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East Lines with Alex Smoke photo gallery
ALEX SMOKE (Vakant / Soma / Hum & Haw)
DAVE CONGREVE (Repeat-Repeat)
LUKE vB (Superfreq)
PAUL LOUTH (East Lines / Prologue / 4four)
KRISTOPHER HALL (East Lines / Velcro Format)
East Lines returns with a stellar line-up to help you while away a Sunday afternoon. Sexy people, amazing venue, Funktion 1 sound... can't possibly go wrong!
Star #1 of this stellar line-up is Alex Smoke, quite simply one of the best producers of quality techno and electronica around. With monumentally good releases on the likes of Soma and Vakant as well as his own label Hum and Haw.
Here's a short review borrowed from Discogs:
"If Smoke continues on the path of this consistent, and seemingly incessant release pattern of astounding and incomparable, multi layered journeys through techno and minimal, he will undoubtedly become larger than any techno predecessor before him. Even the legends of techno old (who I will not get into specific names) who blazed a path here, with a truly grand entrance into this electronic realm, have yet themselves to follow up with as stimulating and imaginative efforts as Alex Smoke has of late. There simply hasn't been a more exciting artist of any electronic genre I've listened to. "
Star #2 is the ever talented Dave Congreve, a relative veteran of the UK scene with his residency at Stealth in Nottingham and before that the legendary Bomb. Dave is the definition of been there, seen it, done it - got the tshirt - got the fucking cool records to prove it.
Star #3 is the Luke vB, resident DJ at Superfreq - a party that just goes from strength to strength, and it's primarily because of his and Mr. C's unbridled passion for quality underground music.
Joining our stars are the East Lines' residents: Paul Louth and Kristopher Hall. Paul Louth has been a bastion of the London scene, having been a resident at Prologue @ The Cross, The Egg and East Village, with regular appearances at some of the best venues in London over the past 10 years including Fabric and The End.
Alex Smoke - RA podcast
Dave Congreve RA page
Paul Louth Fabric mix