• Fri
  • 06
  • 09
  • 2019
  • 23:59
Fri 06 September 2019 - 23:59

Milton Baldwin aka DJ Skurge first got noticed DJing for East Detroit’s Cabaret crowd, where UR’s Mad Mike took note of his deep music knowledge. He soon became an integral part of camp UR, playing in Galaxy 2 Galaxy, Interstellar Fugitives, The Aquanauts and joining Juan Atkins in Model 500. He is deeply ingrained in the lore of Detroit city, making him a natural addition to the Underground Resistance folder. His stern dedication to the crafts has seen DJ Skurge take on the role of musical director in many projects, while he somehow found time to release some genre bending EPs of his own while recording with The Aquanauts and the current Model 500 crew. But for all the time spent being the self proclaimed “tall guy in the back, in the shadows” for these musical projects, he is still a DJ at heart. Originally making a name for himself in the world of lo-fi broken techno and acid, Manchester space traveller No Moon’s latest orbit into house and electro territories have resulted in some of the lushest, groove heavy club tracks we’ve heard in ages. No Moon’s latest appearances for the brilliant Let’s Go Swimming and Craigie Knowes imprints have cemented himself as one of the best new producers in the game, seemingly drawing inspiration from classic sci-fi electro from Detroit, flute-laden Chicago house and deep late night burners the likes of I:Cube might have been responsible for. Jacob Park is music & art director of Texture Detroit as well as resident at Detroit’s TV Lounge. Texture and Marble Bar Detroit were back for their 3rd straight Detroit Memorial Day weekend collaboration, exploring the possibilities of physical experience through experimentations with light, space, and sound. Texture sees the annual gathering as an opportunity to push to the outer boundaries of spatial design and sonic experience, and their lineup including Jacob Park was an exciting celebration of yet another special occasion. Downstairs in Tresor: frequent guest Ancient Methods was originally an industrial/techno duo of Conrad Protzmann & Michael Wollenhaupt aka Baeks & Trias: now it’s been Trias’ one man project since Baeks’ departure. Both originally integral DJs in the former legendary Tresor Headquarters team, today Ancient Methods takes this genre and drives you into its vortex right on the dancefloor. It is always a pleasure to welcome him back to the Tresor decks. South London Analogue Material aka S.L.A.M. is a vinyl-only label founded around 2015 by Ossian and Ansome. Quickly the label has established itself with some distinguished releases by cutting-edge electronic dance artists across the board. Inspired by a raw and urban UK techno lineage, Kieran Whitefield aka Ansome‘s drums are heavyweight, his percussion fierce and his synths full blooded. All in all that makes for a live set that grabs your attention and drags you along for an enthralling ride. Littered with his own field recordings, it can be variously eerie or boisterous. Returning again after his set in our home last November, Manni Dee’s techno smells something like burning rubber. Since 2013’s ‘Pareidolia’ EP, the London-based producer and DJ has been turning out breakneck warehouse fillers with an ear for the unsettled. Manni Dee has become a repeat offender on Ali Wells fronted Perc Trax, culminating in the anarchic ‘Throbs Of Discontent’ EP, and his “Human Image” EP was the debut release for Holland’s Leyla Records. Barœld Gündërssøn is Cressida is a Berlin-based artist who debuted on one of our New Faces nights and who released three EPs this 2017 alone, including the brutalist techno vinyl “Hymn To Lust” on Voitex. The same year Cressida provided a track on Voitax’ X Compilation.