A rare opportunity to catch the Don't Be Afraid family all in one place, with sets from DJ Bone, Batu, rRoxymore and label chief Semtek.
DJ Bone, Batu, rRoxymore, MGUN, Karen Gwyer, Semtek, Jayson Wynters
Don’t Be Afraid return to London this Easter Thursday for a rare chance to see the label's entire family together in the capital all night long.
Occupying the headline slot, following his debut LP under the Differ-Ent pseudonym, is DJ Bone. The Detroit native updates the template for techno on “It’s Good To Be Differ-Ent” which hits stores on March 3rd. His darker, more cerebral work for DBA is ideally suited to the hazy, smoke-filled Bloc warehouse.
Joining Differ-Ent at the top of the lineup is special guest Batu whose Timedance label continues to turn heads. As not only a DJ but also a label-owner and prolific promoter Batu is one of the hardest working young talents in techno today. His unique concoction of bass and experimental electronics is stubbornly futurist in its outlook.
Karen Gwyer performs live on the night following her acclaimed recent DBA release, Prophase Metaphase Anaphase Telophase. Gwyer channels the sound of the American Midwest, from whence she hails, with the bounce and the determination of the Detroit luminaries who have inspired her through a distinctly modern, London lens.
They will be joined by DJ sets from rRoxymore - who arrived on the label in late 2016 with the devastating 'Organ Smith' EP - and Jayson Wynters, whose first DBA EP is set for a late March release. Completing the showcase will be a B2B set from label boss Semtek and Detroit's MGUN, whose 2016 debut album 'Gentium' was Don't Be Afraid's first long-player.