UK techno stalwart Ben Sims will headline Chinese Laundry on Saturday October 26, ahead of a local lineup that fittingly includes local hard man Defined By Rhythm.
Sims has put out roughly 50 singles and EPs since the late ’90s and today co-hosts London’s Machine party with Kirk Degiorgio. Despite his prolific studio habits,Sims only released his debut LP, Smoke & Mirrors, in 2011 on Adam Beyer’sDrumcode label. The album featured guest spots from Chicago’sTyree Cooper and Detroit’sBlake Baxter, showcasing a mixture of “dubbed-out and grainy” and “warm and jacking” soundscapes. In addition to his production output, Sims is also the curator of the Theory label.
As with all gigs at Chinese Laundry, the usual advice applies – entry is cheaper before 10pm, and early arrival is also a good way of avoiding the queue.