Wednesday 24 October 2012

Halloween Weekend Clubbing Roundup: London, Berlin, Roma, Antwerp, Barcelona, Copenhagen, New York, Taipei & Sydney

It's a big weekend of clubbing as the freaks come out to celebrate halloween in true techno style. So instead of waffling, we'll get straight to the events. There's plenty to get through so we'll keep most of them short and sweet.


We begin on Friday night in London as Broken & Uneven's Hydra series continues as they welcome online record store to launch their new project, BLPGRN001, the first in a run of 12"s in collaboration with design collective Give Up Art and photographer Shaun Bloodworth.

Provide the music for the night's festivities will be a star studded line up consisting of Blawan, Lucy, Pangaea, Objekt, Kowton and the first UK live show from, the duo of Analogue Cops and Steffi, Third Side.

The party will be held in Hackney Wick at the Ican Studios and tickets are available from Resident Advisor

Saturday at fabric Room 2 hosts the official launch party of their latest cd, fabric 66 mixed by Ben Klock. The Berghain resident is joined by a couple of names that you'll see in the compilation CDs tracklisting in the shape of Truncate and Wincent Kunth.

You can read all about the CD and order your own copy from the fabric website where you can also purchase your Tickets. As part of the package you can get a discount when you order your CD and ticket together.


It's tonight, and already started, but we couldn't do this post without giving it a mention. We're gutted we're not there, but if you're looking for something to do in Berlin tonight, this has to be your only destination.

Tresor, Sonic Groove Records and Fullpanda Records combine in Tresor's Globus room to bring you Timewise. Featuring live sets from Biosphere and Robert Henke and topping it off with an ambient DJ set from Adam X and Dasha Rush.

Once the show has finished the fun's not over, as Adam and Dasha take you down to Tresor's legendary basement for what's bound to be an epic after party. Full event info can be found on the Facebook Event Page

We stay at Tresor from Friday night's shenanigans as Tuna Park puts on an altogether international affair of great interest to us here at SDD. Two SDD Podcasters in Singapore's Xhin and Argentina's Pfirter and past SDD guest, Germany's Milton Bradley.

Full event info on Resident Advisor

We don't need to tell you that quality that can be found at Berghain's in house Saturday event, Klubnacht, so we'll let the line up talk for itself!

Robert Hood, Karenn (Blawan & Pariah), Obtane, Giorgio Gigli, Len Faki, Fiedel and Oliver Deutschmann. If you need more convincing, head over to Resident Advisor to see what's happening in the rest of the club.


Roma welcomes two of the UKs finest talents as James Ruskin and Shifted join Suprvsion vs Animatek  in taking over the Goa Club for Resistance Is Techno. The Facebook Event Page holds all you need to know


Hertz celebrate their 2 year anniversary in Antwerp's Petrol Club with two more of the UK finest talents, Luke Slater and Surgeon. Full info and tickets on the Petrol Website.


PoleGroup take over Barcelona's BeCool venue and host Peter Van Hoesen, Exium and Reeko. Doors open at 1am and entrance is 10 euros.


On Friday night at Culture Box you'll witness a live set from legendary techno duo, Hardfloor. Full info on Facebook

New York

In New York on Friday it's another birthday as US party throwers, Oktave, turn three. Providing the celebratory music will be Brendon Moeller, Jeff Derringer and Max_M. Full event info on the Oktave website


Smoke Machine host their 20th Organik party in conjunction with Field Records headed up by Delta Funktionen. Full info on Resident Advisor.


For our last destination on our worldwide tour we land down under, in Sydney to be more precise, and after a weekend spent with the wonderful Dutch people, it would be wrong not to give a mention to one of their very best techno exports, Steve Rachmad. Disconnected Audio and Shrug present his show that's inspired by his recent album 'Secret Life Of Machines'.

Tickets available through Resident Advisor

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Berghain 06: Norman Nodge

The latest Berghain compilation CD hit the stores yesterday, and it's mixed by our favourite techno lawyer, Norman Nodge. Now on to it's sixth edition, after previous escapades from Andre Galluzi, Marcel Dettmann, Len Faki, Ben Klock and Marcel Fengler, the Berlin nightspot continues to dip into their extensive list of residents to showcase the music that's built the club's legendary reputation for the worlds very best techno.

