is a sonic artist based somewhere between London (UK) and New York City (USA). Alongside Only Child, he runs the event series and label Club Night Club.

Gaining notoriety through early excursions on UK labels such as Well Street Records and Oscilla Sound. Since his 2018 debut for Darwin’s Spe:c imprint, his consistent stream of productions chart an evolving course, indicative of an artist carving their own niche.

Recently, his output has expanded beyond the club, with a series of written dissections of dance music culture, sound theory, and literary parallels to the world of music.

System music for the body and soul.

significantutha(at)gmail.com (Music)
roddyparkernyc(at)gmail.com (Writing)



Records

Oblivion
12”
2021
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Coiled hard drum pressure from NYC’s Significant Other, riding reticulated rhythms for Hank Jackson’s anno label.


“Putting some grungy NYC muscle in it, Significant Other follows shots on Spe:c and Oscilla Sound with some of his darkest gear here. ‘Every Night A Dtream Visits Us’ works a lather of sidewinding, sinuous arps and drums under Ghost In The Shell atmosfear, and the scaly ‘Gomek’ drags us down an alley to chew our bones and spit ‘em out in a sort of slompy cumbia dance. ‘Oblivion’ allows for some more brooding, beat-less introspection continuing his narrative style, and ’Second Skin’ crawls out on swingeing, snag-toothed tresillo rhythms lodged somewhere between DJ Python and Nick Klein. ”
–Boomkat




Club Aura
12”
OS003: Oscilla sound
2020
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“Noirish dancefloor sophistication from Significant Other, coming off like Parris meets Alex Zhang Hungtai or a crankier Batu and Raime’s gaff on his debut for Oscilla Sound”


“Club Aura’ sets the dank tone with creepy, seeping electronics stalked by FM synth bass while lonely sax dances around its blue shuffle. ‘Mike’s Gone Back To Manchester’ then amps the energy levels to a murkier swagger a la Loefah’s 81 posse, and ‘Little Blue Pills’ balances that dank pressure with scudding trance licks on a properly writhing tip, leaving ‘drum Therapy’ too turn it out on a jungle-footwork tip recalling tracks off Raime’s ‘Planted’ EP”
–Boomkat




Postdrome EP
12”, EP
WSR SO1:
Well Street Records
2019
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“After stepping out on spe:c last year, Significant Other continues to impress with this new Well Street Records drop. On the Postdrome EP we find the producer serving up whirling techno polyrhythms that have a strong dose of UK bass, grime and psychedelia to them. Cuts like ‘Brain Fingers’ split the difference between the soundsystem stylings of Walton or Lurka and the trippy excursions of Whilst. Moments in ‘Delos’ nod to the sound of Lisbon’s Príncipe. Artwork by Bloody Bishop is worth the entrance fee alone.”
–Bleep



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Buy: https://wellstreetrecords.bandcamp.com/album/postdrome-ep-wsr-so1




Triptan
12”
Spe:c 015 06:
SPE;C
2018
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“Fabulous, stepping, exquisitely adjusted, Grime tinged Techno / IDM cuts”
–Harwax



Podcasts

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Touch Absence



A long form audio essay examining the ways in which the mediums of writing and music function differently in processing and vocalizing loss.Includes: Exploring the experience of listening and reading from both the perspective of the artist and the consumer. Analysis of how dance music can be constructed to reflect and articulate complex emotions. The parallels and differences between the ways in which the written word and sound are utilized to address heavy shit.These take a while to make. If you enjoy, please consider subscribing to the Patreon:www.patreon.com/seeyoumondayTexts Cited:Barthes, Roland, and Richard Howard. A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments. , 1978. Print.Moody, Rick. Demonology: Stories. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. Boston: Back Bay Books, 2002.wordsofbruce.bandcamp.com/album/hek027…n-line-sweatPlatform – Contemporary-classics-003-untrueSmall, Christopher. Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1998.Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel. New York: Knopf, 1987. Print.Sebald, W G. Austerlitz. München: C. Hanser, 2001. Print.

Bless xx


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Hauntology

Introducing a new project. The first episode of ‘See You Monday’, a podcast centered around examining dance music through an interdisciplinary lens. Every Monday for the next few weeks a new episode will drop, beginning with today’s: ‘Transformative Spaces’.This first episode examines raving as a transformative practice, one that hinges on participation. The club vs the rave, reinforcement of values within subcultures, and how the individual is transformed by dance music.Works Cited:Small, Christopher. Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1998. Print.Barthes, R., & Howard, R. (1991). The responsibility of forms : critical essays on music, art, and representation. Berkeley (Calif.): University of California press.Meyer. Emotion and meaning in music : by Leonard B. Meyer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961, c1956.Buckland, Fiona. Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making. Wesleyan University Press, 2002.Reynolds, Simon. Energy Flash: A Journey through rave music and Dance Culture. Softskull press 2012.


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Transformative Spaces

A long form audio essay examining the ways in which the mediums of writing and music function differently in processing and vocalizing loss.Includes: Exploring the experience of listening and reading from both the perspective of the artist and the consumer. Analysis of how dance music can be constructed to reflect and articulate complex emotions. The parallels and differences between the ways in which the written word and sound are utilized to address heavy shit.

Bless xx



Writings



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