Initially from Birmingham, the London-based producer and DJ Lee Gamble first emerged from the jungle scene, DJ'ing on pirate radio stations and as a founding member of the CYRK collective.
He took his early influences and developed his sound productions with an experimental twist, joining the Entr'acte
label and releasing the 2006 mini-album 80mm O!I!O, 2009's Join Extensions album, and a 2010 cassette with the musician Yutaka Makino. Moving to Bill Kouligas' Pan
label, Gamble's deconstructed jungle album Diversions 1994-1996 appeared in 2012, followed shortly by the reverberating, techno-charged Dutch Tvashar Plumes. Both albums were highly acclaimed, and featured on The Wire and Fact magazines' year-end lists. Gamble became an in-demand DJ; for his sets, he would play house and techno or a fully vinyl jungle set from what he calls "The Golden Age of Jungle." In 2014, he developed his techno sound with the EP Kuang and the full-length Koch. The B23 Steelhouse 12" followed in 2015. Gamble started a forward-thinking club label called UIQ
, which issued records by artists such as Zuli, S Olbricht
, and Lanark Artefax, in addition to Gamble's 2016 EP Chain Kinematics. In 2017, he signed to Hyperdub
and released the abstract club album Mnestic Pressure. ~ James Pearce, Rovi