With their regular “Machine” night, Kirk Degiorgio and Ben Sims have toughened London’s techno scene since 2011. Meant to be somewhat different, the focus moreover towards the full support of new music. The ideal concept for this was built around the option of guest and resident DJs playing tracks that are no more than one year old. In this way future classics could be discovered, unreleased material revealed, getting rid of the rigidness of strict expectation – all of which creates an openness on the dancefloor as well as behind the decks. No wonder that in no time at all it became clear that the Machine parties and their reputation should not be unique to the London scene, moving from Holland, Spain, Ireland and in our home since 2014. Invited guest Italian artist Dario Tronchin alias Chevel bought his first set of gear in Berlin ca. 2009 and wrote the Stroboscopic Artefacts record that would quietly launch his career. Back in Italy in 2012, Tronchin launched Enklav. with a back-to-back flurry of own productions. Totalling four EPs brimming with five to seven tracks each, the cache of abstract works covering everything from cavernous acid-dub to subaqueous house flaunted the true depths of Tronchin’s abilities. The label has since grown into a 10-strong collective of pensive club music lovers with an affinity for lush, analogue sound. Monday Night Records is his other initiative, an outlet for moody house explorations under the same moniker. Then there’s Signalweiss, an alias that debuted on the newly-minted Fracture Label with ‘Artificial’ towards the end of 2014. With his talented efforts reaching in many different creative directions and on international decks, his versatility shows on records he brings to the booth, making Chevel an exciting young anomaly no matter where you encounter him. On the Globus Floor, we welcome back Amir Alexander: 2006 Chicago artist Amir Alexander created Vanguard Sound!, one of our current favorite labels. Around late 2008/early 2009 he began recruiting a few close peers: G. Marcell, Hakim Murphy, Dakini9, and DJ Spider. He also invited long time best friend Chris Mitchell to join him in running the label since Chris was with Amir one night back in 1998 when the original idea/concept of Vanguard Sound! first materialized. Vanguard Sound! has also spawned a sister label Anunnaki Cartel which extends the reach of the flagship label to include other like-minded, non-crew members. And we feature again DJ Sarah Miles, co-founder & chief, DJ & live host at Berlin Community Radio, who plays in numerous Berlin underground locations and whose sets surprise and delight with their spectrum of sophistication in dance club mixing. JS Park is classically-trained Ji Soo Tiny who later discovered electronic music and its unique sound & beats that inspired her to start her DJ career. Starting in 2009, she started DJing in Japan where she organized her own party”ProFounD MinD”. In 2013, Ji Soo moved to Berlin to further pursue her DJ career.