I started Massive Gain with Erik Spanne, formerly known as Drippin, now Onleash. The project was born out of a string of club nights back in 2018. I think we both felt like something was missing. We wanted club tracks that were hard and experimental but restrained enough to be functional in the club, and we wanted a form of techno that wasn’t rigid or stuck in the past. We approached techno more like a format to play around with, and since none of us were really techno heads in the first place, it naturally ended up sounding different.
Massive Gain started as a label, but I see it more as an audiovisual project. The visual artist, Sam Clarke, who also made the artwork for Core Echo, has made the majority of the artworks, which I personally see as important as the tracks themselves. A couple of tracks have been made because we wanted a reason to post his images.