Thursday 28 April 2011

Mindgames - Composure

On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the greatest natural disasters in the country’s history, a massive earthquake and tsunami. For all of us living here in Japan, this is probably the saddest and most horrific event we will witness in our lifetimes.

The scenes of ruin in the Tohoku region are impossible to process. Even for those unaffected by the earthquake and tsunami, the images alone are traumatic.

But amidst scenes of apocalyptic destruction, there are other scenes making their way into the collective imagination, and these are scenes of composure. Under unimaginable conditions, people in the devastated areas are drawing upon a deep collective spirit to face this crisis with a courage and pride that is humbling. But these same people are also traumatized and in desperate need of support.

Mindgames has reached out to artists who have played at the Labyrinth festival—friends who have a deep love and respect for the country and people of Japan—and asked them to contribute music in honor of the survivors and to help raise funds for the process of rebuilding. The music will be compiled as a double-cd release, entitled “Composure”.

To help heal tired nerves, the music is downbeat nature, from experimental techno to deep ambient.

We know that our contribution will be a modest one, but we also feel it is important to express our concern for everyone affected, and music is the avenue of expression that we as a group have chosen.

Almost all the music contributed are new tracks that have been composed especially for this project, and none have been released before. The artists who have kindly agreed to create and donate their music are:

* Alex Smoke (Scotland)

* Convextion aka E.R.P. (USA)

* Deepchord (USA)

* Donnacha Costello (Ireland)

* Donato Dozzy (Italy)

* Eavesdropper (Belgium)

* Echospace (USA)

* Jonah Sharp & Fred P (USA)

* Koss aka Kuniyuki (Japan)

* Mathew Jonson (USA)

* Mike Parker (USA)

* Minilogue (Sweden)

* Peter Van Hoesen (Belgium)

* Reagenz: Move D & Jonah Sharp (Germany/USA)

* Sandwell District: Function & Regis (USA/UK)

* Steve Good (UK/Japan)

Handling the mastering will be another Labyrinth friend, Neel from Rome.

Disk Union in Japan has generously agreed to partner with us to produce and distribute this album through their own label, Music 4 Your Legs, which we are very thankful for. To ensure that as much money goes to relief efforts as possible, Disk Union and the Labyrinth are covering the production costs (cd pressing, packaging, etc), so you know that your purchase is going to people who need it. The album will first be released digitally in May, and the cd version will follow in June.

We are currently researching which group here in Japan to support with the funds that we raise. We would like to support one local cause where we can make a big difference. We will update the page here after we reach a decision.

We would also like to thank Dan Anthon from the ambient label Silent Season who contributed the cover art, a photograph of a Japanese maple tree. The Japanese maple tree is known for showing a magnificent array of colors depending on the circumstances and season—and in this difficult season, we think Japan is showing the world her true colors. Please show her your support, either through this project or by giving directly to important NGO’s here in Japan, such as Red Cross Japan, Second Harvest, or Civic Force.


Russ, Yasuyo, and So

The Labyrinth


[English] Russell Moench:

[Japanese] Takahiro Mizoguchi:

Mindgames Website

WetYourSelf @ fabric (29th May 11)

The WetYourself bank holiday specials have seen some great performances from some of the worlds best DJs and one thing you can rely on is there being a strong techno line up in Room 2. I'm sure those of you who were there, will have fond memories (or maybe no memories at all) from the amazing night when Dettmann and Klock hammered Room 2 last year!

So keeping that in mind, WYS, have pulled another stormer out the bag with performances from techno big wigs Peter Van Hoesen, Pär Grindvik and Dario Zenker supported by Bleep43's Toby Frith and another one of the infamous b2b sets from Slash Dot Dash residents Chris Stanford and XI.