As you may expect, Nodge's signature stamp of quality is plastered all over the mix from start to finish. From it's ambient beginnings, with the help of Birds Two Cage, Oni Ayhun and an artist we're big fans of here at SDD, Mokira, the mix steadily builds in energy, drifting it's way through the expansive sounds of Detroit, Berlin and UK techno. Combining classic tracks like Jeff Mills' 'Keeping Of The Kept' with new faces to the scene like Patrick Gräser and recent SDD podcaster, Charlton. The mix, recorded live at Berghain, completes a full circle as tracks from El Gato#9, Radioactive Man and Xosar return the listener to the comp's more blissful beginnings.


1) Birds Two Cage - Gase
2) Oni Ayhun - OAR002-B
3) Mokira - Manupulation Music (Redshape Tape Dub)
4) Patrick Gräser - From Foreign Territories
5) Hauntologists - Untitled
6) Staffan Linzatti - Morning
7) Jeff Mills - Keeping Of The Kept
8) Silent Servant - Untitled
9) DJ T - 1000 - Metra
10) The Nighttripper - Tone Exploitation (Planetary Assault Systems Remix)
11) Charlton - Black Slong
12) Architectural - Looking Ahead
13) Mark Broom - Vault 5
14) Ctrls - Socket
15) Chancellor - Roundabouts
16) Tim Taylor & DJ Slip - New York Minds
17) El Gato#9 - Coefficient Of Friction (Monty Luke Back Catalogue Remix)
18) Radioactive Man - Nasty Radio
19) Xosar - Rainy Day Juno Jam (Legowelt Remix)

As with all Berghain, and Panoramabar CDs, this mix contains a number of exclusive unreleased tracks. In the case of 06 it's three, from Birds Two Cage, Patrick Gräser and Mark Broom. Thankfully for those of you DJs out there, these three tracks don't stay unreleased for very long as they all feature on the companion vinyl. Samples of which can be found on the soundcloud player below

Mark Broom | Birds Two Cage | Patrick Gräser | Berghain 06 | o-ton 59 by Ostgut Ton

The CD and vinyl are out now in all good record shops, or can be purchased directly from the Ostgut Website. More info on Norman Nodge can be found on his Facebook Fan Page. If you're in Berlin next month you can attend the official launch party will be held at Berghain on November 10th which features Mark Broom, Redshape, Patrick Gräser (aka Answer Code Request), Ctrls, Marcel Fengler and of course Norman Nodge. Full event info can be found on Resident Advisor

Thursday 11 October 2012

Weekend Clubbing Roundup: London, Belin, Rotterdam, Copenhagen & Moscow


Coma celebrate their 1st birthday at The Nest tomorrow night and they've assembled a line up packed wall to wall with quality. Headlined by Detroit techno legend, Rolando. He's joined by Blueprint Records boss James Ruskin and the man behind Coma, Doubleffe.

Surface Records make it a double birthday celebration as they're celebrating 15 years as one of the UK's driving forces in techno. Surface Records are represented by the 65D Mavericks, Oliver Ho, Voidloss and the Surface DJs.

Tickets are still available on Resident Advisor.

After their last party at the Rhythm Factory with saw storming performances from The Black Dog, Andy Stott and Ø Phase, this time around Dystopia have raised the bar. Celebrating some of the best artists that the UK has to offer. Surgeon, Perc and Peverelist make for a hell of a night of music.

As with all Dystopia parties there's a pre show exhibition bring visual art together with forward thinking techno. The location of the East London warehouse hasn't been announced as of yet, but we've heard they've lined up something extra special. Head over to Resident Advisor to get the info on the location when it's announced. There's also a few tickets remaining, so don't hang about, otherwise it'll be more on the door.

fabric continue their Room 2 commitment to first class techno. A rare excursion into the dark room for Craig Richards is special enough on it's own, but the fact he's joined by a live set Blawan & Pariah, under their Karenn alias, and the genius of Peter Van Hoesen will make it a real treat.

Tickets available on the fabric website.

Making it a Saturday night hat-trick of outstanding events. Not to be outdone, Corsica Studios invite UK label Blackest Ever Black to bring their considerable stable of talented artists featuring most notably the likes of Vatican Shadow (we caught his live set at the Downwards label nacht @ Berghain last week and it made for inspiring stuff), Source Direct, Cut Hands, Russell Haswell and many many more.

