LS.33: Berlin @ Säule

Machine Woman (live)
Beckett b2 Konx-Om-Pax
Golden Medusa

The German UK bass producer Djrum has been building up his top-notch discography over the last years, releasing on labels such as 2nd drop, Illian Tape and R&S (Check out his outstanding, emotive release "Broken Glass Arch" from 2017). His signature sound beautifully blends dupstep, garage, techno, breaks and dub. Always powerful, percussive and grooving, Djrum will grace us with his incredible mixing skills for a peak time DJ set. 

The live act of the night is Russian, Berlin-based breakthrough act Machine Woman who has made a name for herself by consistently delivering experimental yet driving live performances with a mesmerizing, looping mix of House, Techno and Industrial influences. She's also known for her humorous track titles and a refreshing attitude towards dance music. Her most recent release on Technicolor includes her most successful track yet "Camille from OHM Makes Me Feel Loved". 

Also behind the decks: Leisure-resident N. Beckett who is teaming up with frequent LS-collaborator Konx-Om-Pax for a banging, ravey b2b set as well as newcomer Golden Medusa who is warming up the party.

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Sam Barker
LS.32: Berlin @ Säule

Barker (live)
Lanark Artefax (live)
Peder Mannerfelt
Skee Mask

It's been a strong year for Lanark Artefax: his recent 12" on Nic Tasker's Whities imprint had heads turning and ears opening wide, even Aphex Twin could'nt resist including the Glasgow-raised and based producer's dazzling, sublime, sleek yet breaks-heavy music in his sets. Still on the rise he's a perfect match to bring his now hypercomplex then dancefloor-friendly live set to Leisure System, and making his Berlin debut at the same time.

Skee Mask did not become one of the most exciting producers around overnight. Formerly known as SCNTST, he released his first record on Boysnoize Records at the age of 18, having been to a club only once – and hating it. After several more acclaimed EPs for the label, he opened a new chapter as Skee Mask in 2014 on the Munich-based Ilian Tape label. More incredible releases followed, and in 2016 he released his debut album ‘Shred’, which was widely acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year. Skee Mask manages to make music that is unique and instantly recognisable, while pulling in references from the entire spectrum of electronic music. Thios of course also goes for his DJ sets.

By contrast, Peder Mannerfelt is a veteran in the music world, having done everything from big-budget studio work to playing in bands, productions and collaborations as The Subliminal Kid and Roll The Dice, and most recently a series of groundbreaking electronic releases under his own name. Spurred on by Emptyset's Paul Purgas, who released his first record in years after hearing what Peder considered to be sketches of intro’s to proper tracks, Peder found new inspiration in simplicity. From his ‘The Swedish Congo Record’ – doing for Congolese music what Wendy Carlos did for Bach – to ‘Controlling Body’ (an album made entirely from samples) the inspiration just keeps flowing. Following up on several past guestings in Berghain and Kantine he'll make his debut in Säule tonight.

Barker will perform his first solo live set in 8 years, performing new material in the works. It's not a proper Leisure System without Beckett on decks, warming up the floor tonight.

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Sam Barker