DMX Krew comes to new East London venue Fold on Friday 30th November for an extended live set. The 24-hour club, which opened in Canning Town in mid August and boasts a 110db sound system, tells ravers from across the capital to expect “extended set times and obscure back to backs”.
This is sure to provide the perfect setting for the electro stalwart, whose immersive breaks and productions spanning acid, idm, synth pop and beyond have led to cult status and a 25-year career, with 18 releases on Aphex’s twins label Rephlex and, by his own estimation, upwards of 1,780 tracks produced since the early 90s.
Despite his disregard for genre boundaries within the electronic spectrum, DMX’s predominantly hardware produced sound remains distinctive; his recent releases, on Hypercolour, Super Rhythm Trax and his own Breakin’ Records explore the realms of the experimental; from downright funky techno, buzzing synth hooks, disco laced breakbeat and cosmic electro beats. His output may have increased exponentially since highly acclaimed LPs such as 2010 Wave Funk and 1998 Nu Romantix, but his tantalising ability to create timeless and emotive electro with a distinctive idiosyncratic flair remains as standout as ever.
On supporting duties with a UK exclusive are founding members of Copenhagen’s all female Apeiron Crew, Mama Snake and Solid Blake, whose hard hitting techno and strong technical ability have made them highly respected frontrunners of the Danish underground scene. Currently focusing their attention on solo projects, both women are making waves with their stellar electro sets and standout releases. Solid Blake’s debut solo E.P Mario offered a remix by the legendary DJ Stingray, and her inclusion in the highly acclaimed Modeselektion series has cemented her position as a scene heavyweight. The warm and fast paced sound’s of Mama Snake’s Ectotherm label have propelled her to some of the world’s most famous dance floors, including Berlin’s Berghain and Amsterdam’s De School; this likely to be a back to back to remember.
23-year-old Brighton producer and rising star Metrist rounds off the lineup with his alien like sound scapes and jaunty breaks; the up and comer described by Hardwax as a ‘dare to be different true techno explorer’.
With the East London underground scene becoming ever more restricted by council regulation, this electro showcase, 10pm – 6pm running time and standout sound-system comprises a very welcome occasion.