Insanely happy to announce our forthcoming showcase, this time in collaboration with our friends of Urban Mutations. If you followed this site for a bit in 2013, you will be aware that one of our favourite discoveries this year is Geneva-based Danse Noire, without doubt one of the most exciting new labels around (we're not the only ones who are intrigued).
On Saturday, November 16, one of Kreuzberg's finest venues, Chesters, we'll host a night that will feature performances of label founder Aïsha Devi as well as Danse Noire alumnus Vaghe Stelle aka Turin-based producer Daniele Mana, plus a special guest appearance by the great Lorenzo Senni, performing under his Stargate guise. Back in April and May, when we first wrote about the Danse Noire roster, we said that Mana's Out of Body EP "one of the most accomplished and compelling instances of deranged dancefloor deviations that we've come across lately", while Devi's work amounts to "finest broken avant-garde pop tropes" of 2013 – and now, in October, both EPs have lost nothing of their initial impact on our daily listening habits.
So come down to Chesters next month for a night that should become on of this year's finest for anyone who's interested in deliberately challenging, left-field electronic music.
In anticipation of the event, Danse Noire have made us an exclusive mix in order to showcase some of the stuff you might expect. Take a listen below.