'Creators of thoughtful, refined electronica for 25 years' The Guardian [on Plaid]
'Breathtaking in his dexterity'The Guardian [on Mr Switch]
'Since 1998 Swedish company Elektron has been making the kind of drum machines and synths that excite both studio heads and aesthetes'FACT
Diskordance and The Dodo Club have joined forces to bring a mind bending underground elektro all-nighter over two rooms.
The stage is set for an evening of analogue beats, ethereal harmonies, futuristic breaks, elektro, and turntablism in association with Elektron and Native Instruments (Traktor), two of the most forward thinking and innovative companies in the world of DJing and audio production.
The event celebrates legendary duo, Plaid's official E.P. launch, and the highly anticipated label launch of Elektron Grammofon.
Plaid's one off live analogue performance of exclusive tracks from the limited Elektron E.P. will be supported by unheard, unreleased, and completely original LIVE material.
Strictly limited pre sale copies of the vinyl e.p. will be available on the night.
The event also marks Mr Switch’s debut on Native Instruments Traktor Scratch software. The 4 x DMC world champion and unrivalled master of scratch will be performing a special set of elements from his incredible scratch routines.
Alongside these headline acts, Diskordance and The Dodo club have curated a line up of flourishing talent from the contemporary and experimental electronic music scene; from the innovatively creative to the wilfully obscure.
Live Elektron (music machines) Sets: Plaid, Dataline, Defunkt Dialekt, Future Image
Traktor Scratch/Remix Sets: Mr Switch, ADJ, Pawnsphinx, OdD Modelz, Joseph S Joyce
Dodo Club DJs: Pathic, Steve Faulkner, Errorbeauty, Acell
Plaid: Genre defining and defying, legendary Warp duo, Plaid play a special LIVE analogue set using Elektron music machines.
EGR45 – 00001, limited vinyl release of 300 copies, with proceeds going to Plaid's chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Research.
Limited pre sale vinyl available at the event ahead of Elektron worldwide launch
Mr Switch / ADJ. The 4 x DMC world, and current champion, will do a special dance set alongside veteran elektro DJ and producer ADJ.
The 'dynamic duo' will be using Traktor scratch/stems/remix decks, 4 turntables, and twin mixers
For fans of elektro, breaks, and turntablism, these sets are not to be missed
Joesph S Joyce and OdD Modelz will be performing traktor remix sets using the latest version of NI Traktor, focussing on NI stems and live remixing (in the remix decks).
As both are NI product experts we can expect to see Traktor in full effect
Elektron Grammofon is the latest undertaking of Elektron Music Machines, leading Swedish manufacturer of synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines. An Elektron Grammofon release is a 12” vinyl record, made by an artist using Elektron instruments.
The releases are limited to 300 physical copies. No digital version. All proceeds go to charity. The first release, featuring Plaid, will be available for purchase through the Elektron website shortly after the official launch event.
Native Instruments is a technology company that develops software and hardware for music production and DJ-ing. Responsable for some of the most significant technological break throughs in digital DJ-ing to date, Native instruments recently announced Stems; a new open source audio file format.
Stems version of Traktor launches in early Aug 2015.
'The Elektron gear has helped me realize new things about the relationships of parameters. I think it’s good to teach your brain to visualize something and hold it there. Like hearing a sound in your mind and holding it there while you twist knobs trying to find it. To be able to see the multitude of options so close together has helped me to see synthesis more clearly and to perceive the interaction of many parameters at once.' - John Frusciante