The Garage have recently announced a real coup for techno fans in the city. berghain legend Ben Klock will be playing an extended set on June 6th !!!
Ben Klock is a German techno DJ and producer who has released on labels such as BPitch Control, Ostgut Ton. He runs his own label Klockworks and often spins at the Berghain in Berlin.
Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. A resident at Berghain since its opening in 2004, he has been able to leave his mark on the club’s unique sound, in turn the special space influenced Klock’s approach as a DJ and producer as well.
Playing techno sets full of hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves, releasing records on Ostgut Ton and last but not least the aesthetics of his own label Klockworks (founded in 2006), have earned him an excellent international reputation over the last few years. Supported by stringent and enthralling tracks, remixes for such diverse artists as Kerri Chandler, Martyn or Depeche Mode, the revered debut album “One” on Ostgut Ton and his Berghain mix, Ben Klock’s name is synonymous with the vitalization of an essential definition of techno.
His music is free of crippling nostalgia and rather wins you over with consistency, tension, and dynamics and time and time again with a sensibility, one would usually expect from house music. In this vein, Klock pursues an unexacting fusion of quantum jumps and tradition – including effortless melodies or hook lines. Being able to harmonize this method of industrial austerity, natural musicality and an impressive physicality is Ben Klock’s great art and skill.
And of course his monthly marathon sets at Berghain that escort all what’s being said with pure sound and consistently motivate Ben Klock to skip the trapdoor called routine.
Abandon silence 5.4 is down to the last few tickets and they are only available through our website or in store:
Early Bird Tickets – £5 SOLD OUT
Standard Relase – £10 SOLD OUT
Final Release – £15 + BF
some words about Levon and his new album …
Levon Vincent’s self-titled record, which consists of 11 tracks spread across eight sides of vinyl, is a half-lit maze, an exploration of dance music at its most subterranean. But even as the record reinforces his reputation as one of techno’s most determined purists, it also suggests that his talents are more varied than perhaps anyone has given him credit for.
Vincent, a New Yorker now based in Berlin, has been making records since the early 2000s, but only in the past six or seven years has become a key figure in the underground. He’s a bit like techno’s own Fugazi: He has mentored up-and-coming artists, supporting them out of his own pocket, and he uploads vinyl rips of his own releases to SoulSeek. (In fact, the day before this album was to hit shops, he gave it away via WeTransfer.) His records, mostly self-released on his own Novel Sound label, may sell in modest numbers, perhaps a few thousand copies apiece, but sales are only a small part of the story. On YouTube, some of his tracks and DJ sets have been played hundreds of thousands of times. Those numbers might be surprising, even to his fans, given the monochromatic rigor of his music, its single-mindedness. His productions are radically austere and unusually somber—the color of an overcast sky, or a bruise.
Yousef presents CIRCUS : Easter Sunday
Arts Club – Liverpool
YOUSEF b2b Eats Everything
Dj Tennis. Kölsch (DJ Set)
BUTCH (DJ / Producer)
Matador – LIVE
Under No Illusion Recording’s present
David Glass (Music) Ki Creighton Artist PAGE
James Organ Itchy Newman
When Yousef first conceived the idea of Circus over a decade ago, he wanted to promote a party in his then hometown of Liverpool for somewhere he could play quality electronic music and have fun. And from its first bass-reverberating session, Circus has evolved into one of the best house and techno parties on the planet.
Circus has come a long way. What started off as a simple ‘house party’ in one small room has become a globally recognised club night of immense stature, reaching a decade of brilliant parties which inspire its audience and DJs alike. Circus has hosted pretty much every iconic figure of dance music; Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier (DJ sets & live), Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Adam Beyer, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Butch, Sasha, Seth Troxler, John Digweed, Aeroplane, Heidi, Dennis Ferrer, Magda, Heidi, Maya Jane Coles, Nick Curly, Tim Green, Raresh, Guy Gerber and many, many more have all contributed to the club’s illustrious history, whilst helping to set its future course.
Circus has enhanced Liverpool’s reputation as an epicentre for electronic music culture. Its revered status is augmented by the quality of its bookings and the loyalty of its crowd, crowned by the 10th anniversary celebrations in September 2012, and the series of X parties through the rest of the year. It’s a club whose founding ethos remains the same to this day: ‘serious music and fun times’. It’s also a club whom for each show gives a debut, introducing new talent to the city; Circus was the first to bring the likes of Loco Dice and Davide Squillace to the UK and among the first to champion now global stars like Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones, when they were unknown years ago.
The recognition has come quick and fast, winning UK Club Of The Year from the BBC and recently praised as Mixmag’s ‘number one’ night. The dance music press continues to universally respect and admire the club’s achievements, praising each new chapter. When BBC Radio 1 wanted to celebrate their epochal 500th Essential Mix DJ, Circus was their obvious choice to host the historical occasion. The event saw Ritchie Hawtin pitted side by side with Sasha, with Pete Tong holding court as Aeroplane made history, with Yousef of course taking centre stage.
As we gear up for our 15th birthday celebrations we’ve got one more club show to fit in at the Arts Club. In this next installment of shows at our spiritual home we welcome Chibuku debutants Amine Edge & Dance. Made famous for their great tracks and remixes, the duet was able to inject a stream of cool in the middle of the house music by creating their own style. An explosive style that combines the big bass of Funk and inspirations of Hip-House in the late ’80s, their Manchester show at the Albert Hall was an amazing show by all accounts and we’re very excited to see what they can do over in Liverpool. Joining them in the Loft will be UK chart topper Wilkinson of “Afterglow” fame and rising DnB star Dimension. Super early bird tickets are on sale now!
Chibuku Shake Shake
Saturday 7th March
Arts Club. Liverpool
Amine Edge & DANCE
Makes No Sense
Amine Edge Biography:
Amine Edge is known in France and in the rest of the world as one of the symbolic figures of the brand new “G House” movement. Basically called “Gangsta House”, the name of this movement comes from the special atmosphere this music just kicks away: here comes another vision of the House music, a stunning combination between Funk’s deep basses and inspired by the latest 80s Hip House movement.
Born in 1983 in South of France, Amine Edge discovers House music on his very early: at 13 he buys his first one vinyl and begins to play in clubs from the age of 16. His first single is released in 2007, from that day several EPs and mixes are following, which worth him numerous worldwide famous Dj’s support such as Solomun, Laurent Garnier or Carl Cox.