Test Dept, Domenico Crisci, Celldöd, Udo Wiessmann, Imperial Black Unit
Drøne presents another night of Techno, Industrial, EBM and Electronics at The White Hotel.
For this lineup, we bring you:
Test Dept - UEarplugs will not be provided!
From full on post industrialism to banging techno & more expressly political than their German counterparts Einstürzende Neubauten, Test Department followed the same tack: A creative use of the ethos in which diverse objects (including large amounts of scrap metal and power tools) can be used as instruments. Formed in London's New Cross in 1982 they became renowned for the staging of huge multimedia events at obscure venues -- a railway works in Glasgow, a sand quarry, Cannon Street Station in London, a Welsh car factory -- and their political agenda, which has included action against apartheid, the rise of neo-Nazism and Britain's Criminal Justice Act. March sees a new album being released by Test Dept.
Domenico has constantly innovated and blown us away with his releases on Jealous God Opal Tapes, LIES Records NewsSemantica Records and his own SUMMA CUM LAUDE imprint. His closing set last year at Katharsis was one of the highlights of the festival for us! We look forward to bringing him to The White Hotel for the first time.
Celldöd - is Stockholm based producer Anders Karlsson.
His Celldöd project has released under his own label Brutal disciplin as well as Suction Records, Medical Records [email protected] , Tripalium Corp and Kess Kill.
His music has been played and supported by DJs such as Ancient Methods, Beta Evers, Alienata and THE HACKERR and he's smashed the dance floor at Berghain and Griessmühle in Berlin, Joy in Moscow and Femur in Spain to name a few. Celldöd's influences range from punk, industrial and dub music over to acid house, techno and EBM. We're over the moon to finally have his Manchester debut!
Udo Wiessmann - Founder of the seminal German electronic label HANDSand industrial legends Winterkaelte.
His HANDS label started in 1990 releasing over 300 releases in the wide range of post-industrial music between rhythm’n’noise and techno from artists like Orphx, Ontal, Monolith, [email protected], New Frames and Ah Cama-Sotz to name just a few. With Winterkaelte he has performed regularly worldwide on the most essential industrial festivals since the early 90's & headlined Maschinenfest 12 times and destroyed JOY in Moscow last year.
His djs sets last year at Maschinenfest, Suicide Circus Berlin, HANDS Label Night London and Infest Festival were a kicking and crazy trip between techno, rhythm’n’noise mashed up with industrial, EBM and more. After three UK dj sets last year, this will be his Manchester debut. Expect a journey from a master of his craft.
Imperial Black Unit are here to destroy The White Hotel.
Signed to [aufnahme + wiedergabe], Imperial Black Unit are a Berlin based EBM/ Industrial technoïd duo formed by Lapse of Reason and Templər in 2017. Their sound is characterized by early EBM & Industrial vibes blended with a fresh techno sound. We were swept off our feet by their debut release and their mindblowing remix work for The Soft Moon at the end of 2018. Live - their energetic performance is a force not to be missed. Expect hard rhythms, screams and sharp synths.