DJ Koze, Lawrence, Will Saul, Dave Congreve, Sean Johnston, Matt Waites
After last month's post-Lovebox knees up with the inimitable Andrew Weatherall and Optimo, the Flash return to their shiny new Cable home for yet another outrageously well-equipped party.
Joining our residents Will Saul, Dave Congreve, Sean Johnston and Matt Waites this week are two unquestionable pioneers of modern leftfield house and techno. Headlining is the schizophrenic and enigmatic curveball that is DJ Koze. Since emerging in 1999 Koze has tried his hand at an unfathomable number of styles and recorded for some of the very best envelope pushers along the way, including: Philpot, Freude-Tanzen, Warp and of course Kompakt - his spiritual home. Any true electronic music fan will be well aware of the Hamburg jock and his strange yet beautiful ways - his music always defiantly different, but incredibly infectious and damn well danceable. His ability behind the decks is undeniably impressive too - he actually came second in the DMC championships during his hip-hop years - so you can just imagine the unique electricity he musters when channelling this dexterity into his true love of techno. Pure, unhinged genius.
Second in command tonight is another Hamburg ressie - Dial Records main man Lawrence. If it wasn’t for him and his brilliantly creative beat smith entourage – deep house and techno would be a far less fertile place. The experimentation and originality that runs through their music is just so flagrant and refreshing, and time and time again proves that you can think outside the box, without alienating the kids. Lawrence himself tackles influence far beyond the usual musical mantra – Ride, Brian Eno, Talk Talk and Gravenhurst are all cited amongst his key influences – so it’s little wonder his sets emit a haunting beauty and sumptuous atmosphere like no other. Without doubt one of the most exciting and important DJs of our time, not to be missed.