South London producer Deep N Beeper is an artist who defies easy categorisation. His esoteric productions leap free of the typical constraints of genre, with imaginatively reconstructed samples and an eerie dystopian atmosphere always permeating a sound that might touch upon broken beat, dubstep, drum ‘n’ bass or almost any other of electronic music’s myriad realm of sub-genres.
“Some people say my music is more for film soundtracks than the dancefloor,” he begins. It’s an apt statement given that his soundscapes could slide right into the bleak techno-fear of Blade Runner, The Matrix or THX 1138. Photek was one of the first artists that Deep N Beeper (also known as 5DN, or Five Dimensional Nick) has been compared to, but he lists the Renegade Hardware label as well as artists as varied as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Mr C, Jon Hopkins and Radiohead as some of his key personal influences.