Hailing from Minneapolis, Bryan Black began his career as a sound designer for Prince, forging his production scope and capabilities at the renowned Paisley Park Studios. Prince hired him after watching his band ‘haloblack’ perform at a party at Paisely Park.
In 2002 Black relocated to London to form Motor—a live fusion of techno and electro that saw the duo quickly signed to Mute Records. The duo have since amassed a string of releases, including four albums ‘Klunk’, ‘Unhuman’, ‘Metal Machine’, and the most recent ‘Man Made Machine’. They have shared stages with the likes of Daft Punk and Kraftwerk, and supported Depeche Mode in their 2009 worldwide tour.
Realising the duo had strayed far from its techno origins, in 2011 Black set to work on a new project. The result—Black Asteroid—caught the attention of Chris Liebing, who proceeded to put out his debut effort ‘The Engine EP’ on CLR records shortly after. After a string of critically acclaimed releases, Black Asteroid became firmly established and regarded as one of the shining lights of the techno movement.
The current single ‘Black Acid’ (Electric Deluxe) is featured as the pre-show music for Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine World Tour. The video for Black Acid features super model Nadiia Shapoval and was premiered by SPIN Magazine in September 2012. Black Asteroid remixed Depeche Mode’s single ‘Soothe my Soul’ soon after and is now in the studio prepping 2 new EPs for release in 2013 and the debut album for 2014.