EBM worlds old and new will collide for Drone at The White Hotel. Get down if throbbing industrial rhythms are your jam.
Front 242 (DJ Set), Philipp Strobel, Melania, Conor Thomas, Orphan Swords, Needle Factory, ELM
Drone presents a night of Techno, EBM & Industrial at the White Hotel, Salford, Manchester.
We're really proud to present an exclusive Front 242 DJ set from Patrick Codenys, founding member of Belgian EBM pioneers Front 242. At the pinnacle of the Electronic Body Music wave, 242 were instrumental being a profound early influence on the electronic and industrial music genres.
Philipp Strobel, head of the massively influential Berlin based Aufnahme + Wiedergabe label comes from Berlin to Manchester to provide us with his unique set spanning techno, industrial and EBM. Responsible for bringing us releases from Blush response, The Horrorist, Sarin, Ancient Methods and Schwefelgelb to name only a few. We've waited a long time to bring Philipp over for his Manchester debut, and we're looking forward to
Melania, is a Berlin based artist who regularly plays Tresor, about:blank, IFZ, Arena Club or last but not least, Suicide Circus, where she is a frequent host of the widely known Rituals series. A co-founder of the project VERZERRUNG, which is mainly focused on the Industrial/Wave party series at the renowned Project Lab in Poznan (Poland). She is firmly focused on her own productions, released on aufnahme+wiedergabe, Oraculo Records, Subsist Records, Labrynth and Round.
Her eclectic sets are mostly based on energetic Industrial, Techno, EBM, Electro, Rhytmic Noise and Experimental.
Conor Thomas needs no introduction to anyone in Manchester or beyond. The man behind The Death of Rave, Boomkat Editions and the inspirational Project 13 nights, Conor has his own regular show on NTS radio where hischoice selections tend towards the grimmer and darker ends of modern electronic music's fringes.
Orphan Swords (UK Debut). The Belgian duo “crafts some of the most menacing modern electronics in the game” according to Electronic Beats. Their music, described as “a brutal hypnosis” by Ransom Note has been released on Aurora Borealis (UK), Desire Records (FR), Clan Destine (UK) and Instruments Of Discipline (DE). They collaborated with Ike Yard / Black Rain, Helm, SHXCXCHCXSH, Emptyset, and many more. Unique in the Belgian landscape, they’ve performed alongside Vatican Shadow, The Body and Andy Stott.
Needle Factory started in 2011 as an industrial music group, that would finally coalesce into the solo project that Needle Factory is today. The current manifestation for live performances utilises sewing machines and medical test equipment, processed by modular synthesis to create a rhythmic ambience informed by personal memories.
Needle Factory has played venues and festivals as diverse as art galleries to open fields. Most recently at the renowned Dronica festival (London) and Woodland Gathering festival (Lake District).
E/L\M. Our own Drone resident and a purveyor of Techno, Industrial, EBM, Noise. ELM started out in the Spanish gothic and industrial party scene where he furthered his knowledge and honed his skills in playing Techno, Industrial, Ambient and noise. As always, E/L\M will deliver a unique and brutal slab onto our dance floor.