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ReturnCodeZero, the latest idm/electronica/techno maestro hailing from sunny Manchester, has been impressing us with his live sets over the last 2 years. So, we figured it was time to officially include his rich, atmospheric and frenetic modular stylings to the Varispeed family.

ReturnCodeZero’s live performances consist of a Eurorack modular system, a variety of hardware and Ableton Live. His DJ sets are 100% vinyl. He hosts a monthly online radio show for ARP radio, playing the best in Electro, Techno and IDM, showcasing unknown producers alongside established artists. Catch the show the first Sunday of every month 7pm-9pm (BST).

He also runs Good Vibrations Sound Design, a studio specialising in cutting edge sound for digital media, broadcast, gaming and film.

Return Code Zero makes huge leaps and bounds as an artist every time I see him perform and I’ve enjoyed watching his creation process evolve over recent years. No matter what though, he makes serious fucking music that doesn’t fuck about. Whether it be emotive and beautiful, wonderfully technical and detailed, or just straight dank, moody and heavy. Typing this, I just realised that this is every box ticked in the list of ‘true artist’ and ‘what your ears should ever want’. He is a joy to listen to, watch grow and his enthusiasm when discussing music is infectious. You should just fucking book him for a beer as well as a live set.

The Teknoist

He currently has 2 EP’s available on the Fire Hammer imprint (under his old alias, Xellmode), including his collab EP with label bossman Technoist. His debut album as ReturnCodeZero, Memory Programme, is about to drop on 25th Jan 2021 via the Grey Meta imprint.

This is what he had to say about the upcoming debut album…

Memory Programme is a very personal album for me as it was written at a turbulent time of transition in my life and inthe universe. I truly believe that I have been given a second chance and that there are things at play we will never fully understand, can ever comprehend and intricacies we can never fathom. This album fell out of the sky after a series of events that have changed my life forever.