Rooms 1 and 3 are looking equally as strong to make the last Bank Holiday before the end of August go with a huge bang! Tickets are on sale now through Resident Advisor and more info can be found on the fabric site

Steve Lorenz - Overclock (Damon Wild Remix) [Absolutive Records]

Earlier on this year we featured Damon Wild's 100th release on Synwave, Avion Return which had a remix pack with the biggest list of names since the Traversable Wormhole CLR Project. For this post it's Damon Wild's turn to flex his remix muscles on Steve Lorenz's 'Overclock' to be release in June this year on Absolutive Records.

It's deep and hypnotic techno at it's very best

You can next catch Damon Wild at Synewave Nacht @ Berghain alongside BCR Boys, Echoplex, Marcel Dettmann and Norman Nodge. More info on Damon can be found on his Facebook Page

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Jonsson / Alter - Olidan [Kontra Musik 019]

Kontra Musik have been on the most excellent form of late. We're still waiting the arrival of Mokira's 3rd and final installment from the 'Time Axis Manipulation' series, but there's no sign of slowing down from the Swedish Label.

KM019 is a joint effort from Henrik Jonsson and Joel Alter. All 3 tracks are beautifully produced. 'Olidan' is a dreamy affair, 'Orgelpunkten' is a musical improvisation inspired by Swedish Poet Gunnar Ekelöf while 'Jätten' is much deeper with it's groovy bassline that just allows your mind to drift off.

Check out the tracks below

'Olidan' will be released on both vinyl and digital on the 25th May 11 and will no doubt be found in all the usual places. For more information on Kontra Musik check out their website

Szare - 'Action Five' Video [Idle Hands 006]

Ahead of Szare's 'Action Five' release on Idle Hands, they guys at the label decided to get some footage Teufelsberg in West Berlin to create a video for the release.

The video itself is almost as interesting as the location. Teufelsberg is a man made hill created out of the rubble after WWII. The hill was built on top of a former Nazi Military School, which the Allies tried to destroy with explosives but the building was so tough that in the end the simplest solution was to bury it under the ruins of an estimated 400,000 destroyed buildings.

'Action Five' will be out soon on Idle Hands at all the usual places. More info on Idle Hands can be found on their Myspace Page

Szare is playing on Friday in London at Colony Vs. Perc Trax @ Corsica Studios. Tickets available on Resident Advisor

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Mix Of The Day: Pär Grindvik - CLR Podcast 113

Yesterday may of been a bank holiday for all of us in Blighty, but there was no slacking off in the CLR office. 2 weeks ago we had a CLR MOTD from Forward Strategy Group and this week we find a mix from one of Sweden's biggest techno exports and all round nice guy, Par Grindvik.

Inside the mix you'll find a few of Par tracks, some tracks off the Stockholm Ltd label plus plenty more techno bombs to keep your toes tapping along nicely. You can download the mix from the following links


1. Pär Grindvik - Sinister Re-Enter
2. Sinister S100 - Krowork (Tom Dicicco Signal 2.1 Mix) [Stockholm LTD]
3. S100 - Discharge [Stockholm LTD]
4. ? (Skudge Remix) [Stockholm LTD]
5. Rejected - For The People (Ben Klock Remix) [Rejected]
6. Pär Grindvik - Sinister (Samuel L. Session Remix) [Sinister]
7. Lee J Malcom - One Star (James Ruskin Remix)
8. Tony Rohr - Slowburn (Jerome Sydenham) [Weave]
9. LFO - Blown [Warp]
10. Pär Grindvik - Sinister (Gary Beck Remix) [Sinister]
11. Broom & Ruskin - The Future That Was [Blueprint]
12. Surgeon - Scorn [Tresor]
13. Oscar Mulero - Ceres [Labrynth]
14. Steve Stoll - Totem [Proper N.Y.C.]
15. Diego - B1 [Uturn]
16. S Carassi - Drumline [Drumcode]
17. Raiz Feat. Function - Keep Secrets (Jerome Sydenham & Function Remix [Droid]
18. Mike Parker - Subterranean Liquid [Prologue]
19. Oscar Mulero - Road To Pleasure [Warm Up]
20. S100 - Intern Stockholm LTD
21. Staffan Linzatti - View From Collapsing Center [Stockholm LTD]
22. Benny Grauer - Tba (Grindvik Remix) [Deep Circus]
23. Pär Grindvik - Sinister Re-Enter [Sinister]

For more info on Par you can add him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. Don't forget to check out the Stockholm Ltd Website for all the info on their latest releases.

