Milkplant is Justin Pennell, He is the From 0-1 label founder and co-owner with longtime friend, Sone. Originally from the city of Milwaukee in the Midwest, he moved to Seattle in 2004 and in 2010 relocated to Oakland, California where he currently resides. Nearly 25 years of combined DJ and production experience has allowed him to witnessed many trends in electronic music come and go, but Techno has always been his #1.
Starting as a DJ at the age of 19 in 2000, he discovered Heiko Laux, Stewart Walker, Plastikman, Ben Sims, Speedy J, Fuse, and Theorem from records obtained from Nick Nice’s ‘Nice Music’ in Madison, Wisconsin at the peak of the Midwest rave scene. From then on he forged a path that led to production by 2004, and record label establishment in 2008. Beyond the usual, he draws influence from Industrial, Experimental, and Punk Rock; the likes of Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Tangerine Dream, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Death in June, Clock DVA, and much more.