Tonight Maayan Nidam presents the second Hellium night in Globus. The focus for both label and night is on deep and hypnotic rhythms, celebrating an otherwise discreet and inconspicuous side of underground techno. Maayan invites innovative guests to share the decks with her all night, getting personal and expose hidden artistic dimensions. Nastia is a DJ from the Ukraine, who began DJing around 2005 and eventually started a weekly radio show called ‘Propaganda’, which is also the name her new label, launched recently in 2013. Now she barely finds spare time while touring the world. In 2011 her first release was a collaboration with Sasha (Alexander Pavlenko / Sunchase) named ‘He & She’ on the label Musik Gewinnt Freunde. Until today it’s their only release, because both remain very busy. Since 2010 Nastia has been a resident DJ at Arma17. Maayan Nidam, an artist in flux, continues to change, evolve and challenge boundaries both in her Berlin studio and on stage. She has built a reputation as a fine DJ and producer who favours a subtle approach towards mesmeric moments. Maayan’s DJ sets, predominantly based in stripped-back, deep sounds, utilise an intriguing vinyl collection, using obscure interludes for re-contextualisation. With a flexibly evolving range of hardware, Maayan Nidam re-creates the spontaneous frame of her productions, delving deep into the possibilities of live dubbing and improvisation, keeping the performance exciting for both the crowd and Maayan herself. These two inspired artists will be playing together all night long on the Globus Floor. In Tresor: Juan Rico aka Reeko is certainly no stranger to our home. Reeko finds himself, unexpectedly but deservedly, among the elite of Hispanic techno. He began DJing in 1997 but it wasn’t until his first release in 2002 under the Swedish label Emergence that he became known professionally. Using various aliases over the years, under the name of Reeko he has released huge techno productions on a slew of famous labels which have charted and been played by the best DJs in the world. Reeko created Mental Disorder, his “pathological” label/laboratory, in 2003 under which he has released 12 works of ever increasing quality. Next came the label Evidence in 2005, where he opens up to his passion for the darkest and sickest part of the human mind. Eventually Reeko joined the cream of techno: the PoleGroup, formed in 2008 featuring high-profiled Spanish artists Exium and Christian Wunsch. The cohesive array of depth charged devices that Anthony Linell has produced is formidable. From his opening statements as Abdulla Rashim on his early label of the same name, right through to his recent work that puts his aliases aside, there is a robust and rigorous intent that compounds the elemental strategies of techno’s models to apprehend his singular vision. Presiding over Stockholm’s Northern Electronics label with Varg (Jonas Rönnberg), Linell dispenses with mechanisms of attention on all fronts. Purposively ricocheting between the techno world and experimental electronic music, Linell forges a distinct passage that gathers the aesthetically uncompromising motifs and missions from across this spectrum. It’s this combination and resolve that’s brought Linell to the world’s attention, however little that attention has been solicited. Returning to the decks is YYYY, a mysterious duo from Argentina with little personal information, but their music speaks for itself while remaining definitely underground. Strange textures, industrial sounds, lost voices in the background, and an intensely hypnotic groove. Swiss artist Nh was co-founder together with Baptiste P. of Divergent Recordings is an independent record label founded in 2014. Carrying a deep, dark and driving techno sound with additional experimental imprints on top, Nh and Divergent Recordings also kept busy with the organisation of underground techno events. After his debut EP “Nihil” on Sublunar (the record label founded by Sciahri and Dagdrom) in 2017, Nh returned on Sublunar last November 2018 with 5 new tracks of psychedelic, sinister and mind-bending techno on his EP “Outre”.