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On 8th June London label Black Lake's exploration of the darker side of techno begins at one of London's newest warehouse spaces, E1.
The chief guide for this exploration requires extensive experience, skill and talent, and none demonstrate such abilities in abundance as the mysterious masked dark lord, SNTS. The anonymous producer has a gritty, headsdown style of techno with a focus on vinyl. SNTS first surfaced in late 2012 and has been behind two record trilogies, Chapters and Scenes, issued through his self titled label which has also earned appearances on Horizontal Ground and Edit Select Records.
Also leading the bill is Ancient Methods who has already placed a significant stamp on the picture of techno today. Using his long running experience as a resident DJ at Tresor Club Berlin, Ancient Methods began to produce in 2005, forging a sound that some have described as ‘pitch black techno war funk’. While not an anonymous project, like some may believe, Ancient Methods feel comfortable to be viewed just through their music, rather than through any additional data or manifesto that is often expected in today’s information hungry world.
Lastly, Pär Grindvik has been a central figure in the Swedish electronic scene since the 90s as record store owner, label manager and producer. In his artistic career Pär has released music across a plethora of acclaimed electronic labels, including a string of hits on his own Stockholm LTD imprint as well as Drumcode, with frequent collaborator Hardcell. Pär’s recent output has seen him contribute music to labels such as Semantica, Marbacka, Sinister and Dystopian.