Semantica hits 50 with Surgeon and Skirt

Midlands based techno producers Surgeon and DJ Skirt will appear on the 50th Semantica release alongside label boss Svreca.  

Semantica has long been one of the more underrated electro and techno imprints, with the Spanish label calling on the talents of Silent Servant, Andy Stott, Jimmy Edgar, Vladislav Delay, Regis and Instra:mental among many others during its five years of existence. The addition of another techno legend in Anthony Child, aka Surgeon, is an undoubted coup, with Svreca listing Child’s Dynamic Tension imprint as a significant influence in a recent discussion with Juno Plus writer Richard Brophy.

Surgeon’s A-Side “As You Breathe Here Now” is an exercise in organ-fuelled techno paranoia, and was recently premiered on the producer’s Humanity Test DJ mix (do check if you haven’t heard it yet). The track will appear alongside “Hymen”, a collaboration between Juno Plus podcaster Skirt and Svreca which sees creaking factory groans offset against sluggish broken beats and shuffling hi-hats.

No word on a release date for this just yet, but expect a limited vinyl pressing and digital release.


1. Surgeon – As You Breathe Here Now
2. Svreca & Skirt – Hymen