Ear Conditioning


We went for a walk with a self-assembled crystal radio and ended up here.

Representing artists such as The Last Poets (USA), Mutamassik (Egypt/USA), Lowdjo (Belgium), KingLMan (UK/Tenerife) and his own dj-self D.WattsRiot.  We aim to shine some light on unique and challenging artists: the experimental, the weird, the unknown, the progressive, the outcast and the stuff we love regardless of category. As a label, we have released music by KingLMan and Socos Duo.

At the helm of Ear Conditioning is Dave Watts, 25+ years deep in this ocean of sound. Experience encompassing UK and International Press, Promotion, Marketing for the Virgin / EMI, and Label Manager for Hut, Caroline Records and Post-World Industries, and of course his participation on the incendiary group Fun-da-mental.

Co-programmer of The Data Mine stage, Shambala Festival, UK 2018

Programming Team:
Keroxen (2010-Present)
A multi-disciplined event held in a refurbished oil refinery tank in
Santa Cruz,Tenerife.

Clandestino Festival, Gothenborg, Sweden.
Co-curator: (2008-2016)

Event Consultant:
Booking Adrian Sherwood, Babyfather, DJ Earl, El Guincho, El Hijo de la Cumbia, Filastine, Gonzo, King Midas Sound, Kode9 & The Spaceape (R.I.P.), Mala, The Bug, Gonjasufi

Nation Records
Promotion of label artists Asian Dub Foundation, Natacha Atlas, Fun-da-mental, Loop Guru, Prophets of the City, Recycler.

Virgin Records
International Marketing and Promotion/UK Press/Label Manager.
Carleen Anderson, Horace Andy, Bad Brains,Ben Harper,FSOL, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Ice Cube,
Ice-T/Body Count, Iggy Pop, Les Negresses Vertes, Killing Joke, Luke Vibert, Photek, Primus,Stacey Pullen,The Micronauts, Snoop Dogg, Unique3, The Moody Boyz.

Member of the Global Club Music Network collective

As an artist, Dave Watts aka D.WattsRiot, member Fun-da-mental, DJ / Vocalist

Collaborator with Rachid Taha (R.I.P.), Almamagretta, Tupperwear, Sabrettes.