Highland Club Culture


2009 - present

Gearbox started back in 2009 as a weekly podcast and party concept by founder Desudo (Phil Macdonald) for Hard Dance music. Before long, Gearbox had gathered a large international following as radio concept. Mixes from Desudo along with guest mixes each week helped it become one of the most well established Hardstyle podcasts around.

The parties grew in toe with the radio concept and along with Change Of Scene, Gearbox brought acts to Inverness such as A*S*Y*S, Fausto, McBunn, Phil York, Dj Thera and many more.

After a couple of years, Desudo set his sights on creating a label for his brand Gearbox. In 2012, Gearbox Digital was born, and with a bang. Within 1 month, the label had racked up Radio 1 support from Kutski plus loads of other top names. Within the labels second year it had won the Hard Dance Label of the year.

Now, 7 years in, Gearbox is recognised as one of the world’s leading labels within Harder styles. Gearbox is now 10 years old and preparing a worldwide tour which will be selling out arenas all over the globe.