Ben Sims and Kirk DeGiorgio are back for a new edition of Machine: a Klubnacht issue that is with unprecedented consistency dedicated to brand new techno. For behind the Machine concept is the idea that nothing older than 18 months is slapped on the turntables. For the third edition in what has become Machine‘s adopted Berlin home, the two veterans from the Scottisch duo Clouds will provide a live set behind the bars. Clouds represent Liam Robertson and Clum Macloeod, two young Scots disovered by Tiga and gathered respect from the likes of Chemical Brothers, Michael Mayer, Sven Väth, Boys Noize and Martin Gore. Not bad for a pair of mid-20s guys. Their sound expresses itself as a gritty big room amalgam of techno, UK bass and electro. Their hardware-intensive performance is bookended by Degiorgio warm-up and Sims – yes! – closing sets.
The Globus Floor jacks itself in the hands of highly competent selectors across three decades of house music history, from deep to discoid, vintage to brand new and fresh. After his Cocoon LP “Confidence” from last year, Daniel Stefanik’s new “Genesis” LP has arrived on the Leipziger label Statik Entertainment. Style-wise the album suggests a dialectical arch between both predecessors, the introverted Reactivity and the researching longplayer on Sven Väth’s triple-A label. With this new release Daniel has not only given his discography a wonderful accent but also provided Statik Entertainment a more than worthy swansong: “Genesis” is the label’s final release after 20 years and 41 distinguished catalog numbers. Album fun fact: the track “Lifted” has two versions each dedicated to a Tresor Club floor…. Golden boy Stefanik shares the booth with Matthew Styles from the Ostgut camp; the Ohio electronica legend Dan Curtin; and frequent Tresor Club guest Schoppen Wittes.