Friday, 10 August 2012


Mike Parker CLR podcast 123
.snd - FACT mix
Cassegrain - Smoke Machine podcast
Nick Craddock - Coming Home to Roost
Delta Funktionen - Inertia mix cd

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Posted Missing

It's been months since I last posted and it's been months since we last played; part of that was due to the fact that I felt like throwing in the towel and part of it was down to me having nothing to say.. or nothing that I could put into writing anyway.

But here we are.

It's two months since we had Eric Cloutier & John Osborn in Glasgow and it's been two months without a night in Glasgow breaking the mould.  In a 'techno' city, how many nights in the last 8 weeks have booked a techno artist?  infact, in the last 8 weeks, how many nights have booked someone that is fucking interesting?

Fucking zero.

We tried.  We got fucked about twice and we made mistakes. BUT, if you were at Sigha then you were at the best techno night in Glasgow this year.  Hopefully the video will be online again soon for anyone who disagrees.

Why wasn't the June party just as good? Well, we were up against Rockness & Jeff Mills at the sub.. but we still got in 150+ through the door and there wasn't a bad tune all night.  Which, normally, we would have been cool with.... but. and it's a big BUT.    Chambre69 had previously agreed to pay the DJ fees for both artists. However, 3 days before the gig they pulled out of this; we were told if we can't pay them, then we need to cancel.  This, understandably, left us a bit... fucked.  So the night went ahead and we did our best to make it work - we hope everyone had a good time and we appreciate everyone who made an effort to come down - we then had to cancel our bookings with Move D, Kassem Mosse & Donato Dozzy, leaving us absolutely gutted and looking like a bunch of fucking twats (tbf, we were for being so naive).  This is on top of our night with Kassem Mosse & Kowton being cancelled because Numbers wanted to put on a party; which we did without any fuss.

But fuck it right? Shit happens and it's part of the curve; we want to try and bring forward thinking and exciting techno artists to Glasgow (a city that enjoys a crowd of clubbers more intersted in taking drugs, looking cool and downloading the latest Richie Hawtin hair doo). So we will try?

Black Country Music Club.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Sigha at Wax Works

It's not often you get nights like this.

Cloutier & Osborn 09:06:12

There's less than 1 week left to get £5 tickets for our party on June 9th, they're available directly from Resident Advisor here - otherwise it's a tenner, which is still a bargain if you ask me.  Moving on from the sales pitch however, I thought I'd give you a fine selection of mixes from our future guests, a few of them were even 'mix of the day' on RA (if that kind thing does it for you).

Eric has a couple from the esteemed mnmlssgs series that are seriously worth checking out, plus, of course, the mix he recorded for us this time last year (where did it all go?), if you're new to Eric, fuck, even fi you're not, then seriously get these (back)on your iPod and get dancing.  Eric is one serious selector and something that we pride ourselves on is only booking guys who have top credentials on the decks - we don't give a fuck for how many sales you or your label has on beatport, so do one.

Over to John, we've got a sweet selection of his mixes from a pretty lowkey space in Berlin, called Panorama Bar - you might have heard of it.  Well, if he's spinning here then you know he has skillz, so please get listening and make sure you're down on the 9th as these are 2 of the best house/techno selectors around right now.

The party at Chambre69 is free entry before 10, but if you're daft for a party or a serious head then we'll see you down at The Old Hairdressers from 5pm.  £10 on the door, £5 advance.

Eric Cloutier mnmlssg mix 22
Eric Cloutier mnmlssgmix 44
Eric Cloutier Wax Works 01

Don't stop at these 3 though, every single mix from him is worth having on your iPod.  He Knows.

John Osborn @ Panorama Bar
John Osborn B2B w/ SCB @ Panorama Bar
John Osborn Get The Curse 162

Again, there's plenty more where these came from.

Enjoy the music, and we shall see you on the 9th for a party.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wax Works @ The Halt (4th June)

The weather in Glasgow has been pretty fucking sweet this week and it is hard not to let it go to your head, so we've decided to put on an all day party at one of our favourite pubs, 'The Halt Bar', on the 4th June.  Yes, this is a Monday, but it's also the bank holiday for the Jubilee - so your excuses are fucked. We'll be on the decks from 3pm and the tunes will continue on until midnight.  We hoping that a few of our friends can join us to spin some tunes, so expect to hear the likes of Dozzy, Kassem Mosse, Margaret Dygas & Ben Klock.... all played by us and our mates.