Those of you in London will be pleased to know that Par is back playing in London on 29th May 2011 for WetYourSelf in Room 2 @ fabric. Joined by Dario Zenker and Peter Van Hoesen and the evening will be closed out with a b2b set from the SDD residents XI & Chris Stanford.

The event has only just been announced. Will bring you the flyer and more info as and when we get it, but for now, check out the Resident Advisor Event Page for the full line up and to get your tickets now!

Top 3 Royal Wedding Weekend Picks

Easter is generally a very busy time of year for clubbing, but combine that with a Royal Wedding and a bit of Mayday action, and you've got yourself a hell of a extended weekend! As everyone is picking up the pieces of the 4 days just gone, it's time to look well and truly forward to what's about to come.

Our top pick of the weekends events is another techno riot in fabric's Room 2. Whether or not it was intentional or not, but Room 2 is becoming a bit of a mecca for the worlds best techno. Appearances from Sandwell District, Ben Klock, DVS1, Scuba, Len Faki, Skudge have only gone on to strengthen that belief. This Saturday sees this dedication to techno continue. Kicking off proceedings is one of the UK techno's brightest young stars, Sigha. Followed by the Hardwax / Berghain invasion with Shed (Live) and Marcel Dettmann.

Our 2nd pick sees a return to Corsica Studios for one of our favourite labels, Perc Trax, teaming up with our good friends from Colony. A mixture of techno and dubstep can be found across the two rooms and a selection of some of todays finest DJs and live acts.

Last but not least, we have a bit of a monster from arguably the biggest techno label in the world right now, CLR. Chris Liebing and his team have put together a veritable who's who of techno legends for this one. MOS has plenty of history and it has plenty of soundsystem power for the guys to push to it's full maximum.

If you thought that was enough events for 1 weekend, normally you'd probably be right. But this is a monster 4 day weekend remember, so there's plenty of other stuff going on throughout the break, here's the best of the rest

Thursday 21 April 2011

Sawf - Unrhythm EP [Perc Trax 044]

The 2nd single from Sawf's debut album 'Flaws', on Perc Trax is upon us. The first being 'Slim' featured remixes from DVS1. 'Unrhythm' features another techno heavyweight in Ostgut Ton's Marcel Fengler with his remix of 'Unrhythm' on the A side with Perc Trax favourite Go Hiyama remixing 'Sfika' on the B

Check out the samples below

We're big fans of Sawf here at Slash Dot Dash. XI featured the Marcel Fengler remix on his latest Slash Dot Dash Podcast. We expect big things to come from the man from Greece.

The EP is available now in Hardwax and we expect it to hit all the rest very shortly.

More info on Sawf can be found through his Myspace Page

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Ostgut Ton Label Showcase @ The Red Gallery (21st Apr 11)

It's time for the legendary Berlin label to bring their sound to London once more. Last November they packed out Corsica Studios and tomorrow night they plan to do exactly the same to The Red Gallery.

4 hour sets for everyone across the 2 rooms with Elif Bicer popping up here and there to add her vocal talents to the nights proceedings. This is definitely one not to miss. Those of you who caught Klock at fabric recently will know it's always a bit special when he comes to town. Klock is supported in room 1 by Fiedel and room 2 is a much housier affair with the Ostgut Ton Label top man, Nick Hoppner and Panoramabar maestro, Prosumer.

The last few tickets are available through Resident Advisor so there's still time to reserve your place on the dance floor.

Friday 15 April 2011

Record Store Day (16th April 2011)

Reports on the news this morning told me vinyl sales were on the up by over 10% and there's been a rise in independent music shops throughout the UK. So I can't think of a better time to have Record Store Day 2011!

