Ewan Pearson is an acclaimed British tech-house producer/DJ who is based in Berlin, most closely affiliated with the label Soma Quality Recordings, and perhaps best known as a prolific remixer. Born on April 1, 1972, in Kidderminster, a town in the West Midlands region of England, he studied at Girton College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, and continued his studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. His studies led him to co-author the academic book Discographies: Dance Music, Culture, and the Politics of Sound, published by Routledge in 1999. As a producer, Pearson made his debut in 1994 with the 12" EPs Motorcade/Highway and The Reason on Bosting Records under the aliases Villa America and Dirtbox, respectively. He subsequently switched to the esteemed Glasgow label Soma for a couple of 12" EPs under the alias Maas (EP01, 1995; Suture Self EP, 1996), followed by the full-length album Latitude (1997), which spawned a couple accompanying EPs (Look at Me Now, Falling, 1997; Another Saturday Night, 1997). Meanwhile, Pearson was finishing up his university studies around this time period and -- with the exception of a couple EPs on Giant 45 (Chroma EP, 1997; The Days Are Just Packed, 2000) and a one-off EP on Soma (Powers of Ten, 1999) -- was relatively inactive.