Room 2: EartoGround
Tom Dicicco (Stockholm Ltd)
Chris Stanford & Dax J
This April Electric Deluxe Presents – EDLX’s forward-thinking techno party – toasts four years on the circuit, with a stellar German cast that lands in London at Electric Brixton on April 28th.
As part of its full-on birthday weekender – which begins in Lausanne with Phil Kieran and Thierry Collado – EDP brings a slice of Berlin and Berghain to London next, courtesy of Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler and the esteemed Sandwell District live. As ever, proceedings are hosted by Mr Electric Deluxe himself, Speedy J.
And that’s not all, as Room 2 comes via London house and techno upstarts EarToGround, with Tom Dicicco (Stockholm Ltd), Mr F, Chris Stanford and Dax J, Gareth Wild and Fabio Mann.
Synonymous with the infamous ‘Techno Mecca’, Dettmann and Fengler have been carving individual legacies from the booth of the Berghain club, alongside a burgeoning number of Ostgut Ton records. Last year saw Fengler step up to mix the fifth instalment of the institution’s compilation series, with Dettmann releasing his own comp ‘Conducted’ through Belgium powerhouse Music Man Records.
As for Sandwell, though the label has ceased, the shadowy DJ-production team – consisting of Regis and Function – remains very much alive. Mystique and mythology are the seams running through the pair’s clot of solo and collaborative vocations. Stemming back to the influential ‘Downwards’ days, as Sandwell they have carried on the torch to become the cult and revered underground icons they are today.
After first appearing in 2008, fast-forward to 2012 and the Electric Deluxe brand is firmly established as a bastion for freewheeling and thoroughly modern techno. In that time, the label has become a haven for artists like Terence Fixmer and Brendon Moeller to pursue unchartered projects, as well as a platform for collaboration and innovation, which has been channeled into a Europe-leading events vehicle: Electric Deluxe Presents. And with lineups in the past boasting the likes of Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Matthew Dear and Modeselektor – to name a few – it’s easy to see why.
Electric Deluxe Presents comes to majestic music venue Electric Brixton for the first time this April, bringing with it an all-star lineup of some of Berlin techno’s most dominant – and innovative – forces. Tickets are on sale now, starting at £10 for early advance. Get them while you can…