My two favourite London shops, Phonica Records and BM Soho are pulling out all the stops. Phonica are open from 9am and have in store performances from Guti, Mudd, Rocketnumbernine, Ghostpoet and Woodcraft Folk. Full details

Whilst BM Soho have a chocker schedule. Tonight (Friday) they have a 2 hour set from Onsulade and tomorrow they have performances from Atjazz, Restless Soul, Sigha, Icicle, Karizma and Cooly G.

More details of all the stores taking place can be found on the Record Store Day Website. Make sure you get involved and support your local stores, the artists you love and the labels that push the boundaries in forward thinking music. They do a lot for you and they can't do it without you so do your bit to help out. It only happens once a year!

Kenneth Christiansen: In Dub We Trust

Resident Advisor caught up with Echocord Records boss and our next guest at Slash Dot Dash, Kenneth Christiansen, for a chat about Copenhagen, record shops, the label and his Culture Box club.

"Denmark's purveyor of dub techno stayed in Copenhagen, and it made all the difference in the world"

With everybody and their brother rushing to find house and techno fame in Berlin, those that stick around their local scenes are more important than ever. Copenhagen's Kenneth Christiansen is one such character. Around six years ago, he pondered a move to the German capital. At that moment, however, he found an empty space in the city's downtown district and along with several other local music lovers built Culture Box, now regarded as one of the city's go-to venues for quality four-four beats.

Christiansen has a devotion to his city, but he has an even bigger devotion to dub techno. Via his Echocord imprint, he's doggedly pushed the sound for almost a decade. This month, they'll celebrate their 50th release with a compilation and a tour. In short, things are busier than ever, proving that staying home (and staying the course) was the right decision after all.

Have you always lived in Copenhagen?

No, I grew up in the countryside, very close to Germany. I moved to Copenhagen when I was 20 years old because of the music scene. I wanted to work in record shops. There was a very big underground techno scene in Copenhagen at the end of the '80s and the beginning of the '90s. Acid house and techno was really big, and illegal warehouse parties were going on everywhere.

Were there certain DJs or certain parties that really stick out in your mind?

At that time it was really more harder techno stuff. Really banging techno shit. I remember the first time Richie Hawtin was playing here with Dave Clarke. Miss Djax... And then we started to go to the Love Parade in Berlin. I went to Tresor, E-Werk and all that, yeah. It was very close from where I lived, only like two hours to go to Hamburg for example. So it was very easy to go to Germany to buy records.

What record store did you work at in Copenhagen?

The first one I was working in was called Street Dance records. I worked there for three-and-a-half years, and then decided to open up my own record shop. That was called Science Fiction. At that time there was a lot of competition: We had three other stores that specialized in electronic music in the city. So, after one year, we decided to close it. Then I got a job in another shop called Loud Music, which was—for me—the best record shop in Copenhagen ever. It closed about six years ago now. It was the last record shop which specialized in electronic music in Copenhagen.

How long was Loud around?

We had 10 to 15 really good years in Copenhagen with record shops, but then it went really, really fast. Everything suddenly closed down because everybody was starting to buy records on the internet. We still have, of course, some record shops, but it's more secondhand shops with all kinds of stuff, it's not really specialized in any genre.

When Echocord began, the label was largely a vehicle for Mikkel Metal's production. But it seems like the label has opened up quite a bit over time. Was that always the plan from the beginning?

I didn't have a plan really, it was more about releasing some nice music that I really thought was good and something new and fresh. That was the basic idea, and then suddenly it grew and more people got involved. I also thought at a certain moment that maybe I had to move a little bit away from what I was doing, maybe to make it a little bit more for the dance floor, release some of the tracks on vinyl, also just to sell a little bit more. It was difficult at that time just to sell tracks for home-listening on vinyl.

At what point do you feel like you made that move to becoming a little bit more dance floor?

I had a long talk with Mikkel Metal about it when he was doing his third album I think? He did a lot of stuff on Kompakt, and so we thought, "OK, maybe it's time to try to move a little bit and try to see how it goes and see what people think. Still have it be dubby, but also have make some of the tracks more powerful."

