• Sat
  • 25
  • 05
  • 2019
  • 23:59
Tresor.Klubnacht
Sat 25 May 2019 - 23:59

UK artist Justin Broadrick aka JK Flesh’s output is an intimidating one. Not because it is so incredibly raucous and dirty-sounding, for the most part. It’s just that there is so much of it. He formed pioneering industrial metal group Godflesh, and began experimenting with everything from dub and techno to hip-hop, breakbeat and rowdy ambience as Techno Animal with Kevin Martin. In 1999 Broadrick founded Avalanche Recordings, which would serve as an outlet for some of his more expansive millennial work, namely as Final, Jesu and JK Flesh, debuting the latter in 2012 with the album ‘Posthuman’ on 3BY3, but it’s lineage can be traced right back to Kevin“K-Mart” Martin and the pair’s psychedelic industrial techno project, The Sidewinder, which was picked up by Mille Plateaux in 1996. JK Flesh is the angry, hateful, disenchanted side of what he does with electronic beat-driven, bass-driven music: batten down the hatches and prepare for a perilous ride. Head Front Panel is a faster-paced techno alias of John Heckle currently focusing on improvised fully-hardware based live sets. The project began as a run of ten anonymously produced techno white labels released in 2014 as a sub label of Tabernacle Records, focusing on techno at its most immediate and energetic, whilst keeping preconceptions of persona under wraps. A request for Head Front Panel to perform in our home the same year later forced Heckle out of the shadows to recreate that same aesthetic in a live format. Though the project is no longer faceless, it still focuses on producing techno at its most primal; raw, fast-paced & spontaneous. Whilst the sets have evolved through many different set-ups and directions (sometimes show-to-show), the ethos stays the same.  Audrey Carcassonne aka AZF, puts heart and soul into an ideal club culture idea , sometimes even spilling over into the mutual respect and political fields. Her residences on Rinse France, besides advocating for eclecticism and tolerance, express her sturdy character reflected through the energy deployed during all her sets. AZF’s Boiler Room and Astropolis sets are evidences of that, as well as her taste for steady rhythms and industrial melodies. Excell produces Techno, set to release on his own Imprint DOQ. Excell’s Productions aims to convey sharp and cutting edge textures without forgetting a very strong focus on DJ ergonomics. Excell’s go at the decks will certainly not let you down on the matter of surprises. Layering loops over tracks, tweaking filters and sound effects, trying the best every time at pushing the craft of DJ’ing a little closer to the respect it deserves. In Globus: Ben Spaander is Cosmic Force, who began his musical career at the early age of 15. He first started making mixtapes, like many early hip hop heads, with a cassette recorder and a turntable he borrowed from his mother.Not an artist who transformed from one sound to another, he’s one of Electro’s originals, Cosmic Force released many classic trax on the world renowned Clone Records before setting up his own much celebrated label, Marguerita Recordings and releasing his own material alongside the likes of Detroit In Effect and E8. With regular live gigs in his home country of The Netherlands and his own monthly Club Marguerita in Utrecht, Cosmic Force continues to rock sound systems around the globe. Artist Remy Verheijen is Dexter from the Netherlands, whose interest in dj-ing started when he was hanging with his breakdance crew in the 80’s it’s no surprise the Dutch artist embraced electro as the go-to genre of his productions. Through a long career producing everything from pioneering electro to deeper house and raw techno, Dexter started no-nonsense label Klakson with Steffi whilst releasing on Clone, Rush Hour and Ostgut Ton himself. With more than a decades experience as a live artist and DJ, there is little the man cannot do; few places he hasn’t played. Dexter speaks when he has something to say. And when he does, the world listens. Sunny aka Sansibar is from Finland, an artist manipulating rhythms and frequencies, turning the intergalactic cosmic rays to a sonic voyage from above to below. With numerous DJs, promoters and fans citing Sansibar as up-and-coming in Finland, his mischievous blend of fun electro and techno, influenced by a contrast of nostalgia and futurism, gets the crowd moving. SV3N, originally from Offenbach am Main, became an influential figure in the early underground Techno and Electro scene of the Rhein-Main area, in Germany. His career as a professional DJ spanned 25 years and since the mid 90’s he made himself a name for his diverse styles of Detroit Techno, Electro and IDM. After supporting Autechre on their EU Tour in 1998 SV3N relocated to Manchester UK where he connected with Skam Records and co-promoted the legendary ilektro club-nights at the Park Nightclub. Now based in Berlin, SV3N has been working with the Littlebig Music Agency, became involved in running the sonic arts gallery space MODULAR+ and continues his mission to push new Electro music as a DJ with his eclectic closing sets.