FRIDAY JULY 8TH 2016 | 0:00
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.
Starting at midnight, tickets on the door.
- LSR018: JoeFarr – Spectate EP
LSR018: JoeFarr – Spectate EP
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.
Pre-order here: smarturl.it/hidden-structures
Limited to 50 units, these will go quick so don’t delay!
Leisure System is proud to announce our return to Dimensions Festival in Pula, Croatia with our very own stage! This year we’re bringing electro maestro Objekt whose critically acclaimed track “Ganzfeld” was voted Resident Advisor’s best track of 2014 to The Moat, along with Fabric and Rinse FM resident Daniel Avery. UK club music innovators Boddika and Lone will also be joining us as well as Discipline and Leisure System regular JoeFarr.
Tickets for Dimensions Festival are available here: http://www.dimensionsfestival.com/tickets/
Rob Clouth – Hidden Structures
1. The Smallest Measurable Space
2. Cracks in the Firmament
3. Thin Shell, Inner Void
4. The Galaxy Collapsed Into A Point
Available as limited physical edition and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores
Release Date: September 18th, 2015
Some structures never reveal their true identity: the Planck length, the centre of blackholes, the space beyond the firmament. There are whole universes we may never understand. But their definitions can change, the unknowable can become knowable, and the hidden can be revealed.
Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures EP simultaneously represents some of the hardest and most delicate work of his career. Inspired by the dance floor but not beholden to its demands, Hidden Structures is thirty minutes of mind-melting sonic explorations, fusing entrancing melodies with blistering percussion. The EP is a wholly self-contained journey, with waves of kinetic pleasure unveiled within the spacious sound design. Rob Clouth’s Hidden Structures are alternately restrained and fiery, welcoming and threatening. This is music for the sound of both creation and destruction.
Since the release of his Clockwork Atom EP on Leisure System in 2014, Rob Clouth has opened for Jon Hopkins and Squarepusher, played Leisure System parties at Berghain and Dimensions Festival, and the EP was named one of 2014’s best by Bleep.
On July 10th Leisure System will celebrate its 25th party at Berghain and Panorama Bar. Can you believe it’s already been seven years since the first party? Since that first bash Leisure System has hosted over 130 different acts, started a record label to further showcase our musical endeavors, and held parties in ten different countries.
With a residency at Fabric, a show on Rinse.FM, and a nearly unanimously-acclaimed debut album, there’s very little Daniel Avery can’t do. He’ll make his Berghain debut here with a set that should highlight his twisted tastes. Considered one of the most electric improvisers around, KiNK will bring his modular-based live set and hybrid house creations to Panorama Bar. Nathan Fake, the Border Community mainstay, will be playing his first live show in Berlin in nearly two years fresh off launching his Cambria Instruments imprint. Mysterious Chicagoans TB Arthur appear after a series of 12”s on Hard Wax and with a forthcoming release on their hometown Argot – expect the unexpected in what will be their world live debut.
After an instant-classic live set at Panorama Bar in 2014, Ceephax Acid Crew returns to LS with a set in Berghain where you can expect 140+ BPM machine madness. A founding member of the Livity Sound collective, Kowton‘s innovative approach to dance music mediates perfectly between functional and surprising. According to rumors, his name will soon be on a Leisure System release, too. Bay Area transplant Avalon Emerson will bring the hazy heatwave delirium upstairs, while techno titan Perc beats the cold metalwork into shape below.
It wouldn’t be a Leisure System party without its founders N>E>D and Barker, as well as label manager Gonsher.