Electric Deluxe Presents #11: Collabs @ Queensnight
April 29 2011, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Queensnight in Amsterdam will offer a rare opportunity to indulge in a seven hour session of Collabs, during the 11th edition of Electric Deluxe Presents. Host and co-organiser Speedy J will do an all nighter together with Chris Liebling, shaking the foundations of the Max in the famous Amsterdam club Melkweg. Simian Mobile Disco, Marcel Fengler and Lucy will host the second room.
Germany brings a strong delegation to the orange colored city of Amsterdam, with both Lucy and Berghain-resident Marcel Fengler checking in at the Queensday edition of Electric Deluxe Presents. Four years down the line the techno party around Speedy J’s recordlabel of the same name has grown to a true powerhouse. Almost every edition sold out months in advance.
Despite the name Lucy is not a lady in pink but the alias of Luca Mortellaro from Paris, where he runs the Stroboscopic Artefacts label. A platform that illuminates pioneering electronic music. Lucy’s DJ sets are techno layered with deep dub and textured with lucid IDM.
Though he tends to keep a pretty low profile, Marcel Fengler is rightly considered as one of the finest techno DJs currently in operation. At Berlin venues Berghain and Arena, and at underground parties around Europe, his sets have a refined, atmospheric quality that betrays impeccable taste and years spent behind the decks. At the legendary Berghain club Fengler currently pummels the shadows on a monthly basis.
Simian Mobile Disco (SMD) will prove they don’t have to bring ten cases of vintage synthesizers to throw a party. With their dj-sets James Ford and Jas Shaw often release more energy than a Russian powerstation. Their recent series of Delicacies singles prove the Brittish duo still have a big and pumping techno heart.
EDL-host Speedy J likes long sets. Especially with Chris Liebling on his side. Their Collabs-sessions are legendary but rare. For EDL they duo will do a unique all nighter, seven hours long. With a hybrid of a live gig and a d-set the duo know how to get the walls of any club dripping with sweat.
Estroe opens the queensnight edition in De Melkweg. Her warm and elegant style is tailor made for that. Last year she released her debut album Elemental Assets. A record on which she combined melodic techno with fluent beats and clever arrangements.
For over four years Electric Deluxe Presents brings the best in Dutch techno parties. With clever line ups, a fantastic sound system and the best crowd they brought the genre to a whole new level. Previous editions sold out fast and this queensnight edition won’t be an exception to that rule.