Vaunted techno stable Perlon Records will notch up its 100th release in a few weeks’ time with a new EP from Polish techno DJ/producer, Margaret Dygas (pictured), entitled In Wood, That. Perlon was co-founded by Markus Nikolai and Thomas Franzmann – better known for his work under the Zip moniker – in 1997, and has released material from many of the foremost figures in the underground club realm over the years, including Ricardo Villalobos, Matt John, Dandy Jack, Thomas Melchior, Baby Ford, Cassy, Maayan Nidam, Tobias Freund, STL, Sammy Dee, Bruno Pronsato and of course Dygas. While many think of Dygas as a DJ first due to her long-running residency at Berlin institution Panorama Bar and her acclaimed podcasts for various online outlets, her production pedigree should not be overlooked by those with a penchant for minimal and ‘intellectual’ electronic sounds. The early word is that In Wood, That is a hypnotic, understated affair, hardly the grandiose celebration of the label bringing up a century of releases but befitting Perlon’s aversion to anything remotely self-aggrandising.
One of Sydney’s most respected electronic producers, Jamie Lloyd, will headline Soft & Slow at The Spice Cellar on Friday June 13. Lloyd established himself with his LP Trouble Within on the Future Classic label way back in ’06, which soon spawned a remix album, More Trouble, comprising reworks from the likes of Quarion, Brennan Green, Trickski, Soultourist and Sydney’s own Jimi Polar. These remixes boosted Lloyd’s stature on the international circuit, with the Quarion remix of ‘May I?’ featuring on Parisian selector Jennifer Cardini’s 2008 mix for Cologne imprint Kompakt Records. Lloyd released another album, Beware Of The Light, in ’09, which again attracted remixes from A-listers like Mark E, Jazzanova’s Alex Barck and Matthew Herbert. Joining Lloyd will be local selectors Cripps and Pink Lloyd, with entry $15 on the door.
Dutch producer Liron van Daalen, best known for his output as Kabale und Liebe, has finally released his debut artist album, Realitivity. Drawing his moniker from German dramaturge Schiller’s play, Daalen established himself as a producer of note with the internationally lauded single ‘Mumbling Yeah’ six years ago with Daniel Sanchez, a track that was memorably remixed by heavyweights Marco Carola and Loco Dice. Daalen followed that EP up with releases on Rush Hour, Souvenir, Rejected and Strictly Rhythm, though he never recaptured the brilliance of ‘Mumbling Yeah’. However, given his potential, Daalen’s tracks are always worth a listen from anyone with a penchant for house and techno.
Multi-faceted producer Lee Douglas will play Goodgod Small Club on Saturday June 7. In recent times, Douglas has been dabbling with analogue techno sounds through his An-i project, which he launched in February with his Kino-i EP. Rising alongside the cluster of DJs out of the ashes of the punk-infused disco movement in NYC over the past decade,Douglas has released on labels such as ESP Institute and DFA under various monikers; as Bad News with L.I.E.S. founder Ron Morelli, as The Stallions alongside Lovefingers and as TBD with Justin Vandervolgen, in addition to remixing the likes of Lauer and Massimiliano Pagliara.
On the subject of long weekend antics, there are plenty of alluring clubbing options, particularly on Sunday night, where you can either opt to see veteran A Guy Called Gerald in a warehouse or Audion, Hot Chip, Cosmin TRG, Henry Saiz and Guy J at Home Nightclub. Whichever way you choose, it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed.
Sunday June 8
Holeandcornerwith Audion, Cosmin TRG, Hot Chip DJs and more.
Friday June 13
Saturday June 21
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