Roman Zawodny, a go-to staple of techno in the Northwest is often referenced by many as the longest leading figure in the Seattle techno scene, yet his music precedes him in this title as he is well known on the world stage with his many releases on labels spanning the globe and from his own label UKR. His sets and releases can range from menacing metallic techno, to the tripped out funk of acid, to the illest of electro breaks.
Roman Zawodny, a Seattle legend from the warehouse days is among the USA’s current most influential techno taste makers. His UKR label has released essential material from pioneers such as Lester Fitzpatrick, DJ Skull, Drew Sky, Paul Edge, Donnell Knox and many more. Having spent ample time banging out massive sets at some of the Northwest’s most hailed parties and events throughout the 90’s, he built his brand on the decks, and cultivated his own unique sound in the studio. He is also the man behind a legion of Northwest nightlife impresarios credit for their start. With over 100 releases on over 45 labels spanning he globe, his production encompasses the evolution of his style: a jacking, tribal, melodic sound that has won him many fans, notable appearances (1015 Folsom in SF and The Docks in Toronto to name a few) and much respect throughout the western Hemisphere. With support from a list of names that reads like a virtual ‘who’s who’ of Techno, Roman’s signature productions are being supported by many of the globes hottest Techno DJ’s. Dave Clarke, Carl Cox, Christian Varela, Derrick May, Lester Fitzpatrick, A.Paul, Robert Armani, Jan Liefhebber and many others have all rocked his tracks to rave reviews at nightclubs and prestigious music festivals throughout the world.