COUNTERWEIGHT w/ MANNI DEE & PHARA
● Manni Dee
(Perc Trax, Tresor Records/London)
(Planet Rhythm, Black Sun Records/Brussels)
● Marco H
● Gonzo MDF
Manni Dee’s techno smells something like burning rubber. Since 2013’s ‘Pareidolia’ EP, the London-based producer and DJ has been turning out breakneck warehouse fillers with an ear for the unsettled. He has become a repeat offender on Ali Wells fronted Perc Trax, culminating in the anarchic ‘Throbs Of Discontent’ EP. Manni has also seen releases on imprints such as Leyla and Osiris, petrol-fuelled offerings such as ‘Cameron On A Guillotine’ offset by skippier exploits, like the disjointed mechanics of ‘Romantic Self’.
As a DJ, he has performed at some of the world’s premier techno haunts, including the underground’s most public frontier, Berghain, and he’s also a regular at Tresor and Jaded at Corsica Studios.
Phara is a kid of the 90’s whose music breathes in industrial chaos and exhales warehouse vibes. With a sound so powerful, dense and direct his career took off by storm. With a full album as a debut release you can surely make some waves, and that’s exactly what happened. With the first ever LP to see the light on Black Sun Records, a label that kickstarted the careers of renowned artists such as Blawan and AnD, Phara gained immediate support around the globe.
But his “Next of Kin” release was only the start of more great things to come. With follow up releases on Pär Grindvik’s Stockholm Ltd. and Sonntag Morgen he gained an even wider audience and resulted in gigs at clubs, festivals and events in Belgium, France and Germany like Herrensauna, Voltage Festival, Ohm, Decadance and more.
The pregame and closing of the party will be served from the vinyl bags of Marco H and Gonzo MDF.