Answer Code Request
Canvas continues its weekly House and Techno flagship night with special guests Answer Code Request and Falx joining resident Tony Tay. Expect a dance floor focused blend of four to the floor beats, exploring the sonic boundaries between Detroit, Chicago, Berlin, NYC and London.
Answer Code Request:
When Answer Code Request’s first EP suddenly hit the shelves of Berlin’s seminal record store Hard Wax in 2011, speculation across the web took up instantly. Was this another incarnation of affiliated Techno stalwarts, like Marcel Dettmann or Shed? A lot of people were very sure it had to be, even if further discussion seemed to agree that the music contained on this mysterious 12” would mean a bold redesign, as it was quite a different beast. Sure, there was the industrial punch, heavy groove and fierce determination associated with the Berghain sound and Ostgut Ton’s artists, but then again there were so many unfamiliar layers and signatures. It merged Berlin’s Techno heritage with Detroit melancholia, the heyday of UK’s “Artificial Intelligence” and the rhythmic innovations of the most current bass music, and ended up with a sound original and fresh. A musical concept that was so significantly different to what was already happening, that it was indicating the fact that this was not an established artist testing new grounds, but a new artist emerging to be that very new ground, and nothing less.
As the identity of the enigmatic producer behind Answer Code Request was revealed to be Patrick Gräser, at least some of the buzz was on the right path. Before Answer Code Request became his project to be in 2010, he spent his youth in the same small hometown near Berlin as Marcel Dettmann and Marcel Fengler, sharing their experiences of hitting the big city as a teenager, in search of the records and clubs that formed the tradition in the 90’s, then taking up DJing and producing shortly after, and sticking with it, and being successful with it as well.
If you listen to the music of Answer Code Request, be it on his astonishing records, as accordingly astonishing live act, or in the shape of his diversified and tremendously executed DJ sets, it all fits together. It seems it only took Answer Code Request a bit longer to enter the spotlight because he wanted it that way. He waited until everything was perfect and ready to go. And then it took him way shorter than almost everybody else to break through, and stay, just because of that.
From first public appearance to internationally acclaimed artist, performer and Berghain resident DJ, it only took Answer Code Request a year. Enough said.
A DJ / Producer with his roots stemming from dance music the other side of the 4/4 norm, Tony hailed as the Ambassador of Breaks in Asia, is a man of constant reinvention. Staying true to his nature of not holing himself into any particular genre, Tony's definition of sound fuses a matrix of house music's sub-genres that merge groovy riffs, deft percussion, driving basslines and a host of surprises that are elemental to his sets both locally and globally.
His electrifyingly forward-thinking sets have seen him play along side the likes of artists like Dubfire, James Zabiela, John Digweed, Ken Ishii, Loco Dice, Luciano, Miss Kittin, Nic Fanciulli, Reboot, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Sven Vath, and a host of many others. His spacey, riding grooves bear testimony to why he is so instrumental in the development of electronic music in this part of the World. Branching out on his own now following a 14 year residency at the globally renowned Zouk Club, in Singapore, the world is a no-holds-barred place for a talent like Tony Tay.
What started as small monthly parties with friends at a local club in 2012, developed into a passion that led FALX to venture out securing gigs at clubs in Singapore and Spain, where played alongside the names of Angel Costa (Brood Audio, CLR) and Pepe Arcade (Serial Number 849) at "Consumed".
After a successful podcast for REZ on Vicious Radio, Madrid, FALX currently has his own monthly podcast on Fnoob Radio where he mixes released and unreleased tracks from well-known artists as well as his own productions.
Blending techno grooves and dark textures with hypnotic rhythmic structures that are deep, captivating and haunting, FALX recently released his first EP "Falling Walls" on Cobbs Recordings.
FALX's track 'Manasaputra', which has received early support from The-Zone 88.9Fm Radioshow, Patrick DSP, D.A.V.E. the drummer, Oscar Vazquez, Bodyscrub, Enrico, Sangiuliano ,Roberto Clementi. Wired Up Radio, Spartaque, Stefano Infusino, Anthony Castaldo, Energun, Joseph Capriati, Christian Cambas, Alessandro Spaiani, Andrea Frisina, BETON Radioshow, Maurizio, Vitiello, Spiral Tribe, Dario Sorano, Paco Osuna, PIATTO, Dandi & Ugo, A.Paul, will be included in Italo Business', "Geometrie Oblique" - a compilation featuring music release from young talents that will be the new headliners.