Proudly presenting Sandwell District Showcase
Function (Sandwell District / Berlin)
Silent Servant (Sandwell District / Los Angeles)
RRose (Sandwell District) LIVE
w/ support by Mossmoss (As You Like It / RACECAR)
Mark E (MERC / Ghostly International / UK)
Conor (No Way Back)
Rich Korach (As You Like It)
We're honored to start the night with the North America debut showing of Amélie Ravalec's "Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno."
SOUND: Brand New Funktion One Main Room Sound System, re-enforced by Opus Sound
VIDEO: Will Erokan
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Rich Korach, Cerrithwen Genetti & Paloma Ortiz
Sandwell District is, without doubt, THE underground Techno label of the moment. With support from all quarters (they count Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Len Faki and the Berghain crew, Laurent Garnier, Miss Kitten, Jeff Mills, Sleeparchive, Speedy J, Troy Pierce, among their many devotees) they have not just blurred the boundaries of techno, but have dissolved them and re-built it in their own unique image...
As stalwarts of the hugely influential Downwards Label, Function and Regis have been breaking down and re-arranging the D.N.A of conventional dance music for over a decade. Sandwell District however is very much it's own animal and although it shares many of it's ideals and energy with the iconic Downwards, it is very much a label of the here and now. As Beatportal recently put it, "Influential British techno label Downwards are causing waves with their new imprint Sandwell District, as is Marcel Dettmann, Shed and Sleeparchive, who have all picked up where Downwards left techno in the late 1990s."