Contrary to the current media hype surrounding his peers, Oni Ayhun doesn't do press releases, doesn't have his picture sprawled across Resident Advisor to accompany his punctually drab monthly chart and doesn't do whiny interviews. Instead, shrouded in mystery, each release appears with little fanfare: causing maximum impact. Threading techno from its Detroit roots via bleepy minimal Berlin raves - with material this solid, the rest is irrelevant.
After his recent departure, we welcome back Glasgow son done good, Alex Smoke. Alex has set up shop in London where he's busy working on new material, running his Hum+Haw imprint - where he released his 3rd album Lux earlier this year to much acclaim. Both his live and DJ sets are dancefloor destroyers and he's been on our wishlist since H&P's infancy. Excited is an understatement.
We've been big fans of Veronica Vasicka's Minimal Wave label which is responsible for discovering forgotten nuggets from the cold wave / minimal synth era and sprucing them up with a deserving reissue. The label counts fans across the globe - recently cemented with Stones Throw releasing a compilation.
2010 has been a good year for The Village Orchestra with his debut EP being lauded by everyone of note, from The Wire to FACT. He's set to release an East London inspired album on Highpoint Lowlife and his DJ sets are unmissable - taking in anything from Coil and La Dusseldorf to Ramadanman and Lil Wayne.
£10 in advance, £12 on the door.
Tickets on sale here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?189150