The Immigrant story is essentially the story of British ex-pat Robin Porter. It was the Acid House era of the late 80’s and the hazy days of Manchester’s Hacienda where Robin Porter experienced timeless nights of filthy Chicago Trax and emotive Detroit Techno. The evolution of his DJ style stems from the melody and soul delivered by the early House pioneers: Adonis, Mr. Fingers, Juan Atkins, Marshall Jefferson, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, and Farley "Jackmaster" Funk. Early excursions into Hip-Hop production, Dancehall, Ragga, and frequent sessions with local House producers helped him formulate a distinct DJing style and appreciation for ‘all things Techno.’ After graduating from University with a degree in design and photography and a desire to discover more than what lay in the outskirts of inner city Manchester, he journeyed to America, combining his design and DJing skills into an outlet for both, starting his label Immigrant in 1999.
Robin Porter, Casey Hogan, Hand On Throat, John Tejada, John Dahlback, Funk D'Void, Maetrik, Alland Byallo, Brian Aneurysm, Lega, Franklin De Costa, Franco Cinelli, Barem, Dave Martin, Todd Bodine, Kriece, Monomachine, Mark Henning, Inxec, Mariel Ito, Monoblock, Fan Erhalder, Di-Fi, Active Sense, Keneth Graham