Shanghai Ultra 是VOID组织的创始成员，这个组织把Rob Hood和Underground Resistance厂牌的地下House和techno音乐第一次带到了中国。他从很年轻的时候就开始创作电子音乐，2005年5月定居上海以来，他找到了适合发展环境，并且活跃在DJ圈和电子音乐圈。
当1988年他13岁时候，在苏格兰Dunfermline，他在BBC电台DJ John Peel的传奇节目中接触到了acid house和底特律techno。并他开始了自己的音乐旅程。
在那个充满享乐主义和沉迷毒品的英国锐舞的年代里。于之相反，1995年Ultra在苏格兰发行了他的第一张Hardcore techno单曲唱片《Unknown Source》。这张唱片为苏格兰带来了震荡波似的具有生命力的techno之声。
Shanghai Ultra is a founder member of VOID, an underground house and
techno collective responsible for bringing the likes of Rob Hood and
Underground Resistance to China for the first time. He has also
produced electronic music from a young age, but it is only in the last
few years since moving to Shanghai in May 2005 that he found the right
environment to become active in the scene again and began to DJ as
well as produce.
He began his music career in 1988 at the age of 13 in Dunfermline, a
town in East Scotland. He grew up listening to the sounds of acid
house and Detroit techno on DJ John Peel's legendary BBC Radio One
During this time he formed a partnership with childhood friend
"Kenario", together in Scotland they released several vinyls on labels
including the now defunct "Shoop! Records".
Their youthful indulgence in the meaingless and drug-obsessed Scottish
rave scene offended the pair's underground ethos and left them
somewhat disillusioned. In a reactionary move, Ultra then released the
first ever hardcore techno EP in Scotland in 1995, using the name
"Unknown Source". It was a release which sent shockwaves through a
scene that gorged on cheesy bouncy techno, and put Scotland on the
Ultra then disappeared for a few years heading off to university,
releasing the odd Detroit techno-inspired transmission from time to
time from his secret bunker. He was still enjoying dancing too much to
make time for his own musical career.
A year-long stay from 2000-2001 in China, near Shanghai, brought him
into contact with the unique body-techno of the Shenhua FC Blue Devil
ultra football fans, and hence the Shanghai Ultra moniker was born.
He returned back to the wilderness of the UK for three years, before
resurfacing in Shanghai in 2005, feeling that the commercial
metropolis was an ideal location to start putting something back into
the scene again.
He remains a connoisseur of all machine-made music, and an intimate
understanding of Detroit Techno Music resides in his electronic DNA.