Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Ren Schofield, who sculpts vicious punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms.


'His crunchy beats, low-tech decay and fist-pumping zeal have struck a chord with an electronic dance music scene that is once again craving techno that is hard, heavy and elemental' — RESIDENT ADVISOR

Started in response to his discovery of nineties minimal techno, Container combines elements from his background in noise and cassette collage music with a new found interest in repetitive beats to create this raw and damaged rhythmic sound that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid.

'There is no being taken on a conceptual journey, or losing yourself in these tracks. They overwhelm and punish your ears and synapses, disappearing before you get a chance to acclimatise yourself. Asymmetric guerrilla dancefloor bangers in effect' — THE QUIETUS

Characterized by propulsive beats and liberal use of distortion, Container’s sonic meld has been equally welcomed at club nights, basement shows, electronic festivals, and rock gigs alike, landing him opening slots for a diverse range of acts from Daughters to Danny Brown and Zola Jesus to Ryley Walker.

His 5 full lengths and 4 EP’s (for labels like Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools, Alter, Morphine, and now Drone) have all boggled brains in every hemisphere and received highly favorable reviews in the process, cementing Container as a distinctive and disorderly force in modern electronic music.


Joe Hatt