• Wed
  • 30
  • 10
  • 2019
  • 23:59
Tresor New Faces
Wed 30 October 2019 - 23:59

Astral Industries co-chief Ario is one of the two featured new faces tonight. Following an Asian label tour with label partner Grant Aaron, we welcome Ario to the Tresor decks tonight. Ario also provided an alternative electronic (DJ mix) soundtrack for a screening of Ron Fricke’s 2011 movie “Samsara” at London’s Close-Up Cinema. Danish artist Jhon Christian Cardenas aka !nertia is a sonic artist who pushes the boundaries of sound. His work explores the motion of sound through an instinctive way of working; he makes field recordings and then he extracts movement out of natural sounds, afterwards, !nertia combines this sounds into live electronics through the journey of inertia, creating a smooth and organic blend, fusing two different worlds into one. This unique approach results into emotional and hypnotic art works, which mutate into performances to experience his narrative sound in diverse multi sensorial ways. His live electronic performances have different shapes like art exhibitions and sound installations. His work has been exhibited in places like ‘Oude Kerk’ in Holland in hangar Barcelona for the festival Teorema. In 2016, !nertia presented his audiovisual show at Off Sonar in Barcelona and was recently a resident of Amsterdam’s ‘Eigengrau’ concept. Tonight’s New Faces are hosted by Refracted who has released some of his dub-techno on labels such as Connwax and Silent Season. Deep rhythms and atmospheric elements have always played a major role in Refracted‘s music. It is techno more as an idea and conduit, than as an easily-labeled sound. It is dance music where layered rhythms act almost on a neural, sub epidermal level, while moving and evolving soundscapes acquire a tactile, understated physicality. Paramount examples of this can be found on releases on Refracted‘s own Mind Express label and other top labels like Silent Season and Pole Group. Spiritual, almost meditative, his sets possess a kinetic energy as well, which is a clear indication of a DJ who knows the fundamental role of dancing as part of the ritual. Refracted wants to take us somewhere, the “where” being of our own choosing, the trail never being the most travelled.