Forriner are Lee Forster and Oli Warriner, perhaps better known by their individual projects Last Waltz and Traela… they have recently joined forces as Forriner. Lee was responsible for the infamous Newcastle based party, Dada which he ran alongside Geoff “Man Power” Kirkwood and Mick Rolfe (all of Last Waltz) who brought diverse guest Dj’s to the city such as…Chida, Kento, Felix Dickinson and I-F to name a handful. The trio have played clubs, festivals and parties far and wide from Tel Aviv, Berlin, Lithuania and Croatia. Lee has also held down a residency at Tokyo in Newcastle for over 15 Years and been pivotal to the scene in the north east from way, way back with involvement in other club based projects such as, Reverb, Method Lounge, Hipcheck and Hold It Down.
Back in 2014 Oli began the running and organising of a series of secret parties in the city which would later develop into the record label he owns today. Tunnyl Records is an amalgamation of the many different avenues Oli takes his influence from, not being bound by any specific genre. Contacting artists brought to his attention through word of mouth and hard work, as opposed to current trends and hype.
Both meeting each other through their contributions to the Newcastle music scene and having successfully put out solo material on staples such as ESP Institute, Mule Musiq, Let’s Play House, Tusk Wax and Hhatri, the duo decided to recently combine as Forriner. Their first releases for Futureboogie Recordings and Man Power’s MeMeMe have seen them off to a strong start picking up airplay on BBC Radio 1. Now, the pair have decided to start their own record label – Forriner Music. Their labels ethos going forward… releasing music that they like, outside of conventional genre boundaries.