The party is free all day, the drink is generally pretty cheap (i.e £2.80 a Sailor Jerry) and if it's sunny we'll buy everyone an ice pole.

So it's:

Wax Works @ The Halt
3pm - 12am
free entry - free ice pole (weather dependent obvs)

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Wax Works Mix 07 - Deepbass

Mix 07 is here!  This time Glaswegian producer Deepbass has kindly provided us with just over an hour of futuristic, hypnotic techno.  The mix comes at a perfect time, as this bank holiday weekend sees Deepbass, who owns the record label informa records, making his first appearance at Wax Works.

This Sunday is the beginning of our free Sunday night techno parties in Max's bar / La Cheetah basement, where we'll be playing the best tunes about every other Sunday.  Kicking it off we have a monster line-up with the subclub's Animal Farm DJs, Ness & Deepbass.. Plus, we'll be spinning some tunes from 9pm in the bar upstairs.

I's free entry all night and this is how we intend on running all the parties we put on there, we'll also be bringing down the best residents from Glasgow's various club nights -  hopefully this is all the encouragement you need to forget about work on a Monday.   It's about time there was a techno party on a Sunday, know?

Anyways... check out the mix for an idea of what to expect on Sunday night, hopefully see you there.


* we'll have some tickets for sale on Sunday for our kinda secret party with Eric Cloutier & John Osborn - £10. Move fast.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Production Unit Tracklist

Hope you've all checked it out, sorry I'm late with the TL on this one.

1. Phone In Conversation - Open University recording
2. Takeshi Muto -
3. M. Sayyid - The Ills (acapella)
4. Ambivalence - The Apprentice
5. Andre Gurov feat Jupiter Jam, J.A.E. & Dj Handsdown - Lifetime Monologue
6. Sir Menelik aka Cyclops 4000 feat Kool Keith - Space Cadillac
7. Reflection - Flowers For The Moonlight
8. The 45 King - Red Alert
9. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
10. Alexander's Dark Band - Strange Man
11. Kaman Leung - Setup
12. Clipse feat Pharrell - Mr Mee Too (acapella)
13. Kaman Leung - Atonement (Production Unit edit)
14. Company Flow - The Fire In Which You Burn
15. Method Man - Release Yo' Delf (Prodigy remix)
16. Alexander's Dark Band - EH 400
17. Cage - 54 (acapella)
18. Iron K - Host
19. Actress - Credit Da Edit
20. Ludacris - The Potion
21. Ghislain Poirier - Cold As Hell (instrumental)
22. Divine Styler - Satan Dynasty Killa I
23. Clipse - Grindin' (instrumental)
24. Autechre - V-Proc
25. Coldcut feat Queen Latifah - Find A Way (acapella)
26. Missy Elliot feat Jay-Z - Wake Up
27. Modeselektor - In Loving Memory
28. Clipse - When The Last Time (acapella)

Again, massive thanks to Production Unit for this one. Mad skillz.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Wax Works Mix 06 - Production Unit

A bit later than I had planned, but here's the next instalment in our mix series. Something a little different this time as Glasgow's own Production Unit serves up an exclusive all vinyl hip hop mix - there's no tracklist for it, so feel free to help us out.

Check out what @ProUnit has to say below..

For those who don't know, can you give us a bit of background info on your history within the scene here in Glasgow and can you tell us how you came to be involved with the Broken20 label?

My first involvement with electronic music was when I joined The Marcia School For Girls during my first year at uni, after meeting Ruaridh TVO in my philosophy class. I'd played in an orchestra with his school friend. We met a few people through playing live with Marcia Blaine and occasionally DJing, but we didn't have much of an outlet for doing that really. Ruaridh and I started DJing at Numbers after meeting some of them through mutual friends and we played there for about five years or so, but we're no longer a part of that. I guess I'm a lot less involved with the Glasgow scene since then but it's not for lack of desire, it's just harder to find regular slots coming off the back of that.
Broken20 started when Highpoint Lowlife records folded. HPLL had released Marcia Blaine stuff and some TVO and Production Unit material, so they were our method of getting the music out there. When that opportunity lapsed Ruaridh took the leap of starting a label. Erstlaub and I contribute, he doing the design and me contributing the written words, plus we both take an active role in A&R chat and the like; we've also started a tape sub-label called Broken60 where I take the lead and the other two help me out.

