We close out 2019 with a fitting cast of house and techno heavyweights. In Room One, we welcome back Kölsch, whose melody-powered house anthems have made him one of Kompakt’s key figures. He also runs his own label called IPSO, where he frequently collaborates with some of his closest peers. In recent years he’s become something of a regular fixture with us in Farringdon, championing his signature style of 4/4 through his killer late-night performances, as well as his excellent mix for our label series, fabric presents. He’s joined by a special guest who sits comfortably at electronic music’s top tier, details for which we’ll be dropping soon. Room One is finally rounded out by a lauded selector known for his deep collection of technoid house fusions, our founding resident Terry Francis.
In Room Two, we host a session of tough techno from some of the sound’s very best practitioners. Ostgut Ton champion Ryan Elliott returns, displaying the bag of deep four-to-the-floor records and surgical mixing prowess he regularly brings to both floors at Berlin’s storied Berghain/Panorama Bar club. He’s joined by Kangding Ray, the experimental artist whose work can be found on imprints like ara, Raster-Noton, and Stroboscopic Artefacts. The bill is completed by an artist whose driving approach to techno is now synonymous with our Room Two space, our resident Jay Clarke.