What’s on 20th/21st Feb

February 19, 2015 – Culture

Friday 20th

Clarian & Chymera & The Drifter at Opium Rooms10968543_805502612820690_8580988218792828223_n
Main Room:
  • Clarian
  • Support: Room 19
  • Chymera (Live)
  • Support: The Drifter

 Clarian combines the warm hum and factory grit of analog machinery, sequencers, and haunted strings, his tracks transport the listener into alternate states of mind. Some have described it as: “similar to an intensified cannabinoid induced state of sexual consciousness”. Laced in homemade beats and toxic hooks, Clarian is on the fringe between experimental house and pseudo pop, re-imagining tones into an addictive cocktail with his signature dance floor poetry.

The Drifter is Mark Flynn, an Irish producer, DJ and singer. After an upbringing dabbling in different musical persuits, from bands and choirs to folk and traditional, a love for electronic music was born from ventures into Dublin nightlife. The Drifter’s dj style, like his productions, definitely lean towards the hypnotic, melodic and emotive side of electronic music. No matter what genre he is playing. House, Techno, Disco. He learned his craft from hours of djing in bars and clubs and running clubnights. One such clubnight was Passion Beat, a night he ran in Berlin for over 3 years with his buddy Mano Le Tough. It gathered a loyal, steady following and quickly became known for it’s two residents and the guest artists they booked. His reputation as a dj has steadily grown and brought him all over Europe.

One of Clarian’s remix of Alex Niggemann – Abaton

The Drifter latest remix of Kurt Baggaley – Former Self


Weval (Live) [Kompakt] at Pygmalion

Support: Colin Perkins


Weval is a collaboration between two pals from the Netherlands – Harm Coolen (b. 1986) and Merijn Scholte Albers (b. 1989). Both Harm and Merijn got their start in the film industry, which is where they met in 2010. When they found out they shared the same love for creating electronic music, they decided to team up.

Kompakt is a record store, an international distributor, a record label and the home of the “Cologne sound”. Launched in 1998 by Wolfgang Voigt, Jurgen Paape and Michael Mayer upon the back of pre-existing labels Profan and Auftrieb, Kompakt soon developed its signature “Cologne Sound” – a mix of minimalism, melody, and melancholy, often with an underlying pop sensibility.

 Over the past seven years Kompakt’s inherent love of melody and emotion has seen the label embrace such seemingly disparate styles as ambient, minimal techno, tech-house, shuffle-tech, trance, and pop.

Kompakt releases have been charted by Sian, Marc Romboy, Oxia, Coyu, Jennifer Cardini, Fur Coat, Martin Eyerer, Dominik Eulberg, Michael Mayer, Adam Port, &ME,Wehbba, Jennifer Cardini, Rampa, Michael Mayer, Timo Maas, Fur Coat, Marc Romboy,Adam Port, Chloé, Ada, Dominik Eulberg, Martin Eyerer

One of his live edit : Weval – Something

Saturday 21st

Kerri Chandler at District 8

Kerri Chandler at District 8

Kerri ‘Kaoz’ Chandler one of deep house music’s originators, has been injecting soul into music since the early nineties. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri’s influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father being a respected deejay, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound (known also as “Garage” music).

If you think all house music sounds the same, has no soul and is just four to the floor, then I suggest you do some rethinking and check out Kerri Chandler’s latest releases and come to check him out on Saturday

His boiler room mix:

The Horrors (DJ Set) & Dan Shake at The Twisted Pepper

The Horrors dj set and Dan Shake

Room 1:
  • The Horrors (DJ Set)
  • Gib Cassidy (Girls Names / Elastic Witch)
Room 2:
  • Dan Shake (Mahogani Music / Black Acre)
  • Al Murphy (Loose Ends / POGO)
  • Ian Blake (Loose Ends / Malibu)

Dan Shake has achieved what no other has in over a decade. He has become the very first producer without a Detroit heritage or residency to land a release on Moodymann’s prestigious record label Mahogani Music.

Based in London, the former Leeds student secured the feat in a charmingly anachronistic fashion: having just watched Kenny Dixon Jr perform alongside the 3 Chairs at Dimensions Festival, Dan simply handed over a demo CD with a collection of unreleased tracks. Moodymann was hooked almost instantly, taking the first plunge on welcoming an outsider into his tight-knit crew of Detroit strong artists.

Dan Shake’s Boiler Room debuts

Gig forager: Charlotte Grenson