You have a couple of EPs due for release very soon. Can you tell us a bit more about the releases and when we can expect to see them for sale?

I'll have a free EP for in late March, then a Broken20 EP shortly after that. Both are all done and ready to go. The former is called 'Bridge EP' because it's a link to some of the dubstep-influenced stuff I did with Highpoint Lowlife and the more 4/4 sound I've been progressing since then, really a chance for me to document where my head's been at since 'Ghost Tracks' on HPLL. The latter is called 'ICU Tracks' and it's much more stark, the sound of hospital machines made into bleepy techno. It'll have remixes from Perc and Paul Purgas from Emptyset so I'm hoping it'll catch people's attention. It's very bare-sounding but a lot of the sounds hold a very specific emotional resonance for me so I'm hoping people connect with that side of it.
After that I'll be releasing an album on Broken60 in summer-ish entitled 'There Are No Shortcuts In A Grid System', which will be the first Production Unit album I've done (though I've previously released one solo ambient album as Dirty Hope) and I'm really focussed on the idea of it cohering as an album. Stylistically it'll mostly be quite slow, from 0 to 104 bpm, taking in queasy ambience, downtempo abstract beats and mongy house styles. It's half-written and from that half I'm incredibly excited about how it might pan out because it's the best stuff I've ever done.
After that I'm planning another split release on B60 shortly after that, with the mysterious DJ Votive on the flip, on entirely another tip. The sketch at the moment for my side is jerky 2000-era Timbaland beats with Mark Fell-style shards of melody and weird RnB vocals that are actually secret cover versions, and it'll be on more of a beat tape schtick, so short tracks but lots of them.

Genre-wise that's a total mixed bag but I've reconciled myself to the fact that I'm a person trying to enjoy and express myself through music rather than a homogeneous product to be marketed, bought and sold. I used to obsess about finding my niche in production, settling on a single sound that defined me, but that was totally misguided. I'm now ultra-happy if I'm a skittish artist, just as I'm happy to find value in a load of different styles of music. What matters is going to bed feeling like I spent my day productively, and what doesn't matter is, well, everything else.

The mix you have recorded for us is a hip hop mix, all on vinyl, so I'm assuming that it is a major influence on you musically - have you ever produced/released any hip hop records and if not is it something you would like to do?

The reason I did a hip hop mix was because I know you guys are big into your vinyl and hip hop is the one genre where I feel I have an extensive enough collection to do myself justice solely using wax. I rarely play such genre-tied sets and hopefully my previous mixes illustrate that, but a lot of my collection in other genres is digital. I'm not a vinyl purist by any means - what matters is the bread, and the skill of the baker, not the oven - but it was fun to do.
Hip hop is a massive influence on me though. I've been consistently listening to it more than any other genre and I find it has major staying power compared to more uptempo styles that seem to age overnight. Hip hop and dub really strike me as music that works well in album format, something that's become more interesting to me as my listening habits move from chucking records randomly on decks to checking stuff on the kitchen stereo while I do crazy things like washing the dishes. It's an old man ting.

I've done some records that could be called instrumental hip hop, like the track I had on Stuff Records' first EP, or 'Ruskoline Monster' from the HPLL comp 'Some Paths Lead Back Again' and the track 'Dem Sirens' from the HPLL 'Half Of A Hole' EP I did. I often put a wee vocal sample from, say, Wu Tang or Public Enemy in those type of productions to add the hip hop flavour, though sometimes I just pitch my voice about from a rhyme I've made so I can get exactly the thing I want, like on the Stuff record. I would in some ways love to work with some MCs on vocal hip hop but I think I'll just stick with that home-made tactic. It's less hassle and allows me to hide behind a raft of effects whilst covertly fluffing my ego as the star of the show.

How, when, where etc was the mix recorded? Can you give us an insight into your approach to studio mixes and do you always play on vinyl?

