Ōtautahi / Christchurch


Listen to Keepsakes

Keepsakes, the alias of British-New Zealand producer and DJ James Barrett, has been a strong and distinctive voice in techno in recent years, showcasing his powerful and menacing, yet often cheeky and playful, productions on influential labels including South London Analogue Material, Perc Trax, and MORD. Furthermore, he co-founded the Haven club night in Tāmaki Maraukau in 2015 - introducing the experimental and harder side of techno to the city. In 2018 Haven expanded into a record label - releasing leading international artists including VTSS, Tommy Holohan, New Frames, Peder Mannerfelt, and Ansome, as well as becoming the main home for Barrett’s own productions. Now located in Ōtautahi - following several years in Berlin hitting the European club circuit - he is focused on bringing his tough and eclectic sound to dance floors worldwide, with regular appearances at international techno institutions providing a platform for his formidable vinyl DJ sets.