If my body could talk to me, what would it say?
For the Identity edition of GEGEN, the crew invites, Perc, one of electronic dance music’s reference points who’s an internationally touring DJ, label owner and one of the most respected producers in techno today. Known as one of the most forward-thinking individuals in techno, Perc fuses current sounds with his extensive knowledge of electronic music’s past to create something new & unique. A regular artist on such scene-leading labels as CLR, Kompakt, Drumcode, Stroboscopic Artefacts and Ovum as well as his own world-reknown Perc Trax imprint, Perc is as uncompromising as he is unique. GEGEN Identity also features Vault Sessions resident, Grace Dahl, Berlin-based duo, CLITS, and GEGEN resident, L Ʌ V Σ N.
RFLXN with Blue Hour, Lady Starlight, P.E.A.R.L., Phara, Umfang, & Vixen
Sat 07. – Mon 09.10.
The first RFLXN of the month sees the American performing live artist, Lady Starlight, whose keen focus on authentic communication has made her one of the more original and colorful artists. True to her namesake, she has followed her own star by choosing to integrate a number of different influences – performance / body art, progressive rock and metal, and electronic dance music – into a single eclectic, but coherent, personality. Joining Lady Starlight for the night are Blue Hour, Falling Ethics’ P.E.A.R.L, Fuse resident Phara, Brooklyn’s Umfang and Fast Forward’s Vixen.
Fri 13. – Mon 16.10.
SYNOID returns for an October weekender.
Giorgi Kancheli is a Georgian producer and a resident DJ at Bassiani who has been crucial in shaping the country’s club culture. Growing up in the dark and crumbling Tbilisi, in the 90’s has greatly influenced his musical identity. For it’s third edition at RSO, Veselka, the Ukrainian Queer collective also invites Promise, Pervert Mexico’s Villaseñor, Venomstacy, and Nastya Muravyova.
RFLXN x Tech Couture x Warning with CAIVA, Echoes of October, François X, Giraffi Ghost, & Naone
Sat 21. – Mon 23.10.
François X really “kickstarted” his career in 2012 with a residency at Concrete, where he shaped many sonically adventurous stories. François’ love for the club has brought with it a reputation as a vibrant artist behind the turntables. Channeling obscure, forgotten and timeless techno gems, his fantasy sets capture themes of passion and utopia through a myriad of frenzied sounds from the 90’s acid to fast forward thinking techno. The Tech Couture hosted floor sees artists such as Selected’s Caiva, Echoes of October, Berlin’s SHADYLINES as well as Copenhagen’s Ida Engelhardt along with RSO resident Xiorro.
Raster returns for another experimental-filled Thursday night with Frank Bretschneider who works as a musician, composer and video artist here in the city of Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Described as "abstract analogue pointilism", "ambience for spaceports" or "hypnotic echochamber pulsebeat", Bretschneider's subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. After the fall of the wall and the split of the band Bretschneider continued producing music and in 1996 he and Olaf Bender founded the record label Rastermusic. The night also includes Frank Pomassl and RSO resident, Yanling.
47 with Tommy Four Seven, Rommek, Oake, and Linn Elisabet
As a well-established artist, Rommek has creatively expanded in his own sound, as well as carving his way into the current techno and experimental scene. His extensive interest in sound design is crafted within the dense atmospheres, heavy broken drums and dynamic tones found within his productions. The London based producer released his debut 12” 'Thought Patterns EP' on Weekend Circuit in 2014. Since then, he’s released music on Leyla records, Methodical and in 2016 he joined the seminal Blueprint Records. This edition of 47 also includes Oake, Linn Elisabet, as well as Tommy Four Seven.
RFLXN with Isaiah, LDS, Philippa Pacho, slin, Shifted, & Yanamaste
Sat 28. – Mon 30.10.
Since the birth of the last decade Shifted has been responsible for some of techno’s most exciting explorations. Collectively, through his latest projects and history in drum & bass, he has subconsciously forged his own path within the field of modern electronic music. His unique yet uncompromising mastery of sound and space, texture and tonalities have positioned him high in the ranks at the ever fertile juncture between noise, ambient & contemporary techno. As an artist, Shifted looks to the periphery of genre, to the fringes of scenes - to the space as yet unexplored through his own lens. Recontextualising and reaffirming influence with restless abandon, the British musician’s work up to this point serves as a testament to an artist with much ground yet to cover. For the month’s closing edition of RFLXN, Shifted is joined by Frenzy’s Isaiah, Khidi’s Yanamaste, Positive Source’s Philippa Pacho, Berlin’s spin, and Monnom Black’s LDS.
Artwork: Colors And The Kids