Live unprogrammed techno? At last year’s Montreaux Jazz Fest the six-man supergroup saw Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Maurizio, Luciano, Zip and Dandy Jack lining up behind their laptops, but the lineup rotates gig to gig. So far just two chef du sonics have been confirmed for Sonar:
First Luciano (on the main controller):
And Dandy Jack:
My bets for the remainder of the crew are firmly placed. Who is your money on? Hawtin?
Ricardo Villalobos and Zip actually cooked up the idea for the project, which has included up to fourteen participants in the past. Check Philip Sherburne’s article on Perlon for a bit of background on the band, memorably described as “’faceless techno bollocks’ meets jam band, with its members throwing loops into the pot to create a bubbling stew of perpetual grooves.”
DJ Mag's go-to man of techno checks out Aril Brikha's newie on Poker Flat (which has been sitting here gathering dust for a week because I've been kinda afraid to put it on), Camping 1, Vulva String Quartet, Mandroid and more. Here's five from today, and three from yesterday. Good stuff, especially since DJ Mag costs a ridiculous ten euro.