"Originally, I believed industrial music was influenced from sounds coming from factories, especially as the genre emanated from industrial working towns in the UK, thinking that the producers were re-creating the everyday sounds they heard from these areas. After researching I came to understand that the genre was so much more than that – it was the use of tape delays, homemade pedals and synthesisers and the fusion of performance art and working closely with concepts. Personally, it was important to learn the history as I come from a city which has a sub-genre export named 'Birmingham techno', which is heavily influenced by industrial [see: Surgeon and Regis]."In the past few years we have seen a steady rise in industrial techno, with the name being thrown around quite liberally with artists wanting to separate themselves from the more commercial side of techno. 2019 is seeing many areas of industrial-influenced techno being covered, from the more experimental right through to the stripped-back, dark techno-industrial hybrid, and with the industrial hardcore also making a hefty contribution to the current scene."