SCI+TEC are renowned for promoting new musical talent and giving a platform to many young and aspiring artists. Today though the label award a debut to a producer who is making a comeback, having stepped away from music for many years.
Paul Stickman, in his own words, was lucky. Lucky to have witnessed the birth of house music in the 1980's. "I was mesmerised as soon as i experienced it at the legendary Twilight Zone in Toronto". Already honing his DJ skills playing Hip-Hop and 'real' electro, it wasn't long before Paul was buying 4/4 and making his own beats on early drum machines.
In '92 he launched Stickman Records and Aquarius Recordings and went on to release an archive of releases and remixes. Now working as a solo artist and Nick Theos as Hill Bros.
After a long absence from the scene and having rekindled his love for making beats, Paul reached out to Dubfire, who he'd known since the early days of Deep Dish, with a collection of new material… Theme 001 was born.
"I just want to make stuff I like and that I think is different sounding, raw, and take some risks. For example like no kick drum in Theme 001. Like a lot of other artist I just hope some people 'get it’.”