OB1 (Olly Berry) is a techno producer, performer and DJ from Bristol, UK.
He has been a regular fixture on the Bristol free party and underground club scene since 1996, entertaining the crowds with his own special blend of banging, warehouse-style Acid Techno.
OB1 has been playing live techno since 1998, when he played his first live sets at Bristol’s Freakency club night. He went on to form the Irritant live p.a. with Dr. Chill (MJ12) in 1999. Together they played many club nights, free parties and warehouse raves all over the UK and in Europe.
He has continued to take his solo live act out to underground clubs, parties and festivals in the UK and Europe, playing techno, acid and hard techno and frequently features on radio shows and podcasts across the acid/techno scene.
In 2013, OB1 founded the System Rejects record label along with fellow producers Tassid and Austin Corrosive. The label was born as a vinyl only outfit, releasing extremely limited edition records featuring the founders’ own tracks (with some special guests). Later in 2013, the imprint launched Digital Rejects, a digital sister label.
In 2017, Olly launched HardCoded, a new digital label to showcase a more analog, hardware-oriented sound.
Olly has focused more on studio production in the last few years and has enjoyed releases on Isotope Recordings, Sketcha Traxx, Corrosive Records, Coaxial, CDJ303, Braingravy Records, SUF Projects, Acid Test, Chase Yer Tail, UK Ruff, AK Recordings, Hive, SUF Overdose, HypnoTek909, Techno Against Fascism, EG-303, Anarko Dub Tekno, Filth Infatuated, 303 Alliance, Avinit Records, Stay Up Forever, Wah Wah, Getafix, Rave Yard Records, Flatlife, Impact UK, Bubblejam Gold, Taro Records, Cluster and his own labels System Rejects, Digital Rejects and HardCoded.
In the pipeline are new releases on various labels, new studio collaborations and a new hardware setup. And of course parties! See you down the front!