DJ Pete, Neil Landstrumm, Kronos Device, 65d Mavericks, Bass Clef, Datassette, Jerome Hill, Bracket, Koenig, DJ Nick, Rebel Intelligence, Luke Handsfree, James Tec, Strepsil
We got another wee little shindig coming up... get ready! It's our biggest party yet, and one I'm getting very excited about. I know, I know, we organised it so we would say that, but if I was you, I would be going! It's on a Friday too, so plenty of time to relax over the rest of the weekend eh?
First up we are proud to announce that DJ Pete (mix mp3 here!) is coming over from Berlin for this one.
Pete doesn't really need much introduction and is one of the most respected DJs in the Berlin scene. He co-runs SCION Versions and is a regular at the infamous Panorama/Berghain. He is also involved in running the legendary Hardwax record shop, as well as finding time to produce music as Substance. A busy fella is Pete!
Neil Landstrumm is a stalwart of the electronic scene and has been releasing records since 1994. Label owner of the fierce Scandinavia Records imprint, Neil has had releases on Tresor, Peacefrog, Sativae and many other labels. His excellent LP 'Restaurant Of Assassins' on Planet Mu is well worth checking and we hear on the grapevine there is another Planet Mu offering coming soon, so expect new material on the night delivered from a full hardware set-up.
Phil Klein AKA Bass Junkie and Si 'Booze' Brown AKA The Dexorcist, team up to deliver their Kronos Device live show. If you saw their set at BLOC 07 you'll know that they absolutely killed the place and for me it was one of the sets of the weekend. Bad ass live electro from two of the scenes best.
We are really happy to have 65D Mavericks back in the game and hammering out live techno like only he knows how. I'm told lots of new material will be aired on the night as Nick has been seriously busy in the studio. With releases on Blueprint and Surface Nick continues to push the UK techno sound to its fullest.
Where do you start with Jerome Hill? A permanent fixture in the London scene and label honcho of Don't Recordings. Jerome is everywhere and is one of the best DJs in the business. Who knows what will get dropped but expect lots of cutting, scratching and the like from the man who makes DJing look way too easy.
One of the hottest LPs to drop last year was Bass Clef's debut album 'A Smile Is A Curve That Straightens Most Things'. Everyone from Aphex Twin to Skream have been caning this man's tracks. Ralph brings his unique live show to Plex which involves a Trumpet and a lot of bass. One to watch in 2008 for sure!
Last but by no means least, we welcome back Datassette who last appeared for us in February 2007. With releases already under his belt on Ai Records and a forthcoming release on new label 'All Your Bass' John will again deliver his unique take on electro.
Propping up that hefty Live Set/DJ melting pot are Rebel Intelligence DJs, Koenig, DJ Nick, Strepsil, Bracket, James Tec and me ... all kinds of varied musics on offer from that lot no doubt.
See ya there!