Residents, Scott Herbert, James Hicks, VRT
"the selecting of the best time or speed for doing something in order to achieve the desired or maximum result"
Hello after our last party hopefully you know what we are about and what we are trying to create. This time we have gone in the direction of our favourite label the legendary Perlon.
It is our absolute pleasure to bring Akufen aka the Horror inc aka The Stowaway to Leeds for the first time xx
Akufen | Horror Inc | The Stowaway | Anna Kaufen (Musique Risquée / Perlon)
There are not many artists who manage to define a particular era in music, and there are even fewer who know how to evolve beyond such achievements and find other creative paths down which to travel. Marc Leclair’s Akufen project is synonymous with the frantic cut-up styles of micro house, a tributary of minimalist electronic music that ditched the po-faced austerity of techno and preferred to render tiny clips of sound into something far funkier. His debut studio album was released by Force Inc. Records in 2002. The album has over 2000 samples of radio feed on it. It was named the 12th best album of the decade by Resident Advisor. In 2015, it was named the 81st greatest dance album of all time by Thump.
2001 was a pivotal year as vital German labels Background, Trapez and Perlon snapped up EPs from Marc that still get referenced to this day, including the timeless “Quebec Nightclub” double-pack. By the time Force Inc. Music Works put out the seminal debut album “My Way”, Marc was well and truly on the radar, and his new- found profile found him filtering everyone from Cabaret Voltaire to Craig David through his heavy-swinging audio mincer.
Rather than cashing in on repetitions of the same formula, Marc’s career curve since then has been one of teasing and tantalising glimpses, from the aforementioned ambient album under his own name to a more recent Horror Inc. EP for Mike Shannon’s Haunt imprint, one of the most promising labels operating from the circle of producers scene that gave rise to much of this unique kind of house music. Continuing the same spine-tingling melodic content that defined the initial Horror Inc. material, 2010’s “Aurore” EP displayed a noticeable switch-up in rhythms which hinted at new horizons for Marc’s more musical venture.
World by Isis Salvaterra.
Residents Scott Herbert, James hicks & VRT will be on warm up.
Playing the after will be resident
Joel Watson + guests...
(afters info will be available at the party)