Real Name:
Armin Elsaesser
Parasite is Armin Elsaesser - musician/sound designer, record label manager (Death$ucker Records), online record shop owner (, club promoter (Toxic Dancehall), and recently full-time father. Born is Eureka (California) and currently living in Bristol (UK), "I work out of my home studio on various music projects as well as part-time web site administrator for", which was recently voted one of the Best Top 10 film releated web sites on the Net by Internet Video Magazine.

Armin was the sound designer on the recent Riot 1831 project. As part of a three week experimental research trial visitors to Queen Square (in Bristol) could immerse themselves in a dramatic experience in the very space where the riots took place 170 years ago. Equipped with a backpack, a set of headphones and a GPS locator, movement through the square would trigger sounds and voices. Created as part of the Mobile Bristol project, written by Liz Crow and Ralph Hoyte. More information about the project can be found on the BBC website.

Past audio projects have involved creating soundtracks for short films and animations as well as a project with Hewlett Packard called "A Walk in the Woods". The project with HP Labs was an experiment in tying context-sensitive audio clips to the viewing user. The "A Walk in the Woods" exhibition featured 24 photographs by artist Liz Milner and put context-sensitive hardware and wearable technologies under development by HP Labs Bristol and Bristol University as part of the Mobile Bristol project.

"I have been making music under the Parasite guise since 1995. My influences at that time were mainly techno/ambient stuff like Higher Intelligence Agency, Autechre, Aphex Twin etc, and an underground club in Birmingham called Oscillate (BIG UP!). I was soon introduced to the early sounds of Digital Hardcore through records like The Destroyer, EC8OR, Harder Than The Rest, Panacea's 'Low Profile Darkness' and funked jazz from Squarepusher. My approach to making music is very simple. I use basic equipment - 486 PC running Cubasis for sequencing, Yamaha A3000 sampler, effects, compression etc. Current advances in audio software technology make music creation a much less daunting process, so you don't need all this hardware (it's fun to push buttons though)."

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Parasite Discography Tracks


D$R 0.2 Parasite - Amusing The Rich album art Parasite Amusing The Rich(CDr) Death$ucker Records D$R 0.2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Parasite - Unleashed Volume 1 album art Parasite Unleashed Volume 1(CDr, Mixed) Death$ucker Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Parasite - C'mon PunXXX !!! Counterattack !!! album art Parasite vs Electromeca Parasite vs Electromeca - C'mon PunXXX !!! Counterattack !!! Peace Off France 2000 Sell This Version
DAM 12.002 Parasite - Baby 9mm album art Parasite Baby 9mm(12") Damage DAM 12.002 France 2001 Sell This Version
SPB7007 Parasite - Dubcore Volume One album art Parasite / Istari Lasterfahrer Parasite / Istari Lasterfahrer - Dubcore Volume One(7", Ltd) Sozialistischer Plattenbau SPB7007 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
CLASH004 Parasite - Strong Like A Lion / Inna Bong album art Parasite Strong Like A Lion / Inna Bong(7", Ltd) Clash Records CLASH004 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
D$R 11.0 Parasite - Monkey Steak vs. Parasite Split album art Monkey Steak / Parasite Monkey Steak / Parasite - Monkey Steak vs. Parasite Split(12") Death$ucker Records D$R 11.0 UK 2005 Sell This Version
D$R14 Parasite - Get Yourself Ready album art Knifehandchop & Parasite Knifehandchop & Parasite - Get Yourself Ready(12", Ltd) Death$ucker Records D$R14 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Parasite Savage Moon Remixes(6xFile, MP3, EP) Not On Label (Parasite Self-Release) none UK 2009


D$R 0.1 Parasite - Cops Suck Arse album art Ana Kissed* / Parasite Ana Kissed* / Parasite - Cops Suck Arse(CDr) Death$ucker Records D$R 0.1 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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April 12, 2016
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