Was it simply a case of people not buying listening tracks on vinyl anymore? I mean obviously you love everything you release, but it sounds like a business decision to focus on that.

I think it was both. I started to DJ more and more myself at that time, and I could see, for example, in Berlin that these listening parties were becoming less and less. It was just party party, four-to-the-floor. But I think it was also nice for me to change it a little bit, but not too much. That's why I started the sub-labels: so I could release other kinds of music.

Had you not been DJing much before?

I started to DJ in 1991, but that was just local DJing in Denmark. I started to DJ outside of Denmark at the end of the '90s for ~scape, Barbara Preisinger and Stefan Betke's label. They did a lot of showcases all over Europe, and they invited me to be the resident DJ. He was a big influence for me. Then when I started Echochord up and I started my own club here in Copenhagen, it's started to get faster and faster. The past three or four years especially.

Has the label changed in other ways over time?

Not really, I think. I still think Echochord is Echochord. Maybe it's changed a little bit. I mean the whole music scene is changing all the time. For example, I like to hear the fresh dubstep, some of it, not the harder stuff, but the dubby dubstep, the techy dubstep. So of course it has changed a little bit, but not really too much.

Are you bringing dubstep into your own sets as well?

Yeah, a little bit. Not much, but sometimes I play a dubstep tune. I think it's really good for the whole dub techno scene actually that there's a little new fresh sound that's coming in. It gives it a new energy again. You can mix it also with this techy dubstep techno, it's almost techno, but dubstep techno, whatever. You can mix it all together. I really like that.

You talk about this new energy, and I'm curious about that. I think a lot of people would say that dub techno hasn't progressed much as a genre. What would you say to that?

I think there are still a lot of new tracks and records that come out that you will say, "This is dub techno," but it still has a new fresh sound. Well, maybe you have to be a little nerdy to hear it. If you listen to Goa trance or you listen to rock music, you can't hear any difference with dub techno maybe, but I think there's still some very fresh tunes coming out that are interesting for me to play for sure.

Tell me a little bit about Culture Box, the club that you run in Copenhagen.

We've been going for six years now. I started the club with my partner Loke Busch, at a time when we thought there was nothing at that moment for electronic underground music. We had been doing parties for many years with other groups of people, and we just got tired of moving the parties all the time and putting up lights and blah blah blah, so we wanted to try to find a place where we could have a club, a steady place every weekend. Then, suddenly, we found this empty space and now it's been six years. It's crazy.

Did you imagine you'd be doing it for six years? I mean you had done the record store for a year, you know, and I'm sure you maybe thought to yourself, "Huh, I don't know if this is going to last."

I wasn't thinking about it. I was just doing it, really. We were a big group of people actually, and we were really thinking, before I got married and had kids, you know, "OK, should we all move to Berlin like everybody else and try to do something there or should we try to do something in our hometown?" Today, I feel very lucky that we all stayed and we have this place here now instead of being one out of a million [in Berlin].

Tell me about Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is a very small city, a very beautiful city. We have a lot of parks, we have all the canals, the channels. We have a lot of beautiful and nice people here. People are very friendly and kind, and if you drive 20 minutes you're in the countryside and if you fly 45 minutes, you're in Berlin. It's really nice I think.

One of the things I was surprised by when I visited for Trailerpark Festival, is that it seems like there are so many young people doing artistic things. Is that something you feel as well, that it's a little bit more vibrant at the moment or has that always been the case in your opinion?

I think it's always been here, there's always been a lot of activity and very young people doing a lot of creative stuff, cultural stuff. There are so many people working for free, who just want to be a part of it. There are a lot of festivals here, and a lot of young producers. It's been that way for many years I think actually.

But you said that at the time you started Culture Box, there wasn't a lot going on. Why do you think that was?

There were some venues doing parties maybe once a month or maybe once every two months. But at that time the R&B and pop and rock and heavy metal scene were really big. The trance scene was really big, but for techno and house music, electronica stuff, there was nothing.

