Squadron & DonDisko kick-off their 2012 agenda on the 9th of February at Tattingers with another banger! Man of the moment GESAFFELSTEIN (Turbo Rec) will be gracing our shores for the first time ever, together with the infamous D.I.M. (BoysNoize Rec) who needs no introduction whatsoever.
Gesaffelstein : Electronic artist, France, on duty since... Uses techno and electro idioms as tools designed to create a distinctive, closed aural universe. Transforms and appropriates those musical lexicons to write epics and atmospherics that reach beyond dancefloor expectations or illustrative goals. Envisions his work as system of closely related pieces, and not just as a bunch of good tracks.
Listening to Gesaffelstein pieces can’t be just a passive, light-headed activity : you need to let yourself fully go inside it. The experience might seem dark and heavy, but it’s actually so fine-tuned it ends up giving you an impression of intense satisfaction. There’s a strong classicist feeling to his whole work, nothing is useless or ill-ordered, every sound and every silence are necessary and strongly tied to the rest of the action. It’s like a superior force makes them be just where they are : it’s not about a « personal decision », and more about following a grander structure. Things in Gesaffelstein tracks can sometimes get extremely tense, sometimes unbelievably self-assured and dominant, other times just plain cathartic. But this wide range of feelings is actually serving one unique design : making proper art music for a never-ending, splendid apocalypse.
As a DJ, Gesaffelstein is not what you could call a crowd-pleaser : he plays heavy-minded music with bold precision and is not here to make you dance like jitterbugs or to soundtrack your pick-up tactics. No audience bonding at all, just rugged, immersive sound matter, arranged with sadistic care and respect. Gesaffelstein has already released five EPs, and his album is due to be out in early 2012. He’ll be touring all over the world by then, so make sure you don’t miss him.
Andreas Meid, D.I.M. to you and me, is best known for his world-wide dance-floor hits ‘Lyposuct’, ‘Is You’, ‘Airbus’ and ‘Sysiphos’, most of which released on BoysNoize Records and Tiga’s Turbo Recordings. His records are found in all the top DJ’s playlists, from Boys Noize, Sven Vath, Dr. Lektroluv, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Da Housecat, 2manydjs, Les Petits Pilous, Tiga, down to Justice. Having remixed the likes of The Presets, Chromeo, Fischerspooner, Teenage Bad Girl and The Faint, D.I.M. is considered to be one of the most in demand remixer on the planet. D.I.M has also released tracks with his partner Boys Noize as PUZIQUe. It was in fact D.I.M that introduced Boys Noize into music production. In such a short time, D.I.M. has toured all over the globe playing at some of the world’s biggest festivals and clubs, while breaking new grounds with his amazing track ‘Is You’, considered to be a revolutionary track in this nu-rave rise. The German producer is renown for his unique energetic and pumping performances.
• Venue – Tattingers Club
• Line-Up – Gesaffelstein (Turbo), D.I.M. (BoysNoize) + more
• Website – www.squadronmalta.com , www.dondisko.com
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