Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Mix Of The Day: Sigha & Shifted - Our Eternal Destination
Sigha and Shifted are two of UK Techno's biggest success stories over the last few years. Rising to international acclaim with a string of forward thinking releases and stella DJ sets. Sigha got his break through Scuba's Hotflush label, whilst Shifted made his name on another of the UK's best labels, Mote Evolver. 2012 saw both of them release their debuts albums, 'Living With Ghosts' for Sigha and 'Crossed Paths' for Shifted, which featured in the plenty of 'best albums of 2012' lists around the techno world.
It was always going to be a matter of time before the pair launched their own labels to give a true platform of their sound. Sigha's came in 2010 as Our Circula Sound launched with Marcel Dettmann remixed Sigha's 'Early Morning Lights'. The very next year Shifted's (and Ventress's) Avian imprint hit the stores with the aptly titled 'AVN #001'. The ever growing closeness of these two collectives and the intertwining of artists on both labels has lead to a number of Avian vs OCS label nights, firstly in Paris and secondly at Berlin's legendary Berghain. The next outing is back in the place where it all began, London, at fabric this Saturday.
To celebrate the occasion, the duo have put together a taster of what to expect from Saturday's b2b performance with a mix for the fabric blog. It may be just under 40 mins long but it's packed full of the distinctive and originals sounds that have made Sigha, Shifted and their labels so respected amongst their fans and peers. Throbbing basslines, metallic industrial tendencies and swirling organic atmospherics are all present in this absorbing recording, which you can download it or stream the mix from the soundcloud player below. And while you're listening, head over to the fabric blog for the interview.
As we mentioned earlier you can catch the Avian vs OCS showcase in Room 2 at fabric as they take care of Room 2 duties for Craig Richards' 'The Nothing Special'. As well as the b2b special set from the duo, Silent Servant and MPIA3 both feature with Terry Francis on his usual warm up business. Tickets are available from the fabric website and you can find all the rest of the info here