Line-up /Stefan Goldmann (live) (Macro / Innervisions / Perlon / Ovum / Classic)
Local Talk Records (Sweden) UK Exclusive Debut
Mad Mats & Tooli
HNNY (Local Talk / Studio Barnhus / Let's Play House / Sweden)
Andy Blake (World Unknown / Dissident)
Residents: Bi-Bop & Will Best
, James Cooper, Will Best, Henry Bennett
GENERAL RELEASE SOLD OUT. FINAL RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE.
* ANDY BLAKE NOW ADDED TO THE LINE UP *
ReviveHER have a special policy when it comes to bookings. Whether its forgotten legends or future heroes we always try to bring you artists with a story to tell, artists who take risks, who shun the normal or mundane and transport the music we love to places it's never been before. So on June 1st, as we take you back to our sacred loft space Mother Studios: the cosmic attic in the steepled apex of an old Victorian chocolate factory, high above Hackney Wick, we give you an artist who truly lives up to that word. Stefan Goldmann - Live.
Stefan Goldman (Macro / Perlon / Innervisions / Ovum / Classic)
With huge releases on house, techno and minimal heavyweight labels like Innervisions, Perlon, Ovum and Classic Recordings back in the 00's, Goldmann helped shape and reinvent the sound of dance floors from his native Berlin to the rest of the world. You don't need to be reminded how fresh ‘Blood’ sounded, or how the stripped down groove of 'Sleepy Hollow' took the classic Detroit sound and gave it a spin that breathed new life into a genre. A regular part of Berlin institution Berghain throughout its life as artist and journalist, Stefan has also worked with many festivals and institutions outside of the club circuit such as Nationaltheater Mannheim, Honen-In Temple, BASF Kulturprogramm and Villa Kamogawa
So his legend credentials are unimpeachable, but it's this taste for high-concept art pieces and pursuit of the musically avant-garde that really make him perfect for ReviveHER. Stretching the meaning of “sample” to its very boundaries, last year’s 17:50 album saw him interrogate Western tonal systems by pitch-bending every single note on the record and create a piece of music with a mood unlike anything we had heard before. It was bold and some called the album genius, more called it madness, but as we all know the line between is often blurred and at ReviveHER we loved it. Another example - Reversing the process of digitalization in his remix of “Grand Hemiola”. Stefan has always been a dedicated agent of change, creating his uniquely own version of contemporary music, neither constrained by the pitfalls of academism nor those of electronic club music functionality.
His live performance in ReviveHER's magical loft coincides with the release of Live At Honen-In Temple, a live album recorded in front of a handful of observers at the titular holy site in Kyoto last year. The performance, conducted “while daylight faded into the dark of night”, was a beautiful cacophony of sometimes beatless, microtonal soundscapes, with a few old familiars thrown in and a load of previously unreleased material.
When he hits the ReviveHER loft for his first London performance in over two years (and even longer since he played here live), he will be visiting a holy temple of a different kind; one where the worshipers dance under lasers and balloons, where he is joined by fellow clergy who studied his work in their formative years and now preach a gospel of classic and garage house.
Local Talk Records (Sweden) aka Mad Mats & Tooli
Those clergymen are Local Talk records head honchos Mad Mats and Tooli and their label’s runaway producer HNNY. Local Talk is in many ways the perfect antithesis of Goldmann's own label Macro, home to 5 of his albums and a roster that includes the likes of Elektro Guzzi and Raudive (Oliver Ho) to artists with a long track record such as Patrick Cowley, Peter Kruder and Pete Namlook. Where Macro is about painstaking invention, Local Talk is about the joy and liberation of quick release house influenced by decadent, classic house and the deep / garage house revival and its willfully disposable dancefloor madness. With this trademark sound, green and white artwork and insane release schedule, it has become one of the most in demand labels around.
Continuing the religious theme, it's more than fair to say that Mad Mats and Tooli themselves, are the undisputed gods of Nordic house; Sweden’s answer to Feel My Bicep and party DJs to the very core. Mad Mats a real DJ’s DJ (RH box ticked), has been voted Sweden’s best DJ several times earning him global tour dates before Local Talk was even born. Tooli rose to fame when he started the highly successful website and club 24:HRS, becoming one of the busiest promoters and DJs In Stockholm. Together they form an unbeatable DJ alliance and their throwback to euphoria will be sure to induce fervent belief across the floor and quite possibly bring the rapture forward by a millennium or two anywhere they go.
HNNY (Local Talk / Studio Barnhus / Let’s Play House)
Joining them will be the high priest in waiting HNNY, whose last Local Talk record “Yearning” hit number 1 on the Juno chart and marked him out as a future hero nearing his rightful status. His production versatility can be seen on his debut release on the equally hip Studio Barnhus label – a hypnotic Mariah Carey edit, as well as last year’s Steve Reich edit - Nagoya Marimba, not to mention the current Brandy and Monica edit “Boy” on a white label doing the rounds. In the booth HNNY destroys dancefloors with his expertly mixed balance of underground club music new and old, with fond memories of the old school and a steady gaze set on the future of dance music.
Following an incredible showcase of electronic talent at Corsica Studios, the good ship ReviveHER returns to its spiritual home in Hackney Wick to deliver a night of ecstacy of heavenly proportion. The Mother Studios loft will be transformed, as always, in to our own fictional “house” of God. Pilgrims in pursuit of this magical journey are advised to arrive promptly for the evening’s mass ahead. Our nightspot will be wreathed in décor quite unlike any other musical shrine. Experienced worshipers will of course know what to expect. With our messiahs Stefan Goldmann, Local Talk’s Mad Mats & Tooli and HNNY at the altar ready to liberate our fair maiden of the night and pilgrimaging ReviveHERs, we’re sure to reach Seventh heaven. The sky will once again see the light, and we can’t wait to see you there.