100Hz has been around since 1989 back when they were selling white labels from the back of their car, formed by the original members Lee Renacre, James Chapman and Doran Walker. The first records, Low-Frequency Overload and Catching Spyders was released on Optimism Records and sold really well for the time getting them into the national music charts with a house track!
The musical style is definitely the funkier side of House and Techno with twinges of sinister vocals and odd beat patterns. They have had many record releases with some top classic labels of the 90's including Pacific Records, Rumore Records, Eukahouse, Re hab and Oblong Records with many tracks included in Cd compilations and mixes around the world.
According to Mixmag 1997, Lee Renacre was included among other UK producers in the FIRST ever article about Tech House, they were regarded as the pioneers of the new musical style that was to create an entirely new genre of dance music.
Also, records were released through Lee's own label called Format records. 100Hz has a long track record of live performances from dirty house parties and weird underground clubs to the epic outdoor rave Raindance, the End club in London and Exit festival in Serbia. They've had constantly good magazine reviews and have always been on the cutting edge of new musical styles even working with Patrick Pulsinger for a Belgium based label Hi Phen. Their music can often be heard at Barcelona's Sonar festival being played by the likes of Richie Hawtin and Jeff Mills.
They are currently working on abstract new material and remixing some of their deeper older tracks with new music programs as they have been totally old style midi and Cubase for years! More recently 100Hz has again been in the spotlight with a resurgence of tracks coming out with some of the best Italian labels, Bosconi Records, Imprints Records, Slow Life and Veniceberg, also future releases planned with Howl Records, as well as current releases on Lumbago, Mriya Records and Mulen Germany.
Daniel Bell - 123 No Gravity
"Wow, this track gets me every time I listen, so emotional and innocent. I love the way it starts so softly with that killer chord riff, no drums just pure beauty, The lyrics are enough to make you cry, not from some heart-wrenching story but just childlike innocent simple joy! I can’t explain it’s just epic!"
Claud Von Stroke - Who’s Afraid of Detroit
"I first heard this track on a Boiler Room video, it was Richie Hawtin playing at an outside party in the warmth of an Ibiza sunset evening and that piece of music summed up the whole experience for me, I was insanely jealous and wanted to be there so badly bouncing around to this clever simple Classic!"
Timo Maas Featuring MC Chickaboo - Shifter
"Oh my Gosh! Absolute party track and guaranteed to get the place totally moving! Super arrangement going on with at least 3 different bass lines and seriously upfront vocals by Chickaboo. I have to call this a Tony O track because every time we were at a house party with our crew , Tony would be forced to play this through overwhelming pressure from us on the dance floor! Shape Shifter, Shape Shifter!! He had to give in and play it LOUD!"
100Hz - Cinqo
"I have to put this one in, yes and I know its my track but it gets me every time , I love it! It’s a 5 beat pattern driving the song and can take people and DJ’s by surprise, gentle hats and subtle strings overlaying a funky analogue riff, its future music made 21 years ago and still sounds wickedly fresh to this day."
Suburban Knight - The Art of Stalking
"Darkness to the extreme! 1990 proper Techno rave banger, seriously stealthy deep club track, I just want to put a hoody on, get mashed and dance like a nutter to this one. Pure genius and so simple. Respect!"