Dax J, SHDW, Obscure Shape, Jac Frier, U-Khan
Not one, Not two, but three headliners ? Yes, this is what we're doing...
Our friends from Babylon Festival and their sister touring agency Alter have invited us to co-host a pretty epic techno throw-down. Coming off the back of their festival tour, we will be treated to some special performances from Dax J + SHDW & Obscure Shape!!
On support duties are Jac Frier and U-Khan
Dax grew up listening to the UK sounds of Jungle, Drum n Bass and Garage. Being heavily influenced by Drum n Bass heroes like Goldie and Bad Company, his love for the underground meant he soon started to DJ on pirate radios at an early age of 15 whilst he was still at school. He became an avid vinyl collector buying from his local record store "Black Market" on a weekly basis, whilst at the same time producing and crafting his sound. His first vinyl releases would come in 2005 on old Jungle labels like Mickey Finn's "Urban Takeover" under alias "Dangerous" and his own imprint back then "Xplicit Sound." Following on from this Dax went on to discover the sounds of Techno during one summer spent in Ibiza. From this point on his passion for cutting edge 4 by 4 beats took over but the old Jungle influences are still heard today in his DJ sets and productions.
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Marco Blaesi, better known as SHDW and his studio partner Obscure Shape founded From Another Mind in April of 2014, a party which brought their favorite artists to their hometown Stuttgart. Of course the natural progression from promoting a successful clubnight is founding an imprint that carries the night´s ideals on to the decks of likeminded DJs, and so the first From Another Mind record was released in 2015, a stellar debut for both the label and its producers. The “Nachtblende EP“ gained wide acclaim throughout the Techno community, with the tracks recieving support from scene stalwarts, bloggers and critics alike.
SHDW´s DJing fuses oldschool influences of Acid, Rave and EBM with the dramatic Techno sound one can hear on the FAM records. He is equally comfortable with the first, the last or the peak slot of a night, thus making him a universal party weapon. Though young at age, his record collection demonstrates musical knowledge some veterans can only hope to gain and he swiftly but thoughtfully moves through different periods of electronic music in his sets.