AMPERS&ND is a brand-new label from the currently unstoppable UK techno duo OC & Verde. The latest venture in their meteoric rise since breaking through in 2016 as BBC Radio 1 Pete Tong’s “Ones to Watch” – With the duo enjoying support from across the board from Solomun to Adam Beyer – the label promises to be an exciting new platform for the young Manchester act.
“Since we set out working together as OC & Verde we’ve always aimed to incorporate influences from both of our musical backgrounds into our own productions so that our music is very unique to us and through doing that we think we’ve developed our own signature sound,” they explain. “We have found ourselves bridging that gap between the deeper, groove ridden melodic side of techno to the harder more driving sound.”
The label launches with ‘Only Human’, an undulating slab of rolling acid that’s at once restrained yet juggernaut-like in its power and weight. It’s a perfect fit for that vital playground between deeper and harder techno sounds OC & Verde have made home.
“Finding ourselves in this middle lane is where we see our AMPERS&ND label standing musically,” they tell us. “It’s about bridging gaps and bringing things together. That’s what our label is all about.”
Bridging gaps, bringing things together, building something new… AMPERS&ND is here, and they’re only just warming up.