Tickets are available at Resident Advisor


Berghain give the residents of Berlin a pre show to the Ben Klock fabric cd launch party, in 2 weeks time, as he's joined by Truncate at the former power station. The rest of the main floor line up is made up with the exception skills of DJ Deep, Zadig (Live), Marcelus, DJ Bone and Francois X.

Full event info, including the Panoramabar and Sonntags line up, and set times head over to Ostgut website


The Strictly Techno Weekender kicks off in Rotterdam on Friday night at Perron with a couple of stars of the Slash Dot Dash Podcast, the man behind 013Pfirter and the man who's provided our latest, 015, Charlton. Inbetween them you'll find Bas Mooy and Flink.

Tickets are on sale on the Perron Website. Weekend passes are available, and well worth the 17.50 euros are Saturday night's part two is headlined by Len Faki.


Just like Rotterdam, it's a serious weekender at Copenhagen's Culture Box. Mathew Jonson is one of our favourite artists around and he'll be performing live on Friday night. For the return journey on Saturday, Stroboscopic Artefacts boss, Lucy, is joined in the Black Box by Droid Behavior's Raiz.

Full info can be found on the Culture Box Website


Tomorrow night at Shanti, Jugendkultur / Fragment host the Fullpanda Records combination of Dasha Rush and Lars Hemmerling aka Lada. Supported by Alexey Volkov and another Fullpanda artist in the shape of Yuka. Room 2 sees London based promotion, Lokee, showcasing their infamous party atmosphere.

Full info can be found on Resident Advisor

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 015: Charlton

Charlton was born in 1982 in Rotterdam (Netherlands). At the age of 17 he began chasing the early rave parties which were happening all over Holland and around 1999 his love for electronic music turned into an obsession and he started DJing.
It was around this time that Charlton first came face to face with techno. He started producing abd building up his unique sound in 2001. Boosted by the Electronic Music Productions study he took at one of Holland’s best known music production colleges, he started putting his work together for his first live PA, which debuted in 2004.
Charlton’s inventive style of producing tracks back then combined techno from “the old days” with his own dark off-beat rhythms. Adding nasty razor-sharp and hypnotizing acid basslines to this creating a truly unique, ‘Charlton’ sound which had a great impact on Dutch techno scene. He was soon playing all over the place with with gigs and residencies across Holland and has since then played at various cutting-edge parties such as Awakenings, Heroes of Techno, Qbase, Detatched etc.
Moving to London gave Charlton New experience and a clearer point of view and as a result Charlton’s music started to change. Breaking up with his traditional dark rhythms gave him an opportunity to create his new style and helped to understand the essence of techno music.
Charlton's tracks have been released on labels such as Field Records, Audio Assault, Arms, Labrynth, Aftertaste and Pohjola. His first ever EP "Slowdown Basterd" received top when it came out in August 2010 on M_Rec. Moreover, ''Black Slong'' has been featured on Norman Nodge's Berghain 06 compilation.

You can stream and download the mix from the soundcloud player below, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

Slash Dot Dash Podcast 015: Charlton by Slash Dot Dash


1) Regis & Female - Untitled
2) Autechre - Eutow [Warp Records]
3) Mark Du Mosch - Mice vs. Cat [SD Records]
4) Sleeparchive - Ronan Point [Tresor]
5) Surgeon - As You breathe Here Now [Semantica]
6) Jeff Mills - Esconendo [Purpose Maker]
7) AfX - AFX 2 [Men Records]
8) Female - Backlash [RSB]
9) Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search - Dehydrate (Two) [A&S Records]
10) Bas Mooy - Loaded [Perc Trax]
11) Svreca - Vilna (Orphx Remix) [Semantica]
12) Cassegrain - Plate#1 [Modal Analysis]
13) Achterbahn d'amour - Your Love in a jam [Absurd Recordings]
14) SP-X - Field Construction [Komisch]
15) Kalon - Haiku [Sandwell District]
16) The 65 D Mavericks - Solitude [Blueprint Records]
17) XDB - Anilem [Ballard Inc]
18) Charlton - Choatic Behouvior (Forthcoming)
19) Bas Mooy - Nastase (Developer Remix 01) [Audio Assault]
20) Marcellus - Shape
21) Regis - Model Friendship [Downwards]
22) The Moderator - The 909 Dice [AW Recordings]
23) Charlton - Black Slong [Pohjola]
24) Charlton - Perish (Forthcoming)
25) Autechre - Second Scepe [Warp Records]

More info on Charlton can be found on his Facebook Fan Page or you can follow his status updates on Twitter. If you happen to be in Rotterdam this weekend and want to see Charlton perform? You can catch him on Friday at Cultuurpodium Perron as part of the Strictly Techno Weekender. He'll be joined by Bas Mooy, Flink and another Slash Dot Dash podcaster, Pfirter. Full event info can be found on Resident Advisor.

