- Type Records (UK label run by John)
Xela (John Twells) currently operates out of Manchester. When he is not busy running the Type record label and writing for Boomkat, he produces electronic music encompassing a variety of styles and moods. His earlier music combines constructed beats, smart melodies and brittle electronica, which is supplemented by guitar and other instrumentation in later recordings. An obsession with horror soundtracks, particularly from the films of Dario Argento, Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci and the music of Goblin (band) and Fabio Frizzi, has influenced him to produce more atmospheric soundscapes encompassing folk, drone, and psychedelia. His forthcoming album “In Bocca Al Lupo” fuses this style with the doom and noise of Wolf Eyes and Sunn O))) to produce discomforting and loud funereal music.