it's our 6th birthday and we're really glad to be able to welcome back the fantastic Makaton to blow us away with his savage brand of industrial tinged techno.
Makaton, aka Steve Bailey, is the man behind one of the UK’s finest underground techno labels, Rodz Konez. Steve started the label in 1999 as a way of getting his music out, and since then has had 20 releases including tracks and remixes from many equally respected techno producers including: Female, Fumiya Tanaka, Inigo Kennedy, Olga & Jozef, Regis & The 65 D Mavericks.
check him out here:
supporting makaton will be the usual band of rag tag care home dwellers that are the PT residents.
We're pushing the boat out this time and putting on a second room featuring the cream of hull's underground music:
SysteMattiK [Freche Früchte]
SysteMattiK is Matti Kiviniemi, Finland's Secret Weapon to the UK Underground.
As a fan of underground dance music since early days of Acid House during the first half of the 90’s. The warehouse scene in Finland was very vibrant and such DJs as Krisse & Elliot Ness, Lil Tony & Orkidea, to name a few, had a big influence in his perception of what good mixing is all about.
Matti had a brief period of producing and performing his own music before leaving his hometown to begin and concentrate on his studies. For a while music fell into the background until he was blown away after seeing a set by Miss Kittin. He describes this as the defining moment that made him decide he wanted to get back into music.
Matti combines an old and new school approach to his DJing. He began his DJing career mixing with vinyl, however, with a keen interest in technology, he now uses the latest laptop technology but he keeps the laptop in the background and concentrates on using his controller to mix and rock the crowd!
His styles include Techno, Minimal, Tribal & Tech-Funk. Matti is inspired by such artists as Richie Hawtin, Magda, Kid Loco, Anja Schneider, Miss Kittin, Gui Borratto, Umek, Kraftwerk, Oliver Huntemann, Rainer Weichold, Phonogenic, Jori Hulkkkonen, Dj Hell, Sven Vath & many many more.
Over the last year Matti has done plenty of networking and began to start promoting his own nights. Matti also runs his own podcast and as well as creating his own mixes, he also invites guest DJs to contribute their mixes. You can check out his podcast at:
Surrealists [Bullet Dodge]
Surrealists are the DJ/Production duo of James Storr and Ashley Johnson. Through the guise of Surrealists, they showcase their latest productions, passion, knowledge and influences of Techno and House.
Surrealists have been a duo now for around a year and half, and their sound is becoming more and more appreciated on the scene, They have had numerous appearance in the city of Manchester, including the opening of Sankey's 15 weeks for their 15th Anniversary supporting Nic Fancuilli, and then closing the Anniversary parties, towards the end of September supporting Wally Lopez and Paul Woolford.
The main influences that have helped Surrealists to mould their sound include the Original Pioneers of the Underground sound including Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Vilalobos, Tiefschwarz, Timo Mass and Steve Lawler.
sona sound (Resopal Schallware, Phobic Records)
Sona Sound are two lads from Hull, UK... Waff & Pete.
Their latest EPs, released on Richard Belsom’s innovating new label, Phobic Records, include remixes by Rebekah and Inxec. Already the boys have gained production support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Lawler, Carl Cox, Nic Fanculli, Gabriel Ananda, Smokin’ Jo, Simon Baker and Dubfire, as well as being acknowledged by DJ Mag after only 3 months of production! The last released EP was on Berlin based label Respoal Schallware and this gained the boys a brand new fan base in the German capital.
Sona Sound’s distinctive studio technique fuses elements of Tribal, House and Ethnic sounds to create their own unique style, which has proven to get dance floors throbbing.
& scott day