British techno producer and label boss of the influential Downwards, Karl O’Connor (aka Regis), has remained in the forefront of UK techno since establishing the label in 1993.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Downwards, and it’s easy to see the importance of this iconic techno label– because it’s not just a techno label.…read more
Friday November 22nd
If you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up: from the dance floor to the couch.
OL is the DJ collective of Spencer Lokken, Bethany Briscoe Lokken, and Ben Silver. Since they met in Chicago in 2000, this versatile trio has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their highly unpredictable and eclectic sets.…read more
Monday October 7th
This is KiNK. He’s a Bulgarian DJ and producer, known for taking live sets back into clubland and specializing in old, analogue gear. Last year he made it into the top five of Resident Advisor’s list of best live acts. Unlike a lot of other live acts, he’s very hands-on, doing much of the knob twiddling himself, rather than pre-programming it.…read more
Monday October 7th
Colloborations with Moomin and Edward, releases on Mule Musiq, the formation of labels; WHITE & Rimini and now the release of debut LP ‘Do Pilots Still Dream of Flying’, Oskar Offermann has steadily scaled the gradations of maturity since his beginnings in Frankfurt and his transference to dance music production from an earlier hip-hop adoration.…read more
Monday September 30th
Over the last few years, the Hessle Audio label have been instrumental in breaking boundaries between UK musics – dubstep, funky and grime – and a wider array of house, techno and experimental sounds from across the globe. It’s an approach that’s come to define the current state of affairs, as dancefloors have become spaces where genres collide, leading to new rhythmic tensions and the blending of tracks from across time and space.…read more
Friday September 27th
Swede gone Los Angeleno, Mikael Stavöstrand, seems to have brought with him to sunny Southern California a more light-hearted vision of the long, dark, winter months of the Scandinavian North. Since cutting his musical chops in the Swedish industrial scene, he has gone on to hone and refine his own quirky brand of dark, (often über) minimal techno and house after making his techno debut in 1999. Since then, he’s been awfully busy, releasing music over 50 EPs and 19 albums on such labels as Get Physical, Clink, Spectral Sound, Sushitech, Thema, and dozens more. Intrigued? We are too.…read more
Friday September 20th
The facts that we know about Ejeca: he’s from just outside Belfast and he’s killing it right now. (He’s also called Garry).
It’s not much, but with a taste for ’90s garage and its less well turned out contemporary ‘ardcore, he’s been thrilling dancefloors via releases for the likes of Aus, W&O Street Track and Lokee.…read more