Apologies for the lack of posts here, hoping to be more active with the blog again soon. It’s been a very busy period with work… Anyway, for those in Tokyo, Yves de Mey is coming to town this week. He’ll be doing a DJ set at Dommune this Thursday 5 June. And then on Saturday 7 June, he’ll be doing a livepa at Louver. Yves has been developing a really interesting take on techno through his recent EPs on Opal Tapes, Modal Analysis, Semantica, and a mini-album on the Archives Intérieures label he has established with Sendai partner Peter Van Hoesen. Yves has been crafting some very sonically powerful music and this is a great chance to hear him on a proper sound system. I’m also very happy to be warming up for Yves on the Saturday night. His music tastes strongly overlap with my own, and I am looking forward to providing a set that should match well. I’ll be playing a kind of “drone and bass” set, this is a description Surgeon used for one of his Boiler Room sets, and while I make no claims to be doing anything as good as him, I do think it’s an apt way of explaining what I’ll be exploring. To cap off the night, DJ Nobu is also playing, so it should be a night of forward thinking techno at Louver on Saturday. Hope to see you there!