• Fri
  • 28
  • 04
  • 2017
  • 23:59
Tresor Meets Sonic Groove
Fri 28 April 2017 - 23:59

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. Several distinguished guest are onhand: one of the most highly respected acts in both techno and industrial circles, Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey aka Orphx have been developing their signature fusion of hypnotic rhythms and experimental noise for the past twenty years. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, location recordings and feedback circuits, Orphx draws upon the darker, psychedelic fringes of electronic dance music and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics and themes of early industrial music. Blush Response is Joey Blush, Cuban-American artist and sound designer. His music is characterized by a modular synth heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths to create a sound that blurs the lines between electronic genres. As one of the hinges of the 90’s rave generation, Italian artist Max Durante’s sound and his presence have been fundamental for the early Italian Techno scene. Well respected as a DJ, thanks to his great mixing abilities, as well as a producer for his precious creativity in his recording productions, Max Durante is a true innovator of dark, industrial techno. Over the years he has built and developed his own personal show, showing off his true character and charisma together with his superb technical mixing skills, creating sounds ranging between hypnotic, dark, industrial, acid, electro and techno in it’s purest form. Upstairs in Globus: Few producers/DJs measure up to the legacy of Ibadan Records’ Jerome Sydenham. With a career launched from an A&R position with Atlantic Records during the peak of the 90s New York house era Jerome is today regarded one of electronic music’s premier modern visionaries. His premier solo deep house album “Animal Social Club” from 2012 was released to international acclaim. Hits like the award winning house tracks ‘Sandcastles’ and ‘Timbuktu’ – both co-produced with Dennis Ferrer – and the monstrous techno slammer ‘Elephant’ co-produced with Rune has cemented Jerome as a master craftsman of the global dance music spectrum, not to mention founder the legendary label Ibadan Records. For fellow label artist and Helsinki-born, Rome-based DJ and producer Janne Tavi, the moment is now. A bright light in the future of electronic music, he is poised to take off as the next musical visionary under the auspices of Sydenham’s Ibadan Records. With his debut house production featuring the legendary Chicago house vocalist, Robert Owens and appearances in top international venues, Janne Tavi is a talent to watch. Katsuya Sano started as a DJ in the late 1980’s when Disco was the main sound. He was heavily into the NY sounds which progressed into his career in parties. He was playing at top famous venues in the Japanese night scene including all the clubs in Tokyo. A vinyl purist, Katsuya has over twenty years of experience playing seriously real deep music, and has also joined the Ibadan family of artists.