Panorama Bar: LEGOWELT / AVALON EMERSON B2B COURTESY / HUBIE DAVISON / GENERAL LUDD / GONSHER
Leisure System in Panorama Bar? Not as unusual as you might think. We’ve taken over both upstairs and downstairs for the last two summer anniversary parties, but on November 11th we will be playing music in Panorama Bar only, for the first time in eight years.
To celebrate we’ve invited Dutch musical polyglot and electro-jack magician Legowelt to play live, the Scottish strange house duo General Ludd for only their second Berlin outing, and the fantastic DJs Courtesy, of the Ectotherm crew in Copenhagen, and Avalon Emerson, who has addictive releases on the likes of Whities and schtum, to close out the night playing B2B. Joining them is Leisure System family member Hubie Davison, fresh off the release of his “someonelove/in_out” 12” on the label and LS resident Gonsher.
Available as 12″ hand-stamped, hand-numbered vinyl in all popular physical stores.
Release Date: September 30th, 2016
Hubie Davison returns to Leisure System with the vinyl-only someonelove/in_out 12″, his first official release since summer anthem “Sanctified” on Midland’s ReGraded imprint.
“someonelove” marks the first time Davison’s sampled his own voice for a hook – expect to hear his voice much more in future productions. On the B-side, “in_out” forgoes vocals entirely in favor of chunky, grooving machine-funk. It’s an addictive acid joint, with a title that reflects the spontaneous nature of the original recording.
The someonelove/in_out 12″ is hand-stamped, hand-numbered and limited to 200 copies. It is Davison’s third release on Leisure System, following 2013’s meditative I Won’t Be There EP and 2014’s storming Khayyam Grey EP.
Embracing our shared sensibilities for electronic music, we are happy to be joining the Clock Strikes 13 event series in London on November 5th at the Village Underground. We’ve together a stand-out lineup headlined by Detroit enigmas Dopplereffekt, who will perform a new A/V show for the occasion, with Alien Jams’ Chloe Frieda and Leisure System resident N>E>D on support. Special guest on the night is Andy Stott. Following the release of his fourth album earlier this year, a record which has seen the elusive Manchester producer move away from his formative darker sounds, we’re incredibly excited to have Stott with us on this line-up.
Panorama Bar: EGYPTIAN LOVER / PAUL WOOLFORD / MOXIE / N>E>D / BARKER Berghain: DJ DEEON / DANNY DAZE / LORY D / BASIC RHYTHM / GONSHER
After eight years of Leisure System’s residency at Berghain, you might think another birthday is no big deal. But for our 8th anniversary on July 8th – marking eight years and 28 Berlin parties of pure genreless madness – we put our heads together to come up with a ferocious, era-spanning lineup that should have us and everyone else on the dancefloor celebrating in true Leisure System style.
“Basic Rhythm was always intended to be fun to listen to, fun to dance to and fun to mix.” We agreed with that statement wholeheartedly after hearing this year’s Raw Trax LP, and so we’ve brought the former pirate radio DJ over for his debut performance under the Basic Rhythm name. He’ll play live in Berghain following the opening set from Leisure System resident Gonsher, and after that comes a trio of heavy-hitters downstairs: ghettotech pioneer and certified ass-shaker DJ Deeon, Italian techno hero Lory D, and eclectic selector and Miami bass maven Danny Daze.
For the thirty years he’s been making music, Egyptian Lover’s style has been frequently imitated and rarely replicated. A king of freak-funk, he’ll be highlighting the continued dancefloor impact of his electro classics and more in a hybrid live/DJ set in Panorama Bar. Also upstairs is a returning Leisure System favorite Paul Woolford, who balances the best of rave music across his various aliases. They’re joined by Moxie, a London staple with an addictive recurring show on NTS whose eclectic sets should be a perfect match for the summer vibes, while Leisure System co-founders N>E>D & Barker open and close the room.
We’re pretty excited to come to Hamburg again, this time in one of our favourite clubs, Uebel & Gefährlich!
We’re bringing with us the incredible skills of Objekt, joined by local hero and rock solid selector Helena Hauff, plus our boy Barker and the awesome F#X and Momo for what promises to be a rave to remember.
A2. Spectate (Max Cooper Remix)
B1. Comp Killer
B2. In Focus
Available as 12″ vinyl and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores.
Release Date: May 13th, 2016
On the heels of 2015’s hyperactive Longanimity EP on Leisure System and the recent Sense of Purpose LP via Bloc Records, JoeFarr returns to Leisure System with the Spectate EP, another tactile and punishing contribution to the ongoing GRIDLOCK series complete with an incredible remix from sound scientist Max Cooper.
Farr throws down heavy drum grooves on title track “Spectate,” with hi-hats and synth zaps creating malevolent movement around a blurry vocal sample. Teetering on the edge of total malfunction, it lurches and leaps in beguilingly twitchy ways. Max Cooper explodes the track on his remix, offering increasingly distorted sections that lure in the listener before shattering the structure. On the flip side, “Comp Killer” and “In Focus” are two slices of deliciously raw techno, featuring shuddering bass and searing melodies sure to split open any dance floor.
The fourth edition in Leisure System’s ongoing GRIDLOCK 12” series, the Spectate EP is yet another example of JoeFarr’s able hand at creating fierce, infectious, and irregular techno.
Life takes place in surround sound, and on April 8th, Leisure System does too. For our first party of 2016 at Berghain, we’re reconfiguring the Funktion-One system to 6.1, and have invited three phenomenal live acts to perform special sets in surround sound. Prepare to hear the Berghain like never before.
The artists are linked by their attitudes to pushing boundaries and challenging norms, with each having found a unique area of music to explore. Max Cooper’s emotive and rhythmically advanced productions have expanded what is acceptable on the dance floor, while Monolake is inventing new technology, needed to realise his simple but complex ideas. Aleksi Perälä creates music using entirely new scales, exposing new worlds of harmony.
Holding the night together as usual are your Leisure System resident DJs Barker, N>E>D, and Gonsher.
The physical edition of Rob Clouth’s latest EP has landed, looking as beautiful and futuristic as the music sounds.
Hidden Structures will be released on September 18th with a special edition 18 x 18 cm artwork limited to 50 pieces, consisting of a high resolution photographic print on Alu-Dibond behind transparent acrylic glass. High resolution download code included.