News Month: April 2012

Yes, you heard right! Tiga (pictured) and Damian Lazarus are teaming up to the rock the living daylights (or is it highlights?) out of the Works. The action happens on Friday, May 4th. It’s another installment of our ongoing Jackhammer Disco sessions and this one will be a stunner. On the bill are Tiga and Lazarus, of course, plus Light Year from Australia and prolific local deck techs, Sleazemore of Lights Down Low, Jason Kendig from Honey Soundsystem and Nolan Haener (Re:Body).

Both Tiga and Damian loom large over the landscape of dance music and have done since the early 2000s. They both emerged from the point where electro, in its early embodiment, dovetailed with the minimalist side of techno and house. Tiga was early in the game with the “Sunglasses At Night” classic that he threw together with Jori Hulkkonen. While Lazarus moved from a stint … Read more ›

No Way Back are back at the Works. No way, you say. Yes way, I say. The deadly duo of Conor and Solar are back on the decks in the Oddjob Loft at the Works on Thursday, April 26th. This time around they have teamed up with Public Works and brought out French jack of all genres Joakim for some hi-jinks and slamming tunes. Joakim is the mind behind the Tigersushi label, which has released some great music across a whole range of styles. This has included new material and classic gems by the likes of Maurice Fulton, E.S.G, Poni Hoax, Metro Area, and Terence Parker.

Add to this his work as a remixer, putting a magic touch to artists such as Tiga, Max Berlin, Air, Antena and Metronomy. On top of all his production, remixing and label running he also has a band, The Ectoplasmic Band, in which he works machines, … Read more ›

We mean that, and when you see the line up for the Public Access show on April 27th you will concur that there will be no fooling at all. This event comes courtesy of Public Works and the mysterious types at 120 Minutes. I’m not sure who he/she/they are for he/she/they are filled with secrets, intricacies, if not total inscrutability. I’ve heard rumors someone called Vergar Del Marquis is involved, but I just don’t know what to believe.

Regardless of what I believe though, you better believe this show is gonna rock your little cotton socks off and here’s a why; on the bill there’s Hype Williams (pictured and obviously not the guy who directed Belly, but a duet from Engerland who named themselves after him). Hype Williams are good, have rekkids on labels like Honest Jon’s Records, Hyperdub, and Hippos in Tanks, and you will like them … Read more ›

There’s not really a lot you can add to that when you think about it. Right? Jeff Mills is coming to Public Works on Saturday, April 21st. The three turntable wizard from Detroit who created and defined the bruising, minimalist sound of techno in the ’90s will show us what it’s all about I’m sure. Mills was a staple in Detroit from the early ’80s onwards and was renowned for his radio mixes as The Wizard where he blended hip-hop, disco, and any other form of dance music he could get his hands on. In the early ’90s he formed Underground Resistance with Mike Banks and they created, and oversaw the production of, Detroit sounds that ranged from blisteringly hard rave music to soulful garage. Mills moved out of the UR camp — though never officially left — first to New York then to Berlin to take up a … Read more ›