We are happy to be involved with the “Nuance” party at Unit this Saturday. Coming from Sweden, SHXCXCHCXSH will be presenting their distinctive take on techno: harder edged but with an interesting experimental edge to it. They are a good fit for DJ Nobu, who will be taking a break from conquering the world to play a 4 hour set. And filling out the mainfloor will be DJ Yazi.
Upstairs we are doing a Sound Garden chill out room in Unice. This is a really nice space, but normally doesn’t have great sound. That problem is being fixed by Pioneer and we’ll be playing on their new speakers. Our guest is Mystica Tribe, who will be doing his weirdo tripped out dub thing. And the rest of the night, David, Jelomu and myself will be taking care of providing the relaxation. Looking forward to this, it is the beginning of a pretty busy period of parties.
RA event page /// FB event page
Happy to say we are returning at Dommune this week. Last time we had as our guest the head of Delft, LA-4A aka Ambivalent. Connecting with that, this time we have JLPS joining us, who recently released a pair of strong EPs on the label. These have built on his previous releases on M-nus in an interesting way, and we are looking forward to hearing him play at Dommune. Joining him will be a good friend of MNML SSGS, Tokyo based Wata Igarashi. His profile continues to rise with a track on Time To Express’ ‘Stealth’ compilation and a new EP on Midgar, which has been well received. For our money, Wata is one of the best operators in Japanese techno and we are happy to finally have him on one our Dommune sessions. So come down or tune in. It’s sure to be another good one.
Dommune registration page
I’ve got a new mix out as part of Smoke Machine’s UN series. This is actually my first full ambient set online in more than a year, the last one being my Mysteries of the Deep mix from December 2014. The mix was recorded live at one of our Sound Garden parties in Tokyo late last year. Returning to our original home of Orbit has been important for me, and I think the sense of comfort I had being back there was an important condition in allowing this set to take shape. It subsequently became somewhat of a blueprint for my new year’s performance at Berghain. So if you are wondering what I did there, it was basically a 4 hour version of this. I’m also happy to have this mix with Smoke Machine, as I will be playing an ambient set at their Organik festival in Taiwan on 30 April. I’ve been wanting to visit them for a long time, and I am really excited to finally be going. This is a recording I have listened to a lot. I am really happy with it, I think it has a strong flow and structure to it. If you need to zone out or escape, I suggest giving it a try.