP) Ferox Records FER032 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SG 016.5 Aubrey - Untitled album art Aubrey / Allen Saei Aubrey / Allen Saei - Untitled(12") Solid Groove, Textures SG 016.5 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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manicinventor

manicinventor

May 27, 2017
Apart from the Detroit and Chicago Big Boys there is no techno producer of whom I have so many records in the vinyl archives. From 1997 until 2001 he was unbeatable for deep and soulful slabs of cosmic techno. If needed he could bang it out seriously, too. Would that the techno producers of today be that versatile. A legend and indeed criminally undersung.
Swinger

Swinger

October 31, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
We should all be put to jail or at least be fined for the crime we have commit: neglection. Aubrey must be one of the most criminally underrated techno/tech-house producers ever. Allen Saei is already operating since the beginning of the nineties and keeps a steady flow of productions ever since and thank you for that. People never realize how important producers are. As Mike from Detroit once said to me: Without producers No DJ's! Producers create the weapons for a DJ, remember that. It's a pity that producers like Derrick May & Stacey Pullen stopped producing when they reached DJ superstar dome because they will get booked anyway. On the otherhand when dj's get very high profile they simply don't have the time and concentration any more to create music. These days a production is your contact card to the worldstages and not something that to live off.

Allen started great labels such as “Solid Groove” (with Mark Ambrose)some of the finest timeless UK techno. ”Textures” some of the best tech-house around and most recently “Dark” as the name implies 3:AM Tool techno. “Dot” which is deep, dubby, warm and sweaty techno with hints of the Windy & Motor City.Tip: Listen to Dot 4 (Aubrey Mix) deepness at another level. He also did releases on legendary labels such as Ostgut-Ton, Mosaic, Skudge and Ferox. Every so called DJ should at least have one Aubrey EP in his record bag.

When thinking of that his career spans already for almost 25 years you see/hear that the man keeps reinventing himself time after time. This without getting poisoned and distracted by all the hypes and trends over the past years in the electronic music landscape. He is a pioneer in the tech-house genre, all though a dirty word these days because a lot of DJ’s play functional tech-house which they call house. Aubrey created pure tech-house: the beautiful birth child of House and Techno. Always full of elation and energy and gets you (when used correctly) in a deep trance state. The last couple of years he is been DJ-ing more frequently through out Europe and is getting more and exposure out of the UK Underground scene.

Allen Saei got his name Aubrey from a 1980’s UK cartoon series about a small round orange character who had many different adventures.

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