"...the duo have continuously refined and reinvented their sound, moving through deep and immersive house, mid-tempo synth-heavy jams, and gritty, lo-fi machine funk across an impressive collection of 12”s and EPs"
Nicholas Church and Joseph Spencer are Casino Times, a production duo and shared musical project that has taken on a variety of diverse shapes and forms since its inception in 2010. Moving deftly between genres, styles and sounds without once sacrificing their unique sonic identity, Casino Times’ discography showcases two gifted musical minds reimagining and repurposing the conventions of contemporary dance music.
Not just creators but curators, they’re the masterminds behind white-label edit series Casino Edits, responsible for turning out five instantly classic 12”s over six years that have seen widespread popularity and critical praise. No strangers to a remix, they’ve reworked tracks from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Desert Sound Colony and Foals and seen their own work remixed by Moomin, Damiano von Eckert and more.
Heavy-hitting house roller “I Wanna Know” announced the arrival of Casino Times on the British electronic music scene in 2012, catching the ears of DJs and dancers alike with an unforgettable groove that laid the foundations for their ongoing success. In the years that followed, the duo have continuously refined and reinvented their sound, moving through deep and immersive house, mid-tempo synth-heavy jams, and gritty, lo-fi machine funk across an impressive collection of 12”s and EPs, even taking a detour into the album format with 2016’s Familiar Circles. Their singular approach to production balances a desire to experiment and integrate new ideas while remaining committed to the core fundamentals of their sound: rhythm, bass and melody.
As they continue to develop their aesthetic, Casino Times reach new heights with each release: 2019’s “Seven, Eight, Zero” pursued a forward-facing sound built on neon-lit synths and emotive chord structures, evoking a euphoric sunrise with its dreamy fusion of balearic influences, classic funk and modern electronica. Their second outing of 2019, “Rush/Kawai”, saw restless pace and fervent intensity on the A side contrasted with a playful foray into ‘70s nostalgia that stacked synth stabs on top of chunky snares and sweeping guitar chords on the flip.