The mix was recorded in my converted attic which I use for my studio.
I usually fanatically plan out my mixes and it frustrates me when I hear someone say "I just get my twenty best tunes and play the hardest ones at the end". I'm much more involved normally, with a rigidly set order of tracks and set points at which things happen within tracks, plus everything would normally be mixed by key as well as bpm. I index my records by bpm and key, because I'm a total geek. It literally takes me weeks to plan a mix.
I veer away from Ableton mixes though. They're a bit like an acrobat walking the high wire two feet off the ground. The idea that it might all go wrong at any minute, and that the DJ's skill is all that is stopping that from happening, remains paramount for me, so I generally mix on decks using Torq and use three decks to include acapellas and spoken word as well. I want to provide all the sonic elements that an Ableton mix can provide, but to do so from raw materials.
On this mix I cut loose a little bit and just hit record to see what'd happen. It's a bit more like the sort of set I might play out whereas my normal mixtapes are hyper-constructed as a listening experience, for want of a better phrase, but my intention in a pub/club is always to still bring forward some of that mixtape aspect where things are blended harmonically as well as rhythmically and there's a pervading sense of an architecture about it. Hopefully I've gone part of the way to achieving that.
If there's one thing I'd like to change about the mix it's that I don't have a third deck so there are a couple of point where acapellas sit on their own. That really put the pressure on to get the next beat in quickly! I just about managed it. Ideally I'd have acapellas on a CDJ and keep it all seamless.

Finally, what can we expect from yourself and the rest of the Broken20 crew this year?

Well, as I said there's the 'Bridge EP', 'ICU Tracks', the Broken60 album and another split album, plus I plan a monster podcast to show off all my various DJing hats as well. That'll take me up to at least summer and I'll take it from there.
Broken20 leads off with 'ICU Tracks', then we'll have an album of intense dark ambience from Penalune. Erstlaub's 'Marconi's Requiem' will follow that - more immersive drone from, for me, one of the masters of the sound - and then back to the beats with Mick Finesse who's just done a record for Perc Trax.
Broken60 started the year with our first release, some murky beats from 10-20 on the album 'Magnet Marsh' that have been incredibly well received. The second release with be TVO's 'Red Night', the first in a planned trilogy of William Burrough-inspired albums, and after that there'll be B20_02.5 that will be one side of TVO dancefloor interpretations and one side of remixes from an amazing producer who I can't quite believe we've bagged. B60_03 and __04 are as mentioned above. I'm thinking about making some fake pirate radio tapes for the latter part of the year, maybe rave, jungle or 2step, featuring all original productions, but we'll see how that works out.

Hope you all enjoy the mix.



Thursday, 1 March 2012

In March

For anyone who read this last year you'll know that I used to write up about what's happening in Glasgow over the coming weeks, but I didn't think it was too much use with the Slam Board, Resident Advisor & Facebook. But after giving it some thought and with the Slam Board closed, I guess a monthly post with what we think are the best parties/nights to go to could be pretty useful.

So here's the finest that Glasgow has to offer in March:

March 2nd - Four Tet @ Numbers

I can't really give any insight into Four Tet if I'm honest, the only stuff I've checked out have been the Burial collabs, but most of my mates are heading down for this one and they have stellar taste.. so I'll trust their judgement. It's Numbers though, so get the back packs & hats oot and bedown early as it'll probably be a sell out.

March 3rd - Sigha @ Wax Works

The first Wax Works of 2012 at our new home Chambre69, it's free entry before 12pm and the after party is only a fiver. Sigha will be playing1-3, and if you don't know what to expect you should check out his mnml ssg mix here. Bake from Glasgow's All Caps crew will be on the warm up and youshould check out his Boiler Room mix if you're not familiar with him.

March 9th - Basic Soul Unit Live @ Tribute

The canadian producer is in Glasgow to debut his new live performance. If you're reading this blog then you should definitely be aware of this guy, a highly skilled producer who has such a varied out put, but always delivers the goods. A top artist in a club that holds about 100 people.. nuff said.

March 10th Kyle Hall @ Deadly Rhythm

The wunder-kid producer turned superstar, who, according to internet forums, has so far failed to live up to the hype when he turns his hand tothe 1210's is back in Glasgow. He'll be dropping some excellent tunes on Chambre's F1 system from half past 1 onwards, before him you have the DR residents & Moxie.

March 17th - Skudge @ Animal Farm vs Subculture

Animal Farm are back at Subcultre, this time they're bringing Swedish analogue masters 'Skudge' - Their tracks have been cained by just about every house & techno DJ worth their salt and their live sets have been receiving nothing but praise online. Miss this at your peril.

