Kerri Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s, making him one of house music’s originators. It’s actually been 25 years ago when he kick-started his long-since-dreamt-of Madhouse Records imprint with his seminal ‘Matrix – Get Out’ release (KCT 1000).
Happy b’day, CRUISE! Join us for the 1 year celebration of our open-minded, be-who-you-are, make-you-feel-good party series. Providing the perfect mixture of cutting edge techno, blissful house and some bits of ambient will be blistering techno producer Paula Temple, Avian label boss Shifted, Munich nightlife activist La Staab and mysterious DJ phenomenon Donna.
We’re joining forces with Munich’s endearing Summer hideout in South-Western France for a thrilling, hot-temperatured kick-off night. The Monticule Racing Team will set the exact right mood for the night, featuring Fez, Flo Scheuer and Yannic Bartel, correlating delightfully with the transcendental sounds of Asaf Samuel & Katzele of Tel Avivian label Malka Tuti, and tripped-out grooves from Cologne producer supremo Superpitcher.
“I was always fascinated by the musical spirit of Detroit. During my teenage years, Model 500 was already one of my favourite outfits hailing from the motorcity and I remember the day when I came home with the Deep Space LP and listend to it in full for the first time as if it was yesterday.
Skee Mask’s second album just came out this week. It’s a beautiful trip through different moods and tempos with a very personal sound. Thank you Skee for this masterpiece and thank you all for the great support so far!
– Zenker Brothers
This album is a foundational influence and inspiration for me. It was also one of the first records i ever bought, I remember that I found it at a flea market alongside my first Lenco turntable and listened to it hundreds of times in my adolescence.
At the dawn of the 1980s, Juan Atkins began recording what stands as perhaps the most influential body of work in the field of techno. Exploring his vision of a futuristic music which welded the more cosmic side of Parliament funk with rigid computer synth pop embodied by Kraftwerk, Atkins blurred his name behind aliases such as Cybotron, Model 500 and Infiniti, to release many classics of sublime Detroit techno.
Skee Mask’s endless search and fascination for fresh music channeled into his own vision of sound, drawing from techno, jungle, IDM and broken beat. Enjoy the ride through his second album, a detailed experimental universe of glitchy downtempo spheres and flourishing breakbeat soundscapes, interspersed with a delightful portion of jungle patterns and acid funk.
Avalon Emerson is from the desert. After cutting her teeth in San Francisco’s vibrant warehouse party scene, she currently lives in Berlin, while the music she produces still gets shaped by the dreamlike expanse and abstract textures of the Sonoran landscapes of Arizona.
With his self-titled debut album on Blackest Ever Black last year, Bristol-based DJ and producer Pessimist set an exclamation mark in both, the d&b and techno scene. Across ten ice-cold and avowedly futuristic tracks he seals his status as one of the most innovative producers at the moment, amalgamating exquisite monotone quality with deft rhythmical swerve.
Despite its overly high production quality, where every little bit of noice is placed at its perfect frequency/place this album has a very raw energy. It doesn’t try to be music for the dancefloor although it partly works very well at the right moment.
A true innovator in the pantheon of popular music, Kevin Saunderson recorded some of the most trailblazing techno to come out of the Motor City. His influence runs deep, through both adopted hometown of Detroit, and electronic music culture as a whole: as one of the Belleville Three, the high school trio which also includes Juan Atkins and Derrick May, he irreparably changed the face of electronic music; on his KMS imprint he put out a slew of genre-defining classics; and with Inner City, he gave it some of its most memorable tunes.