Archive for August, 2009

Noah Gibson @ COLONY

“Second up is Sweden’s Noah Gibson, a DJ/promoter/blogger who’s activities for Stockholm’s shady Office collective have put purist underground clubbing firmly on the city’s map. He’s played alongside the likes of Shed, Marcel Dettmann and Cio D’Or, and will be delivering a typically thumping selection of raw, stripped back techno for the occasion.”

Head Office (The Office) @ OSC09 Festival

The 15th August, all five from the Head Office collective (the people behind The Office) will be playing at the small dancefloor on OSC09. Delivering a wide range of styles within techno, house and dubstep, we hope that you want to come by and support the good forces in Stockholm. Robert Henke from Monolake and Scuba will also be playing, so drop by!

More information and tickets here

Review: Marcel Fengler – Twisted Bleach

Label: Ostgut Tonträger
Catalog#: o-ton27


A1: Twisted Bleach

A2: Gridlock

B: Chi Twine


“Little Marcel” delivers once again something fresh and unique sounding. The previous work had a very direct influence of the resident club as well as Dettmann and their friends, which Fengler took in and made into something of his own.

Replacing his previous pattern, he manages to fuse oldschool house and Berghain-ish no-high-frequency kicks together with raw and pumping percussion and drums. On ‘Twisted Bleach’, this new style from Fengler is showcased in the most direct manner, which then settles down a bit into the old style with ‘Gridlock’. Apart from these, a limp groove that leans towards dubstep is introduced with ‘Chi Twine’, a apocalyptic track that is one of the best this year.

A sense of timelessness surrounds this 12″, especially with the big spectrum of influences and sounds that in some mysterious way feels closer to each other than other tracks that moves in the same area.

‘Twisted Bleach’ is due in late August.

Review: WAX No. 20002

Label: WAX
Catalog#: No. 20002


A: Untitled

B: Untitled

Following three excellent white labels on Equalized and Wax, Shed delivers the second one in the latter.

Bringing in a more house groove to the tracks, his trademark aesthetics and funk gets a more distinct groove. Being a close follower of his releases, the A-side resembles the most of his previous material. The cut up percussion and drums fills up by a heavy but yet underlying bass that fills the entire spectrum in the wall of sound. A feeling of oldschool is hard to avoid, but the track does something new at the same time, being both distinct but yet to be pinpointed.

As for the B-side, the house influence is not hard to feel. A slow piano swirls around combined with Shed’s undefinable sound structures and easy percussion. The intensity in the track is always present, but when the beat kicks in, the energy that gets released makes it a candidate for the track of the year.

Wax No. 20002 is only available in the physical Hard Wax store.

Chart: August 2009