Pariah is the pseudonym of 24-year-old London based producer Arthur Cayzer, whose series of releases on legendary Belgian label R&S has established him as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the UK in recent years. Cayzer’s R&S outings – ‘Detroit Falls’, ‘Safehouses’ and ‘Rift’ – showcase a variety of styles that have won him wide acclaim in a relatively short period of time. Looking through Pariah’s discography it’s clear to see that he favours a quality above quantity ethos, making each release or remix an essential acquisition for the long-term.
Together with close friend Jamie Roberts (Blawan) he formed the production duo of Karenn at the end of 2011. Specialising in dense slabs of heavy, mutating techno tracks for the floor, this gruesome twosome have become the leading lights of UK techno’s resurgence. Debuting with the first release on their imprint Works The Long Nights (also known as Sheworks), which has quickly become one of the essential buy-on-sight labels around, Karenn’s productions are rivaled only by their incendiary hands-on hardware based live sets.
In other recent projects: Sheworks003 (Pariah’s collaboration with Midland) was one of 2012’s key funk-driven techno releases, while his remixes of Lucy’s ‘Finnegan’ on Curle revisited a deeply rooted love for Detroit with soaring lead lines to rival vintage Red Planet. With his profile continuing to rocket, Pariah enjoys a hectic dj schedule that takes in clubs and festivals across the world with no let up anticipated anytime soon.