Wigflex Presents: Shed (live) & Al Tourettes (live) MCR 04/12
AL TOURETTES (LIVE)
MORRIS COWAN (LIVE)
Sound Control Basement
Manchester, M1 5NP
£6 EARLYBIRD TICKETS!
£8 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 20TH NOV!
Resident Advisor / Skiddle /
Eastern Bloc / Soup Kitchen / Font Fallowfield
Drawing from techno, dubstep, tek-haus, electronica hip-hop, glitch and everything in between, Wigflex defines itself through its elusive approach to categorising and its aggressive confidence in the power and raw talent of its artists’ abilities. The music created and championed by Wigflex is grimy and hard, minimal and poignant, always twisting and squirming out of your grasp and confounding your expectations. The artists we present here, at our final party of the year, are no exception!
SHED (Ostgut Ton/Wax)
As far as contemporary Berlin-based house and techno producers go, you don't get much better than René Pawlowitz. When he's not spending his time behind the counter at the city's legendary Hard Wax record store, he's busy conjuring up all manner of material in his studio, taking inspiration from classic Detroit and Berlin techno while infusing elements of hardcore, breakbeat, dubstep and ambient along the way.
His white label offerings as Wax and EQD have become essential selections for fans of rugged Teutonic techno, while he's also turned his hand to 140bpm bass music with his work as The Panamax Project. His latest album “The Traveller” was simply the most anticipated techno album of the year, and probably one of its best. It’s yet another pristine example of René Pawlowitz's dilated dance floor scope.
AL TOURETTES (Aus Music/Applepips) http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/altourettes
Al - real name Alec Storey - grew up on a diet of techno and electro, with his early productions exploring glitchy, technoid broken beat with a dancefloor-ready fervour. A turning point came in meeting dubstep legend Appleblim in their mutual stomping ground - Bristol - after which Al was gradually coaxed onto the Applepips roster, one future-rushing 12” at a time.
His recent releases have been a high point in the UK bass scene's prolonged flirtation with the house and techno gene pool; muscular, dark and impressively multilayered, his 2009 Applepips release, 'Dodgem/Sunken', seemed to belong to world of its own.
Al Tourettes - 'Silly name but F*ck it'. (myspace)
4 live sets under the banner of Wigflex for a real one off spectacular! Local talents Damu and Morris Cowan playing their own unique brands - Wigflex fellows Spam Chop and Bizmarc bringing it fresh - This is not to be missed!