March 24th - Cosmin TRG @ EQTV

Following on from their nights with Scuba & Huxley, EQTV bring Cosmin TRG back to Glasgow, he'll be playing @ Chambre69. An essential night out for anyone into their house/techno, check out his releases on 50 weapons for proof.

March 31st - Mike Dehnert @ La Cheetah

Finishing off what is an absolutely stellar month for techno and house in Glasgow is Fachwerk's Mike Dehnert, celebrating the Fachwerk25 release with a special tour, the top dog from the label will be bringing his trademark,punshing basement techno to La Cheetah.

Have a good one.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Sigha mnml ssgs mix

Here's a link to Sigha's excellent mnmlssgs mix to get you in the mood for his set at Wax Works this weekend, he'll be playing 1am - 3am and if you're in before midnight it's free.


1 - The End Of All Existence - Nowhere To Run (End Of All Existence)
2 - Psychological Scene Of The Imagination (Milton Bradley Remix) - Giorgio Gigli & Obtane (Zooloft)
3 - No Politic - The Gods Planet (The Gods Planet)
4 - Early Morning Lights (Marcel Dettmann Remix) - Sigha (Our Circula Sound)
5 - Cotton (Sigha Remix) - Cassegrain (forthcoming Mikrowave)
6 - Over The Edge - Sigha (Our Circula Sound)
7 - GT (James Ruskin Remix) - Planetary Assault Systems (Mote Evolver)
8 - Discipline - Silent Servant (Sandwell District)
9 - Finding Myself - Sigha (Unreleased)
10 - Reality Or Nothing (Silent Servant Mix) (RSB)
11 - Deep Blue Meanies (Robert Hood's Sci-Fi Mix) - Juju & Jordash (Dekmantel)
12 - Loneliness - Sigha (Unreleased)
> Light Swells (In A Distant Space) - Sigha (Hotflush)
13 - Interior - O/V/R (Blueprint)
14 - Losing My Faith - Sigha (forthcoming Blueprint)
15 - Closed TimeLike Curve (Marcel Dettmann remix) - Traversable Wormhole (CLR)
16 - Cleanser - Shifted (Forthcoming Our Circula Sound)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

DJ Skirt Tracklist

rrose - white/drip - sandwell district
samuli kemppi - metal space - komisch
mike parker - wanderer - labrynth
lucy & ercolino - so the nothing grows stronger (dadub remix) - stroboscopic artefacts
kalon - man is the superior animal - sandwell district
regis - blood witness - blackest ever black
sleeparchive - ronan point two - tresor
function - descending - sandwell district
regis - speak to me - downwards
ch - signal laboratories (8003 lucerne) - scale 1 - sandwell district
surgeon - the power of doubt - dynamic tension
AnD - untitled - horizontal ground
stanislav tolkachev - yes, today - pojhola
silent servant - the self - sandwell district
o/v/r - descending the left corner - blueprint
the fabulous sandra electronics - cubs do your best - downwards

listen again

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wax Works w/ Sigha & Bake

Well the cat has most definitely been out of the bag for a while now, although I’ve failed to post up on here about it, but we’re pleased to tell you all that Sigha will be playing the first Wax Works party of 2012, on March 3rd. This will be his first gig north of the border, our first party in ages and you’re getting free entry before 12. What else can you want? You can get tae if you aren’t down.

Supporting Sigha on the night will be Bake from Glasgow’s All Caps crew and someone from the Wax Works camp.

Plus, after the club is shut we’ll be putting on an after party for anyone who wants to keep going until the early morning.

IF that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite then hopefully you’ll be into our guests for April, when we’ll be playing host to the talents of Kowton, Kassem Mosse & TVO

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

DJ Skirt - Wax Works Mix 05

The next Wax Works mix is here and this time it's coming straight outa Birmingham, from Horizontal Ground's DJ Skirt. Skirt first came to my attention with her record Horizontal Ground 07 and with her being the first artist on the label not to be anonymous it made things slightly easier when looking to get in touch. Unfortunately we weren't the only ones after a mix and as such it has taken about 1 year to finally get it, but it was most definitely worth the wait.

Skirt has delivered an absolutely quality mix that is 1 hour of raw, purist techno that just makes you want to go out - there's no boring mechanical perfection here, no overkill effects, just proper good tunes. I love the fact that you can hear the vinyl going slightly out and back in, I think it really adds to the vibe & tension of the set, coupled with the tune selection and the fact she drops 'speak to me', it's just superb.

