One half of German tech house heavyweight duo Super Flu will throw down atClub 77 onSaturday July 19. Super Flu released their second album Halle Saale at the back end of last year – it showcased their trademark playful and punchy take on tech house sounds, fusing quirky pop with more robust techno influences. Super Flu’s discography includes remixes of Cascandy, Dominik Eulberg and Format:B, while they’ve been reworked by heavyweight DJ Koze in recent times. They’re a hugely popular drawcard on the European club and festival circuit, and this author was lucky enough to be in attendance when the pair delivered the standout set of Berlin’s Fusion Festival in 2012, studded with their own productions. The duo’s reputation for putting on a rollicking DJ set is well deserved, and Sydney dancers can expect nothing less from the forthcoming show. Sydney favourites Jordan Deck and Marcotix head up the local lineup, with the beats commencing at 9pm and running ’til late.

Two veterans have teamed up for what shapes up as an intriguing album.Matt Radio SlaveEdwards andThomas Cagedbaby Gandey have been working together as Matom. Their collaboration began as a live project that was intended to celebrate the iconic Hansa Studio in Berlin, where the likes of Iggy Pop, Eno, Bowie and synth pioneers Tangerine Dream recorded. Following a few live performances together the pair felt compelled to record an album, Love Mistakes, which was made between Edwards’ Berlin studio and Gandey’s abode near Bordeaux. The album is apparently devoid of samples or MIDI usage and is instead driven by hardware like the Moog synthesiser and drum machines. We’re talkin’ proper old school analogue craftsmanship, it would seem. Love Mistakes will drop at the end of July on Carl Craig’s Planet E label. On paper, it’s an essential listen.

Léonard Perret, AKALe Loup (pictured), will spin at Club 77 on Saturday June 28. Learning his craft as a sound engineer student at the Institut SupОrieur des Techniques du Son in Paris, Perret notched up a release on the Wolf + Lamb imprint as a 20-year-old. Drawing inspiration from auteurs such as Theo Parrish and Moodymann – who doesn’t – Perret started his own vinyl-only record label, Hold Youth, in 2011 with Seuil. The two have released some of the most respected house music producers and also hold a residency at one of Paris’ premier underground hubs, the Rex Club. Perret has managed to build up an impressive production CV in his relatively short career, collaborating with Clement Meyer and remixing No Regular Play, Julietta and Joakim. He’ll be supported by a DJ lineup that includes Parisian producer and label ownerDyslate.

German house proponent Mathias Kaden will mix one disc of Cocoon’s annual ‘Ibiza’ compilation, with Popof helming the other. Kaden is a respected producer who dropped his debut album Studio 10 on Vakant back in ’09 and has notched up EPs on labels like Freude Am Tanzen and Desolat. He has also remixed some of the key figures in techno; namely Barem, Terrence Dixon, Onur Ozer and Wareika. Kaden’s sonic intuition extends to his DJing and he is held in high regard for his abilities behind the decks by dancers worldwide. Studio 10 follows on from Kaden’s Watergate mix of mid-last year with what looks to be a very strong tracklisting on paper, with Daniel Stefanik and John Tejada featuring, along with one of my favourite cuts of the year so far, Shonky’s remix of El Prevost’s ‘Allez Ally’. In the words of D.Ham, “Take a whiff of those free trade coffee beans” – you can do so when Cocoon Ibiza 2014 is released next week.

LOOKING DEEPER

Saturday June 21

Pfirter

Warehouse Party

Saturday June 28

Le Loup

Club 77

Saturday July 19

Super Flu

Club 77

Saturday August 2

Phil Smart

The Imperial

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