Steffi / Andrés / Fold – Panorama Bar Launch at Secret London Location – [LDN 5.5.13]

One for the London heads, falling across next weekend’s Bank Holiday celebrations comes the launch party for Steffi’s Panorama Bar 05 mix CD, officially dropping middle of May on Ostgut Ton. Our friends over at Broken n Uneven and Electric Minds are stepping up to give the cause a proper christening in London with their usual quality party stakes at the just-announced E1 location of Studio Spaces. It’s a well-earned reputation these guys boast for wicked events, no promoters we trust more.

Steffi needs no introduction. Not only one of Berlin’s top house and techno residents night in, night out, but as a label owner (everything on Dolly as a rule is good) and producer of her own accord she’s earned her place as a taste-maker and a definite queen of the scene. Third Side remains one of our favorite projects from a producer super-group, and if you’ve seen Steffi with them live or smashing a solo show you know you’re in for a good night when she’s selecting. The cut below is one of a very few to make repeat appearances in Awkward Movements Sessions.

That said, it’s the ‘special guest’ here that pushes things up a notch for us. Sharing headlining duties on the night is the one named Andrès, who we had the pleasure of working with across Chairman Kato’s Science & Romance release (AWK004) a few years back. The thing about Andrès on decks is that he can play anything. The man’s got an ear for near perfection in sets, going off vibes between soul, hip-hop, house, disco or anything else that the floor needs. A proper veteran of the scene – who else could have been released via Slum Village as well as Moodymann? – Andres is worthy of all praise, not only a don on decks but a nice guy and ambassador for his city and scene. His own imprint, La Vida dropped two plates last year that became collector’s items straight out the press.

Don’t miss the masterclass of Andrès spinning. Our man Timmy K will be shooting on the night, so check back for photos soon after.

Full details on the night and lineup below, link to the venue here:
RA event link for tickets and more details as they get released going up here:

via Resident Advisor

Before embarking on a Spring/Summer tour that makes stops at Parklife, Sonar, Lovebox, SMS and Dimensions Festival, electric minds will once again take over a bespoke space on Bank Holiday Sunday 5th May for Steffi’s Panorama Bar 05 mix CD launch party.

Being one of the Berlin nightclub’s most celebrated residents she will now follow in the footsteps of her peers Tama Sumo, Prosumer and Nick Hoppner to curate a much-anticipated studio mix for the infamous clubbing institution’s label Ostgut Ton. The Dutch-born DJ and producer has steadily built her reputation in House and Techno circles for silky and authentic Chicago House-tinged tracks whether it be the ubiquitous Yours from her debut album Yours & Mine in 2011 or more recent efforts on the Unified Fields LP with The Analogue Cops under their Third Side alias.

The mix CD is a snapshot of Steffi’s DJ sets as well as a testament to the sound she champions through her own productions and on releases via her label, Dolly. Led by warm, raw and jacking analogue House and Techno the compilation boasts exclusive material from luminaries such as Fred P, Juju & Jordash, Big Strick and long-time affiliate and fellow Dutch countryman, Dexter. On Panorama Bar 05 Steffi seamlessly changes the pace between stripped back efforts like Doze by electric minds favourite Endian to melodic Detroit-leaning Techno on Juan Two Five from one of 2012’s shining stars, Trevino, in a fashion that fans of her work have become accustomed to and newcomers can appreciate almost instantaneously.

Supporting her on the night will be the man who topped Resident Advisor, FACT and Little White Earbuds’ 2012 lists with his sumptuous Disco-inspired hit New For U, Andrés aka DJ Dez of Slum Village. The Detroit native has been dabbling with House and Disco offerings for some years, mainly on Moodymann’s KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints, but he recently took a giant leap with the launch of his La Vida label on which the aforementioned track was released so buckle up for a balanced blend of Disco, Funk and off-kilter House from the Motor City veteran.

Newcomer Fold appears for his debut set at electric minds after pricking up a few ears on his recent Slime EP for George FitzGerald’s ManMakeMusic imprint. Avoiding pastiche with unpretentious nods to the likes of Shed with its submersive dub-Techno basslines and crystal clear synths, it’s no surprise that he’s been snapped up by the electric minds label arm for an EP later this year and looks set to be a valuable addition to the UK’s growing Techno talent pool.

electric minds resident and founder Dolan Bergin will be on hand for one of his much-lauded sets and after recent outings at Panorama Bar, BLOC and Horizon Festival he will be pulling out some firm favourites and future classics to tide the electric minds faithful over until the night returns for its 8th Birthday in October.