In a nut shell, this is a serious fucking techno mix. All on vinyl and representing Birmingham.
essential then.


To keep up to date with what Skirt is up to, follow her on twitter

tracklist to follow.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Wax Works @ Loop

This Friday (20th) we'll be making our first appearance at Loop and our first appearance at The Brunswick. It is only £4 on the door, but it's only on until 2 so get down early doors to make the most of it..

If you can't make it then there will be an online stream of the night, I'll update the blog with the details when I have them.

I'll post the set times with it too.

See you Friday then


Set times are

Neill Murphy 10-11
Jamie Knox 11-12
Wax Works 12-2

You can stream the whole thing here

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Juho Kusti - Tracklist

Here's the TL for mix 04:

1. Cio D´or - Wasserkraft - Prologue
2. Ventress - Untitled - Avian
3. Tacito - Lession (Giorgio Gigli Remix) - Micropunto Schallplatten
4. Mono Junk - Channel B - Styrax Leaves
5. Markus Suckut - Strength - SCKT
6. Session Restore - Warsaw Avenue (Markus Suckut Reconstruction) - Rauh
7. Unbalance - Legacy - Unbalance
8. Conrad Van Orton - Shattered - Key Records
9. Traversable Wormhole - Worldline - Traversable Wormhole
10. Jeff Mills - The Clairvoyant - Purpose Maker
11. Schatrax - Cartoon Motorway - Schatrax
12. Conceiled Project - Pattern 4 - SVEK
13. Rossella - Burning - Aimersse
14. Klockworks - Voyage One - Klockworks
15. Regis - Blood Witness - Blackest Ever Black
16. Roman Lindau - Sub Suggestion - Fachwerk
17. Aiken - Trust Ourselves - Semantica
18. Donato Dozzy - Eldera - Railyard Recordings
19. Powell - 09 (Karl O´Connor Remix) - Diagonal

Listen again here

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Juho Kusti - Wax Works Mix 04

Here is the very first Wax Works mix of 2012, this time the tunes are brought to you by Finnish DJ Juho Kusti. Juho featured on the blog before with his excellent 'Technofunk' mix and it was that mix which prompted me to ask him if he could contribute to our mix series, fortunately for you he was happy to oblige. The mix is 70 minutes of seamlessly mixed techno, all on vinyl - The tracklist will be posted up soon, so you'll have to listen without any preconceptions for now.


Juho's RA page

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Stasis is death?

2012 has only just begun, but this weekend sees 2 of techno's biggest names playing the subclub. Function and Regis bring their Sandwell District live act to Glasgow again (fingers crossed Function makes it into the country this time) for the very first Animal Farm party of this year and what a party it will be.

There is absolutely no doubting the quality of the 2 artists, when Regis played here in July the recording of his set got mix of the day at Resident Advisor and it is still one of our most popular blog posts, their debut album sold out almost instantly a year ago and goes for silly money on Discogs, Regis' 3 x CD collection of his works sold out before any of us even saw it for sale and with news of an album in 2012 from Function - the hype surrounding them is huge, yet they manage to deliver every time and still maintain their credibility while doing so.

However, the big news surrounding them is that the label is no more - 'stasis is death' apparently. Personally, I think it was a matter of 'when' rather than 'if' they would end SD as a label, but the timing of it has surprised me - it was only in July last year when I put forward the idea of it finishing to Regis and he was quick to dismiss it, but perhaps phase3 didn't carry the same weight as phase 1 or 2. Certainly, towards the end of the year they were releasing music a lot more frequently and with a couple of their EPs being nothing other than standard techno, perhaps they were just another label going through the motions.

You can add to that the more abstract projects from Bob Ostertag & Yves De Mey, which will have certainly appealed to the purist of Sandwell fans, but would have definitely split opinion amongst the more casual techno fan. But, as always with Sandwell, details on their plans will be scarce and everyone will be left to form their own ideas and opinions on what will happen next - but instead of pondering what will happen to techno's most influential label & collective, why not celebrate? Considering it's only a fiver before 12 it would be pretty rude not to. A fiver to celebrate the brief yet distinguished reign of Sandwell District, the first Animal Farm party of 2012 and one of those rare occasions where you can hear techno in the Sub Club. Bargain.