The Fear Ratio was formed in early 2011 by two substantial heavyweights of the UK techno scene, James Ruskin & Mark Broom. Originally an outlet project of studio sessions for them to combine their passions for electronica, hip-hop and dub beats beyond the parameters of 4/4 techno, The Fear Ratio is now on the verge of releasing their third album in March 2020.
The duo, who are long-term collaborators have created their own signature style with abstract synths, heavy basslines and experimental soundscapes that fit somewhere in between IDM, electronica and ambient.
Their acclaimed debut album ‘Lightbox’ was initially released in 2011 on Ruskin’s Blueprint Records, featuring remixes from Warp aficionados Plaid and Deadhand. Soon after they formed a long-lasting relationship with cult Manchester based label Skam, with the follow-up album in 2015 ‘Refuge of a twisted soul’.
2018 saw a four track ‘Live EP’ release made up of exclusive versions of their Autechre supporting slot at the Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester.