• Fri
  • 24
  • 01
  • 2020
  • 23:59
Fri 24 January 2020 - 23:59

Appearing the second time this year in our home, Steve Bailey aka Makaton is a U.K. techno producer whose style ranges from experimental to industrial and dark elements. Makaton has been at the forefront of techno releasing peerless, influential and experimental techno music since 1998. His earlier releases were on Rodz-Konez and his newer output is released on James Ruskin’s Blueprint label, including his 2017 EP “All Kneel”.  Since its inception, his Rodz-Konez label has had more than 60 releases firmly embedding the psyche in the techno scene. Makaton‘s unique production style leans heavily on dub, industrial, no wave and minimalism concepts. Bailey’s experimental approach has seen him introduce new ways to represent techno and leave outdated approaches to the genre at the wayside. Makaton‘s live sets range from deep to industrial and are always sonically challenging. 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. Returning artist, Spanish DJ Hurtado recorded with the Mexican label B55 his first EP, entitled “Trinian”, and earlier December 2015, his second EP came out on the label “Brood Audio” from Los Angeles with the tittle “1995”. As for now, Hurtado continues working on new music for his Live (PA) and delivers his own vision of Techno through DJ gigs he is playing around the world. Debuting on our new faces night in November 2017 and playing again in Tresor last August, we welcome him back for another set tonight. SDX is the producer alias of Dusk + Haze and Bold resident DJ BeNi, who is no stranger to our home. A DJ with 20 years experience, extremely good technical skills and an excellent track selection, we welcome SDX back to the decks. In Globus: Bunker New York resident and Interdimensional Transmissions as well, Patrick Russell has provided some intense techno, heat-tinged podcasts for Bunker and Bunker Recordings – hang onto your heels for the return of this hot producer’s turntable magic. A true veteran of the US underground, he magically transforms the diaspora of acid, pure jack energy, and hints of IDM into a deep, fluent sonic dialog that never fails to devastate both minds and dance floor. Known as a key figure in the legendary No Way Back parties, Patrick’s ability to weave intensely unique, long-format narratives has earned him critical international acclaim. Patrick Russell is not just a name to watch, he is someone to be experienced. Back exactly a year later, Ploy, the pseudonym of South London based artist Sam Smith, emerged onto the scene in 2016 with his debut release, ‘Sala One Five’ on the renowned Hessle Audio label, expertly followed up by a slew of EP’s finding residence on Batu’s Timedance imprint, the faction whom collectively carved out a unique sound in a shockingly short space of time, grounded in UK bassbin principles yet pushing that prism in wild, crooked new ways that have become something of a signature aesthetic… Ploy’s unique sound has a place among modern electronic music’s most innovative, receiving remix treatment from the likes of Beatrice Dillon and Peder Mannerfelt. As well as regularly performing in Europe’s top venues, Ploy has already mixed an Electronic Explorations podcast, held down multiple NTS shows and a week-long residency on Rinse FM. 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. Romanian artist Alexa Chirnoagă aka Aleksa Alaska began recording and uploading mixes two years ago and one year later opened for Veronica Vasicka at a queer party in Bucharest. Her thoroughly refined sound is elegant yet austere, delicate yet dark, draining yet satisfying. The Bucharest-based DJ has been gaining recognition for her abilities with regular shows on NTS and Rinse FM, as well as a schedule of upcoming gigs around Europe.