Derek Carr

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Derek Carr has been producing and releasing Detroit-tinged electronic music for almost two decades. He has recently released music on labels such as ‘For those that Knoe’, ‘Revoke’, ‘Subwax’ and ‘Firescope’.

Born and raised in Westmeath, Derek got an early taste for finely crafted melodic techno through compilations like Network’s ‘Bio-Rhythms’ and Warp’s ‘Pioneers of the Hypnotic Groove’. Having been a fan of bands such as Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode through his formative years, Derek felt drawn to this new sound coming from Detroit, Sheffield and Leeds.

Recognising the home made ‘punk’ ethos of early ‘Bleep techno’ he began to pick up second hand instruments, initially investing in a cheetah sampler and boss drum machine.

Derek then set about creating his own sound, a sound that owed much to the techno pioneers, B12, the Black Dog, As One, Nexus 21 and Rhythmatic to name but a few.

In 2001 Derek launched his own label ‘Trident Recordings’ and released the ‘Copper Beech e.p.’ (the only release to date) a collection of deep soulful techno. Only 500 copies were pressed and it has since become something of a collector’s item.

Subsequent releases on ‘Digital Soul’ and ‘Geek Records’ further cemented Carr’s place amongst a new generation of techno producers that looked to combine soul and melody with electronic dancefloor grooves.

Derek Carr is a name known by few and far between but he has built a worthy reputation for putting together stunning deep techno.
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Derek Carr - Science & Soul album art Derek Carr Science & Soul (Album) Nice & Nasty Records Ireland 2006 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - 3 By Three album art Chymera / Derek Carr / Produse Chymera / Derek Carr / Produse - 3 By Three (Album) Nice & Nasty Records, Nice & Nasty Records Ireland 2006 Sell This Version
PSY 025 Derek Carr - The Digital Space Race album art Derek Carr The Digital Space Race(CD, Album) Psychonavigation Records PSY 025 Ireland 2008 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Binary Son album art Derek Carr Binary Son (Album) Psychonavigation Records Ireland 2013 Sell This Version
OFF025 Derek Carr - Home album art Derek Carr Home(CDr, Album) Offshoot Records OFF025 Ireland 2015 Sell This Version
SUBWAX E-X-C LP03 Derek Carr - Contact album art Derek Carr Contact(2xLP, Album) Subwax Excursions SUBWAX E-X-C LP03 Spain 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Trident 001 Derek Carr - Copper Beech E.P album art Derek Carr Copper Beech E.P(12", EP) Trident Trident 001 Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Initial Transmission album art Derek Carr Initial Transmission Digital Soul UK 2002 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Destiny EP album art Derek Carr Destiny EP (EP) Geek Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Futuristic Overtones album art Derek Carr Futuristic Overtones Nice & Nasty Records Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Planet Jump album art Derek Carr Planet Jump (EP) Headspace Recordings (UK) UK 2004 Sell This Version
NANO8 Derek Carr - Old Europe Nu-Muzik EP album art Derek Carr Old Europe Nu-Muzik EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) Nice & Nasty Records NANO8 UK 2007
NANO4 Derek Carr - Test Re-Test EP album art Derek Carr Test Re-Test EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) Nice & Nasty Records NANO4 UK 2007
NANO3 Derek Carr - Religion EP album art Derek Carr Religion EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) Nice & Nasty Records NANO3 UK 2007
148SR Derek Carr - Galactic Interface EP album art Derek Carr Galactic Interface EP(6xFile, WAV, EP) Stripped Recordings (2) 148SR UK 2014
ANEC7063 Derek Carr - The Electric Highway EP album art Derek Carr The Electric Highway EP(5xFile, WAV, EP) Anecdote Records ANEC7063 UK 2015
T-RECS 002 Derek Carr - Blurred Times E.P. album art Derek Carr Blurred Times E.P.(4xFile, WAV, EP) Trident Recordings T-RECS 002 Ireland 2015
OmniEP050 Derek Carr - Second Detour EP album art Derek Carr Second Detour EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Omni Music (2) OmniEP050 UK 2015
Omnizero44 Derek Carr - First Detour EP album art Derek Carr First Detour EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Omni Music (2) Omnizero44 UK 2015
OMNIEP088 Derek Carr - Misty Mountain EP album art Derek Carr Misty Mountain EP(3xFile, ALAC, EP) Omni Music (2) OMNIEP088 UK 2016
KNOE 5/1 Derek Carr - Knoe 5/1 album art Derek Carr Knoe 5/1(12") For Those That Knoe KNOE 5/1 UK 2016 Sell This Version
KNOE 5/2 Derek Carr - Knoe 5/2 album art Derek Carr Knoe 5/2(12") For Those That Knoe KNOE 5/2 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Warm Machines EP album art Derek Carr Warm Machines EP (EP) Revoke UK 2017 Sell This Version
Derek Carr - Distant Systems album art Derek Carr Distant Systems (EP) FireScope UK 2017 Sell This Version
KNOE 5/3 Derek Carr - Knoe 5/3 album art Derek Carr Knoe 5/3(12") For Those That Knoe KNOE 5/3 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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ibbjamin

ibbjamin

May 8, 2018
Literally have every single vinyl release of his in my collection or wantlist. Don't think I can say that about any other artist with more than a few records out. Most of his releases feature multiple tracks that I'd spin, again something unique to this artist. Deep, futuristic, timeless. Right up my alley. Really looking forward to his first vinyl album to come out soon, 'Contact.'
Lou_Amaro

Lou_Amaro

March 22, 2018
New LP on the way! thank you D

No more words . . .
looos

looos

November 29, 2017
favorite artist!! timeless music a a a a a a
waeh

waeh

July 26, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I love Dereks music so frickin' much! Derek really has the ability to make the next generation of space transmissions. Continuing the big legacy of mad mike and the red planet crew and many others. I want more of this!

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