Sutekh (aka Seth Horvitz) is renowned the world over for his fresh approach to electronic production. As U.S. tech-funk goes, he's definitely your man, with releases on Soul Jazz, Force Inc/Mille Plateaux, Orthlorng Musork, and his own Context Free Media. He has released three very distinct long players, and is currently putting the finishing touches to a fourth, due for release in 2006. Context released Murcof's first recording, the Monotonu EP, back in 2001; Sutekh subsequently remixed Murcof's "Memoria" for a 12-inch release-- the track became an instant club classic and went on to be used as the soundtrack to a film that accompanied a recent Alexander McQueen collection. Horvitz has travelled across continents performing live, DJing and absorbing numerous streams of culture and subculture, entwined and aligned by the constant thread of music. He's studied tabla in India and for the last two years has been practicing daily on the baby-grand that sits in his San Francisco basement. His fascination with world, classical and jazz theory might not be a trait often found among electronic producers, but there's no doubt it informs his work. Manipulating and abusing computers, samplers, synthesizers, various acoustic instruments, and found sounds, he has created everything from deep, minimal house and techno to dense, dissonant noise collage, but never at the expense of the funk, which is why these expansive, elastic rerubs sit together so astonishingly well.