I was surprised by how small Culture Box was when I visited there.

Yeah, I mean, there are two floors. We have the basement, which can hold 80 people or so. And the main floor which, if it's really packed can have 250. I like that, though. The good thing about Culture Box is that if you have 100 people you can still have a really nice party. And that's very important because the scene here still isn't so big and sometimes you never really know how many people show up.

It was important to us to find a place that looks underground, but that's also nice in a way. We can change the lights a lot, and we rent the place to others who do parties there. They can change the how the venue feels quite easily. We have a good soundsystem, which I think is also very important.

Tell me a little bit about your Pattern Repeat project. It started just recently, right?

Yeah. It's me and a good friend of mine, Resoe. I was actually working with him at the record shop eight years ago. He's very much into the same kind of music as me, and he also runs the Baum label. He has a really nice studio, so I thought, "OK, I'll go to his studio," and suddenly we had a track. "OK, why not try to start our own label with our own music?" We've made some records now, and we've already played at Berghain and Fabric. It's a nice little side project.

This is the first time you've actually made music yourself, correct?

Yes, but I would not say that I'm making most of it. Dennis is the man. I more sit next to him, and have the ideas. I have a lot of ideas in my head, and it's really nice to get it on vinyl. It's really fun.

You're in the studio saying, "I want it to sound a little bit more like that." You're the advisor, almost.

Exactly. We both are! [laughs]

Kenneth Christiansen will be performing an extra special 3 hour set for us at the legendary Public Life on Friday 8th July. Limited tickets are available on Resident Advisor and due to the small capacity of the venue we recommend that you get in fast to avoid disappointment. They wont be around for long

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Mix Of The Day: Forward Strategy Group - CLR Podcast 111

It's been a while since a CLR Podcast has made it into our MOTD list so it's only right that it makes its return with something a little bit special. Hailing from Glasgow, Al Matthews and Patrick Walker, aka Forward Strategy Group, have put together a half DJ / half Live set comprising of their own productions, loops, re edits and plenty of unreleased material to display the excellent work they've been doing on one of our favourite labels, Perc Trax.

You can download the mix from the following links



  1. Miller & Boex - Relevance (Forward Strategy Group Alt Remix) [Labrynth]
  2. Forward Strategy Group - Applied Generics C [Forward Strategy Group]
  3. Forward Strategy Group - Signal Path (Early Version) [Perc Trax]
  4. Forward Strategy Group - Anti-Concern [Unreleased]
  5. Forward Strategy Group - Applied Generics A Acapella [Forward Strategy Group]
  6. Patrick Walker - Phase Linear [Dynamic Reflection]
  7. Smear - Inert [Dynamic Reflection]
  8. Forward Strategy Group - Use Your Delusion [Unreleased]
  9. Adrian Ross - Forward Strategy Group Loop 14 [Unreleased]
  10. (i)sodyne - Answer To No One [Broken20]
  11. Adrian Ross - Forward Strategy Group Loop 13 [Unreleased]
  12. Smear - Means Of The Now [Unreleased]
  13. Forward Strategy Group - Signal Path (Smear Mix) [Unreleased]
  14. Forward Strategy Group - Rundes Leder Part II [Unreleased]
  15. Forward Strategy Group - Token Ring [Perc Trax]
  16. Forward Strategy Group - Tayo Olowu [Perc Trax]
  17. Forward Strategy Group - Arcnet [Perc Trax]
  18. Patrick Walker - Alchemy [Unreleased]
  19. Smear - Transect Acapella [Forward Strategy Group]

We're expecting big things from FSG over the not too distant future. For information on all their upcoming releases and appearances give them a 'Like' on their Facebook Fan Page or follow them on Twitter.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Echocord Jubilee Comp

Echocord Records was founded by our next guest, Kenneth Christiansen, in 2002. 9 years and 49 releases later it's all come down to this. The 50th release. Featuring tracks from the artists that have made Echocord one of the worlds most respected Dub Techno label.

