Dense & Pika

United Kingdom
Kneaded Pain / Drumcode

In a studio behind an unremarkable roll-up door in rural England, two men are creating delirious mayhem for the world’s dancefloors. Since 2011, as Dense & Pika, these men – Alex Jones and Chris Spero – have garnered an enviable reputation for making devastating club ordnance that finds the sweet spot between dark, mysterious house and roaring, brawny techno. Not that Chris does anything over than baulk when it comes to trying to “intellectualise” or post-rationalise the creative aspect of making their music, preferring to open it up to individual interpretation. “The whole point of writing music is it does the stuff that words can’t,” he says defiantly.