A History Of Detroit with Scan 7 & John Heckle [LDN 31.3.12]

Kicking off a stunning fortnight of gigs in to and through the Easter break is a night at The Rhythm Factory, appropriately calling itself A History Of Detroit. Happening this Saturday (on 31.3 – which bizzarely is the area code of Detroit) you only have to look at the labels on the flyer (Tabernacle, Mathematics, Tresor, UR, Cratesavers) and the acts playing to know it’s serious business and best of all the event’s being headlined with a rare live performance from Scan 7. We’ve waxed poetical about the militant greatness that is Scan 7 several times over on these pages and now they’re en route to the UK to bring it with bells on. It’s our respect of this pivotal Detroit collective that led to their remix on Daojia’s Riego Street 12″, which is shipping out to stores this week. No doubt expectations are high for this night, and likely to be exceeded.

Check the video below from September last year playing at Tresor, below that a clip from Milano in 2010 and underneath that the press release, which gets it pretty spot on.

via Alta Ego

After being blown down by the reaction to our first night back in November which featured Subject Detroit Records’ own DJ Bone and Stephen Brown amongst others, we’ve been working hard on round two…without further ado, and are pleased to now have everything in place: March 31st 2012 will see us return to the Rhythm Factory to showcase none other than Detroit’s own SCAN 7. Underground to the point of masking their own identity with ninja masks during performances, Scan 7 have been a driving force in Detroit Techno for the past twenty years. Having cut their teeth on two of the biggest and most influential labels in the history of techno, UR and Tresor, their deep set pedigree is undeniable. 

Two timeless albums; “The Dark Territory” and “Resurfaced”, both on Tresor, set their name in stone, and have since gone on to release on Laurent Garnier’s F Communications, Wallshaker, and Cratesavers,

Their uncompromising live shows have become legendary in techno and are one of the main reasons they are held in the esteem that they are. In March this year we’re very pleased to say we’re bringing Scan 7 to London for a very rare, and very raw, live performance here in the UK.


Next up on the bill we have a welcome return for Liverpool wunderkind John Heckle on a residential basis. After absolutely torching room two back in November, John has continued his impeccable production form and will return in March, drum machine and a bag of records in hand, to weigh in on the main room goings on… http://www.johnheckle.com/

AHOD residents Tom Long and Larry Cavelle head up the remainder of a bill teeming with talent, all detailed below

Larry Cavelle [W.A.R.M.T.H.313 / Alta Ego]
Tom Long [Motor / Colour – Manchester]
George Lanham [The Zone / Technopodcast.com – Spain]
DJ Mourad [W.A.R.M.T.H.313 / Wallshaker – Sweden]
Darkmode [Biotech Recordings / Alta Ego]
D-Former [W.A.R.M.T.H.313 / Lo-Deep – France]
Alex Mason [Substance D / Alta Ego – Germany]
LoopRobber [L&R Electronic / Alta Ego – Scotland]
Hold it down [Manchester]

You can get tickets for about £12 through Resident Advisor, hopefully see you there.