• 20.09.15 - Fourth album (Update #2)

  • I’m still working on my fourth album, which I hope to release in 2016. It’s been an enjoyable process and I have been working with vinyl sound sources again, ploughing through an amazing selection of 1950s jazz LPs for inspiration.  (more…)

  • 23.02.14 - Fourth album in progress

  • I’m currently working on my fourth album. Hopefully, the first single will be released before the end of 2014. I have ten tracks on the go, one of which is a collaboration. I’m looking forward to sharing the music with you all soon.

  • 17.02.13 - DJ Shadow mix – tracklist

  • I have received many requests for the DJ Shadow mix tracklist, so here it is: (more…)

  • 31.12.12 - 2012 Cultural Review

  • Last year’s cultural review proved so popular that I decided to put together another for 2012.  (more…)

  • 3.12.12 - DJ Shadow remix

  • I’m proud to announce that after years of being called the ‘DJ Shadow of Wales’, I’ve finally collaborated with the man himself. You can listen to the results at the DJ Shadow Soundcloud page. (more…)

  • 1.09.12 - Acid Ted interview

  • I was recently interviewed by the excellent dance music blog Acid Ted, discussing Newport, my new record ‘Solitude’…and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  (more…)

  • 10.03.12 - Third album ‘Solitude’ to be released in May 2012

  • I recently completed my third album, which has just been mastered by the fine guys at Wired in South London. So why is it called ‘Solitude’? (more…)

  • 30.12.11 - New album & review of 2011

  • 2011 has been the most bizarre and shocking year I can remember. Twelve months of natural disasters, epic protests, unexpected deaths, royal weddings and financial turmoil.

    On a somewhat lighter note, however… (more…)

  • 5.09.11 - New EP available in more stores

  • Already picking up plays across the BBC network and XFM, my new EP ‘Grains of Light’ is now available via iTunes, Juno and Amazon. You can also buy it through my new Bandcamp page


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Growing up in the bleak and beautiful post-industrial landscape of South Wales provided Culprit 1 with an ideal environment in which to explore countless musical influences. Since his debut single in 2003, he has released three critically acclaimed albums of haunting electronic music.


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