Cooking Up A Musical Storm

5 Jun
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Fresh ideas: Shaun Dowse in his home studio in Kilwinning

Producer mixes music and recipes

by Ross Dunn of Irvine Herald – 31st May 2013

Music and food are often heralded as the two most sensory delights known to man – but could the two possibly work together?

Kilwinning-based producer Shaun Dowse is attempting to combine the two with his new archive label – Flyin’ Saucepan – by providing unique recipes with each music purchase. Shaun, 35, told the Herald: “The label was set up for all of the old material and spare tracks that have never really had a home before. I chose the name after using saucepans as percussion and thought it was only right to take it that bit further and include some recipes too – it’s something a wee bit different!”

Remastered and released from his home studio in Kilwinning, the Flyin’ Saucepan label specialises in electronic music stretching back to the 90s, cataloguing demos and experiments from some of Scotland’s best underground electronic wizards. Shaun has been through the mill as a producer, with plenty of experiments of his own not living up to his own expectations.

“A few years ago, I bought the rights to release a track by Grand National, who at the time were signed to Rob da Bank’s label. To say the least it was an incredibly expensive mistake and we never really recouped the costs. I guess it was just one of those learning curves though and we draw a line under it and move on.”

Now changing the way he thinks about producing tracks, Shaun insists he’s enjoying the fun side of music again.

“The previous label that I released stuff on was a bit moody so this is really refreshing and an excercise in categorisation, purging myself of the bad music which has been sitting around on my many hard drives for far too long and in the process, finding a place for the good stuff. This is just a really fun way of releasing and producing music.”

As for Shaun’s solo material under the Voltergeist moniker, he’s busy working on new material for 2014, which will be released on a new sister label to Flyin’ Saucepan.

Shaun added: “Flyin’ Saucepan is a label for the global recession. Everything’s £1 directly from the Bandcamp store. Be it individual tracks or the entire release.”

To find out more about Shaun’s label or to hear some tracks, head over to

Flyin' Saucepan article in the local paper (Ross Dunn: Irvine Herald 31st May 2013).

Flyin’ Saucepan article in the local paper (Ross Dunn: Irvine Herald 31st May 2013).


One Response to “Cooking Up A Musical Storm”


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