Norman Nodge (MDR, Ostgut Ton)
Delta Funktionen (Radio Matrix, Delsin)
Gareth Wild (EarToGround)
Giordanø & Caecus Animi (live) set (BNKR)
Bread & Butter and Bnkr combine their strength to offer techno lovers an incredible line up with international Djs at Bloc all night long.A man that needs no introduction, from the most notorious club in Berlin Berghain’s resident Norman Nodge[MDR-Oustgut Ton].Alongside Dutchman Delta Funktionen[Radio Matrix,Delsin] carrying a wide variety of electronic sounds, with each one designed for maximum dance floor demolition. Bunker’s founder Giordanø[Granulart,Funk You,Stratosfera]will join resident Caecus Animi for a live performance that you will remember for while. Label owner and manager Gareth Wild[EarToGround]our local pioneer carrying his knowledge and experience to deliver unique sound strictly for the dancefloor.
Martin Audio sound system
Limited 550 capacity venue
Guestlist: [email protected]
Please remember to bring ID with you. No ID, no entry.
Norman Nodge has been a resident DJ at Berghain since 2005. Being a life-long music lover, DJ and promoter of his own parties during the 90s, Norman achieved his current status as Berlin’s secret weapon for serious techno.
Born in East German Leipzig, raised in Brandenburg, Norman got bitten by the techno bug after the wall came down. In 1994 he started to promote several events and launched his career as a DJ. At these parties, he got to know Marcel Fengler and Marcel Dettmann and literally became their mentor for all things techno.
At the end of the 90s, Nodge backed out of the local nightlife in order to focus on becoming a lawyer and starting a family. Five years ago, Marcel Dettmann pitched him to Berghain’s management and he returned to DJing and became a resident instantaneously. Since then, he plays Berghain once a month, specialising in the almost forgotten art of warming up at the beginning of a night. In 2005 he also started to produce his own tracks. His maturity proved to be very beneficial in terms of his artistic vision, as he made up his mind about what he likes and what not a long time ago already. Unsurprisingly, his outings on Dettmann’s MDR label, as well as his track „Native Rhythm Electric“ for OstGut Ton left a deep impression with headstrong techno lovers. With his dusty funk, static hiss and the rich thump of his kick drums, he managed to get himself recognised as one of techno’s more unique auteurs.
Norman Nodge cites Detroit techno (Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, 430 West), Chicago House (Relief, Dance Mania) and Techno (Luke Slater, Peacefrog, Mark Broom) as his most essential influences. Hence, it is not surprising that he fuses the old with the new and the soft with the tough when he plays out. „It is my goal as a DJ to make people dance withought walking on trodden paths of recent trends. I want to sensitize dancers for unusual sounds, old and new.“
The Dutchman’s always cinematic DJ sets keep you on your toes rather than stuck in one place, and do so by calling on a number of different colours and emotions. Importantly, though, they also retain an important sense of fun. “My sets guide you through a city of the future, from the sleek and upmarket neighbourhoods straight into the gritty slums where the hood rats are ready to get their fix,” he says of his performances, which are as much for the body as they are for the soul.
This raw and edgy approach carries over into the studio, where Delta Funktionen has cooked up three full length albums and many EPs that focus on hardware set-ups and are informed by sci-fi imagery, political overtones and conceptual back stories. Often focussing on two or three bits of gear for each project, he always evolves with each new release, which keeps both himself and his fans guessing as to what might come next. The differing concepts and artwork with each release makes them standalone propositions with their own identities.
Early on his music came on Delsin, but now it comes on his own Radio Matrix, a place that also releases music from little known but talented artists with their own stories to tell. It’s a label that is about personal relationships and encourages artists to step out of their comfort zones, much like the boss himself has been doing throughout his storied career.
Gareth Wild is label owner and manager of ‘EarToGround’, co-owner and manager of LDNwht and East Side Gallery. Gareth’s story begins in 1992 during the early years of Jungle. By 94 he had developed a very strong addiction to vinyl and London’s underground rave culture. As the years progressed his musical tastes developed to the genre known as Techno. Along the way he has gained over 15 years of underground musical diversity. This diversity and influence can be heard in his productions. He strives for an over all, forward thinking sound for ‘EarToGround’ aiming to do things differently and come up with something new with each release.
In 2011 he brought Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts to the UK for the first time with two packed out parties at Corsica Studios. This relationship developed further with Oblivious Artefacts designing the artwork for the first series of four releases on EarToGround Records. And in 2013 he finally brought Jonas Kopp to the UK for the first time as well as Reeko to London for his debut first appearance to the capitol.
Quickly becoming a highly respected Dj and producer in London and overseas, you will never hear the same set twice from Gareth. As in his productions, diversity is the key. You can regularly find him behind the decks at fabric, Corsica Studios, 1001 and Egg with label compadres Dax J and Chris Stanford at their various label residencies.
Giordanø is an upcoming Italian talent in the techno scene.
Well known for his energetic dj sets ,live sets and also his residency at Bunker, Padova.
His talent comes from the dancefloor reason that push him in a obsessive research of dark sound and drones which are constantly changing and evolving .
Giordanø approached electronic music deeply in Bologna at his conservatory.
His first release on Wunderblock records '' Our World'' marked his debut big in clubs as Corsica Studios in London, Affekt club in Frosinone, Rashmon club in Rome, Altavoz in Venice and many more.
Big names in this game showed him a big support as Exium and
Substance aka Dj Pete.
Giordanø had the chance of sharing the stage with many bigs in the scene as Oscar Mulero, Steve Bicknell, Makaton, Stenny, Freddy K and many more.
He marked his debut on established labes as Funk You, Affekt records,Illegal Allien, Granulart records.
Caecus Animi has collaborated on various projects in the studio for sound
design and field recordings. His debut performance in Italy for
the underground party Bunker with Juho Kusti has led to his
recognition as a resident of the party. He has played at other
techno events in London and Italy alongside names like Shawn
O'Sullivan, Casual Violence and Rommek. This year he has produced
a live collaboration with the world renowned classical pianist
Gloria Campaner, who previously collaborated with Moritz von
Oswald & Clockwork for a show of the same calibre. Their live
techno and classical fusion set was performed in Beirut at the Al
Bustan Festival this year with great acclaim. This has given
Caecus Animi an international platform and he has has further
dates with Gloria Campaner to take their show to other
international events in 2017 and 2018.