'Jubilee Comp' is a celebration of everything that's come before it. It's being released in 4 parts throughout this month. Firstly it's being released as a CD, with three 12" releases accompanying them. The CD and the first two 12" are in all the best shops now, so make sure you get your copy before they undoubtedly sell out. The third 12" will be in the stores before the month is out.

More info on Echocord can be found on their Facebook Fan Page


1) Fluxion - Tides
3)Deadbeat - House Of Vampires
4) Onmutu Mechanicks - Calyx
5) Brendon Moeller - Farmhouse
6) Luke Hess - Kratos
7) Resoe - Tanzfieber
8) Stephan Hitchell - For Convextion
9) Fenin - Salty Dub
10) Mikkel Metal - Waho

50.1 features the tracks by Fluxion, Quantec and Deadbeat. 50.2 has the Onmutu Mechanicks, Brendon Moeller, Luke Hess and Resoe tracks, whilst 50.3 features the remaining tracks from Stephan Hitchell, Fenin and last but by no means least Mikkel Metal.

Devoted Echocord fans around the world have been looking forward to this release, but some have gone further than others. OOooHACKERooOO is a youtube user from Hungary who likes to spend their time making music videos. They've picked out the Onmutu Mechanicks and Luke Hess tracks and created stunning imagery to go alongside stunning music. Check out the videos below.

There's plenty more on their youtube page so once you're done with these two, head over to check out the rest of their great work.

Of course you can next catch Kenneth Christiansen in London playing for us at Public Life on the 8th July. £5 tickets are available on Resident Advisor now, but they're strictly limited so don't delay in getting yours!

Friday 8 April 2011

Skudge (live) & Scuba Vs. SCB @ fabric (9th Apr 11)

This weekends recommendation takes in some fabric room 2 action. It's becoming a bit of a London mecca for techno of late with performances from Sandwell District, Ben Klock, DVS1 and now this.

Skudge made their first London appearance at Mode:Play last October and have since took in the sites of Cable and now it's time for them to take on the legendary fabric soundsystem.

Neither Scuba or his SCB moniker will need any introduction to you all. A pioneer in the UK dubstep and techno scene. His Berlin night Sub:stance is into it's 3rd year at Berghain / Panoramabar. Quality is guaranteed.

Tickets are available from Resident Advisor or from the fabric Website

Monday 4 April 2011

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 004: XI

After the massive success of the SDD Podcast 003 by19.454., which had over 1000 downloads in 4 weeks, it's a new month so time for a new mix.

This is XI's second mix of the series. His first mix, our first mix, showcased a musical progression that you can expect from a whole night at Slash Dot Dash. This mix however concentrates solely on peak time material.

1 hour, 13 tracks, no intros, no outros, just techno!

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 004: XI by Slash Dot Dash

You can stream or download the mix from the soundcloud player above or you can subscribe to our podcast series in iTunes to download this mix, all past mixes and automatically download all our future mixes.



1) Equalized 004 - A [Equalized]
2) Peter Van Hoesen & Donato Dozzy – Elektra [Time To Express]
3) Terence Fixmer & Claudio PRC – Lunar Forest [Prologue]
4) Sect – Five (Silent Servant Remix) [Sect Records]
5) Damon Wild – Avion Return (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [Synewave]
6) Furesshu – Lucid (Shifted Remix) [Project Squared]
7) Steve Rachmad pres. Ignacio – Virton Upgraded (Ben Klock Remix A) [Music Man Records]
8) Darko Esser – Clean Slate (DVS1 Remix) [Curle]
9) Shed – Boom Room [Ostgut Ton]
10) Adam X – Downbursts [Prologue]
11) SP-X – Field Construction [Komisch]
12) Mike Dehnert – Phase Response [Delsin Records]
13) Sawf – Unrhythm (Marcel Fengler Remix) [Perc Trax]

All the info on the other mixes can be found on the
Slash Dot Dash Website Podcast Page