Grew up in Manchester, started DJ’ing in the mid nineties. Held his first residency at Dry 201, (Factory Records/ New Order). One half of British electronic music duo MadderModes, runs Shift Coordinate Points imprint with Andy Harper and currently resident DJ at The Observatory, Saigon, Vietnam.
“Inhabiting the space where Fred P, Qu, Jus Ed et al like to spend their time meditating, Harper and Ford’s work as MadderModes has so far manifested in a small run of singles over the past two years for Shift Coordinate Points, Millions Of Moments and Night Drive Music amongst others, although the roots of their project reach back to 2005 when they met at university.” Juno Plus: listen here
MadderModes is a British deep house and techno duo consisting of Nic Ford and Andy Harper.
MadderModes’ first official release came in 2014 with a self released 12″ under their own Shift Coordinate Points imprint. After that came their 2015 release on Millions Of Moments ‘Green Corn Moon EP’ which contained a track entitled ‘Myth Of The Muses” which was included on Berghain resident Nick Hoppners RA mix and made its way into the playlists of many respected artists including Move D. In late 2015 came “Dark Dust EP” on Andre Kronert’s Night Drive Music and in early 2016 the “Empirical Evidence EP” was released on Voodoo Down US records – “The mood is warm and ever so slightly psychedelic across all four tracks on the Empirical Evidence 12”, not least on the sublime opening cut “Corinthian Columns” with its cascading new age melodic lines and delicate drum machine patterns.”
Also in 2016 saw the release of Model Maker 06 – with ‘Framing Device’ – “For it’s 6th release Modelmaker welcomes MadderModes who deliver an EP with 4 quality raw and deep techno cuts. This is the first original material from another artist on the label after a series of Berkson & What releases and high profile remixers guests such as Dana Ruh, Cesar Merveille and Franck Roger. MadderModes a.k.a. Nic Ford and Andy Harper forged their musical relationship in the post-industrial, sound-heavy world of Manchester, UK, where their shared vision for their sound is leading them deeper into atmospheric and melodious techno”
MadderModes – Mental Space (Shift Coordinate Points) (Vinyl, 12”, EP) (2014)
MadderModes – Green Corn Moon EP (Millions Of Moments Records) (Vinyl, 12”, EP)
MadderModes – Dark Dust EP (Night Drive Music) (Vinyl, 12”, EP) (2015)
MadderModes – Empirical Evidence EP (Voodoo Down Records) (Vinyl, 12”, EP) (2016)
MadderModes – Framing Device (Model Maker) (Vinyl, 12”, EP) (2016)