Saturday 6 October 2012

Local Authority pres. Adam X @ The Rhythm Factory (6th Oct 12)

The techno resurgence continues in fine fashion at The Rhythm Factory. Recent months have seen the likes of Peter Van Hoesen, Lucy, Xhin, The Black Dog,  MPIA3 and many more perform at the legendary East London venue.

Tonight, Local Authority bring a legend of US techno, the boss of Sonic Groove and former SDD guest, Adam X. Two years ago he performed the UK debut set of his Traversable Wormhole but this evening he'll be showcasing his formidable DJ skills.

Support comes from Bill Kouligas and Frozen Border / Horizontal Ground artist Skirt. Set times are as follows

19:00 - 21:00: Zeke Clough Exhibition
21:00 - 21:45: Ekoplekz
21:45 - 22:30: Vindicatrix
22:30 - 23:00: eMMplekz
23:00 - 24:00: Powell
24:00 - 01:30: Bill Kouligas
01:30 - 03:30: DJ Skirt
03:30 - 06:00: Adam X

Tickets are available through Resident Advisor for a few more hours, otherwise there will be spaces available on the door. If you would like to get down early to check out the Zeke Clough exhibition you'll have to contribute a small donation on the door. Tickets from Resident Advisor include entry to both the exhibition and the club afterwards

Thursday 4 October 2012

Mix Of The Day: Dystopia Podcast 004: Perc

For today's Mix Of The Day we head to the podcast series of London based promotion, Dystopia. Now on to their 4th edition (which include superb mixes from Dadub and The Black Dog) they welcome a very familiar name to readers of the SDD blog, Perc.

The Perc Trax boss puts together an hour of typically solid, forward thinking, industrial techno, like only he can. You can download or stream the mix from the player below

Dystopia Podcast 004 - Perc by dystopiaonline


01) Genesis P-Orridge & Stan Bingo – What's History Pt.2 [Dais Records]
02) Mick Finesse – Mettle Debris (Tengui Mettle Steel Mix) [Broken20]
03) Silent Servant – A Path Eternal [Hospital Productions]
04) Mick Finesse – The Ebb Of Crime (Cassegrain Remix) [Broken20]
05) Secluded – Binded (Sigha Remix) [Enemy]
06) Liss C – LR6 (Attemporal Remix) [LCR Records]
07) Darqwan – Said The Spider (Surgeon Remix) [Texture Ltd.]
08) Damien Schneider – Female (Tadeo Remix) [Micropunto Schallplannen]
09) The Exaltics – Ten Days [Cultivated Electronics]
10) Ghosts On Tape – No Go [Icee Hot]
11) Cleric – Unknown Depths V2 [Sonntag Morgen]
12) Paul Mac – Undoubted [EPM]
13) Alex Cortex – R-Byte [Killekill]
14) Paul Mac – Acid Jam [Balkan Vinyl]
15) Delta Funktionen – Work [Field Records]
16) Planetary Assault Systems – Funtion 4 (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [Mote Evolver]
17) Phuture Pfantasy Club – Spank Spank [Low Fat Vinyl]
18) Joey Beltram – Voyager [Vex/Trax]
19) Motor – The Knife (Peter Van Hoesen Remix) [CLR]
20) Regis – Death Head Said [Downwards]
21) ER & TR – UC [Brothers]
22) Pinion – Grid [Perc Trax]
23) Mick Finesse – Meltdown [Perc Trax]

Perc will be one of the guests at Dystopia's next party on the 13th October. He'll be joining Surgeon and Peverelist alongside the Dystopia residents at a secret venue in Hackney, East London. All the info you need on the event can be found on the Facebook Event Page and tickets are currently available on Resident Advisor.

More info on Perc can be found on his Facebook Fan Page or you can follow his status updates on Twitter