Deep, electronic music.

Cinematic, atmospheric and dub-influenced.

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Scottish born Stillhead produces deep electronic music. It sits stylistically between dub, drum & bass, ambient, dub-techno, downtempo, post dubstep, deep techno and bass music.

After 6 years, 4 albums, more than 20 EPs and countless remixes and DJ appearances under his DFRNT alias, Alex Cowles decided to switch things up in 2013 and start fresh as Stillhead.

Taking a far more meticulous approach to crafting his deep sound he swiftly released the “Dwelling EP” on his own imprint Brightest Dark Place, following that with the expansive full-length album “Iceberg” with Here & Now Recordings. His following release, the “Spiders EP” saw Alex back home on his own Brightest Dark Place, which bridged the gap between “Iceberg” and his second album “Copenhagen”.

Following “Copenhagen”, Alex released 3 EPs at the end of 2018. Each of the three showcasing a different stylistic approach. One, an ambient soundtrack, another, a set of tracks exploring drum & bass sounds and the third, a collection of tracks written for an imaginary science fiction movie.

After a 1 year gap, Alex decided to release his next project in 2 parts. First up the “Wednesday Dub EP” landed in mid June 2020 and three weeks later the third Stillhead album “Out of the Loop Part 1” was released. This took his deep and dubby sound further, while “Out of the Loop Part 2” provided a balance in neo-classical piano-led tracks and ambience. Part 2 was released in January 2021 alongside a limited double-CD set containing both parts.

Between parts 1 and 2, there was also a vinyl only release on the coveted Challenger Deep label, cementing Stillhead's presence in the realms of what he is calling “future dub”.

In addition to his own releases, Alex has completed remixes for a number of artists including Nick Warren, Machinedrum, Rumpistol, Youth and Troy Gunner as well as popular unofficial remixes of Massive Attack, Thundercat and Faithless. As Stillhead, Alex has written the score for a short film (and licensed tracks for others), contributed tracks to various compilations (for the likes of Nick Warren's Balance Mix, Hospital Records/Med School's popular New Blood series, Pablo Bolivar's Avant Roots and the groundbreaking Traum Schallplatten label) and performed live as Stillhead in a number of places including Copenhagen, Tallinn, Riga and even Greenland.

His music has had support from Sasha, Nick Warren, Lulu Rouge, Maya Jane Coles, Om Unit, The Black Dog, Machinedrum, Pablo Bolivar, Breach, Addison Groove, Laurent Garnier, Blackdown, DJ Mag, Kiss FM, Mixmag, BBC Radio and loads more.

Albums & EPs.

Official Remixes.

Unofficial Remixes.

Compilation Appearances.

Official Remixes of Stillhead.

Insight Podcast.

Insight is a regular electronic music podcast that I put together.

The best in deep and dub-influenced electronic music, from house to drum & bass, from downtempo to dub-techno.
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Insight is also on Soundcloud / Mixcloud / Stitcher & TuneIn Radio

Sample Packs & Patches.

How to self release.

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