Our summer Thursday night parties continue and tonight we welcome two respected label showcases for Aufnahme + Wiedergabe as well as Sonic Groove Records. Mathis Mootz aka The Panacea is a prolific German electronic musician and DJ. Under the name Panacea, he released a string of dark drum and bass singles 1996, followed by the LPs Low Profile Darkness in 1997 and Twisted Designz in 1998. Working and collaborating tirelessly throughout the 90s and 00s, releasing on top labels such as Milles Plateaux, Ant-Zen and more. In 2005, Mootz revived the Force Inc. label, changing his name to The Panacea. He has since returned to somewhat darker sounds, releasing a number of singles on Position Chrome, as well as UK labels Outbreak and Offkey Records, the latter run by UK producer Raiden and specializing in Techno-DNB. British born, Vienna based producer Mahk Rumbae aka Codex Empire has been creating challenging experimental electronic music for 25 years as one half of industrial/experimental band Konstruktivists as well as solo and side-projects. His most recent release on Sacred Court is the “Precipice” EP from last December. The history of Adam X dates back to 1990 in New York City, where he teamed up with his brother Frankie Bones in running the first all-techno record shop in America ‘Groove Records (later named Sonic Groove Records)’ with DJ Heather Heart joining ownership shortly after. Throughout the 90s and into the first half of the millennium, the Sonic Groove retail outlet was one of the top techno record retailers for DJs & vinyl collectors across the world. Now one of the longest techno labels running, Sonic Groove refuses to push the sounds of the past, instead preferring to define the sound of the future. Known in contemporary times globally for his pioneering working in crossing the parallel of techno and industrial music, Adam X is also behind the production of the well known deep sci-fi techno project “Traversable Wormhole” on CLR. aufnahme + wiedergabe was established in 2011 by Philipp Strobel and Gabriel Brero in Berlin, Germany. Philipp Strobel is also co-founder of Endorcism and DEATH # DISCO, Berlin-based institutions in the modern era of industrial musc and EBM. [a + w] recently rose to notice in Berlin clubs on the strength of releases by artists like Phase Fatale, BLUSH_RESPONSE, Ancient Methods, SΛRIN, and others, but the label has a strong catalogue going back to 2011 that evidences Strobel‘s unflinching dedication to the continued pursuit of all things dark, hard and mysterious in modern music. The push out of the industrial niche towards techno dancefloors came at the time when many artists were exploring similar crossovers, but [a + w] has stayed true to its roots even as its roster continues to evolve. Exactly one year after his last gig in our home, we welcome Philipp back to the decks.