• Sat
  • 10
  • 11
  • 2018
  • 23:59
Tresor x L.I.E.S.
Sat 10 November 2018 - 23:59

Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. label released an EP last April by ex-Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris under his recently revived Fret alias. “Silent Neighbour” follows October’s “Over Depth” LP, which was the first new Fret material in 22 years. He also performed live under the Fret alias at the Atonal festival last year. Ron Morelli, the L.I.E.S. label founder, has given a simple answer as to why he started the label: his friends were making great tracks that wouldn’t have otherwise come out. Founded in 2010, L.I.E.S. quickly rose to critical acclaim among music critics and fans, its 12″ vinyl releases frequently quickly selling out after influential music stores like Hard Wax began to champion the label. Pitchfork Media wrote, “the rise of L.I.E.S. is one of the most significant and encouraging developments in American underground electronic music in years.” These days, though, L.I.E.S. draws from a wider pool of artists than the hardware-oriented scene in early ’10s Brooklyn. Morelli is now based in Paris, and DJs around the world nearly every weekend.  Ron’s track last February 2018 on the “Waves Of The Future” compilation, on Alessandro Adriani’s Mannequin label, is an excellent taster of this talented artist. New York-based DJ, producer and L.I.E.S. artist Antenes operates a laboratory of self-made sequencers and synthesizers using vintage telephone equipment. Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, Antenes treats the studio as a space for sculpting emergent patterns, textures, and percussion layers. A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, her DJ sets dive into hypnotic, acid-laced techno, shimmering electro, shadowy atmospheres and beyond, with a particular ear for odd percussions and syncopations. 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. In Globus: another all-nighter with resident Edward McKeithen is Jus-Ed, with invited guest Move D. A DJ, producer and since 2004 Underground Quality label owner, the voyage into the world of DJ Jus-Ed reveals an adventurous, energetic and spiritual style of playing quality house music. Along with his MC skills he brings the club, dance floor, and people into a unforgettable night. In 2001 Jus-Ed teamed up with DJ Vic Money (98.7 Kiss FM ), to create the “Underground Quality” signature under which they began producing parties and help re-grow the underground house community on the East Coast of America. In 2004 Jus-Ed started the now worldwide respected Record Label Underground Quality. David Moufang aka Move D’s records with partner Jonas Grossmann as Deep Space Network, and his own solo releases as Move D are among the furthest outreaches of techno’s push towards the stars. Moufang’s debut album, Kunstoff (1995) was quite remarkable in becoming a legendary German techno recording, and he has also collaborated with none other than Pete Namlook. Another unique fusion was suggested by the release of Conjoint (1997). A collaboration between Moufang, jazz veteran Karl Berger, Jamie Hodge (of Born Under A Rhyming Planet) and Gunter “Ruit” Kraus, it was Move D‘s most overtly jazzed outing so far, but provided spectacular evidence of his growing abilities as a producer and composer.