Flux London Launch Party. Gerd (Clone, NL), Phillip Lauer (Running Back, DE), Michelle Owen (Moodmusic, AU). Was On Friday, December 14th. @ The Sidings, 51-53 Southwark Street, SE1, 10pm - 6am
Gerd (Clone, NL)
Phillip Lauer (Running Back, DE)
Michelle Owen (Moodmusic, AU)
Jonny Cade (2020Vision)
Aartekt (Bad Animal)
After two unforgettable years in Leeds, which have seen Flux go from humble beginnings to developing a reputation of which we are very proud, we have decided it is time to begin a new chapter. We will be taking the big leap and putting on parties in the capital to showcase our sound to a wider audience. The Sidings Arches will play host to our Launch Party on Friday the 14th of December. Joining us will be legendary Dutchman, Gerd, the eclectic German, Phillip Lauer, and Flux favourite, Australia's premier Berliner, Michelle Owen.
Here's a little glimpse of the venue in our preview video:
Gert-Jan Bijl, aka Gerd, began his career in production back in the 80's, his first real breakthrough coming in 1991 when he was snapped up for a release on a house sub-label of Hawtin's Plus 8. He has since gone on gain a reputation for his variety and innovation, which have featured throughout a long career. Traces of jazz, Latin, funk and soul all wrap themselves around Gerd's house and techno beats, both in his own productions and those he selects to deploy when DJing or playing live around the world. It's that versatility and understanding of sound that have surely won Gerd fans including the respected likes of DJ Koze and Joris Voorn who have remixed his '1 In The Morning' and classic cut 'For Twelve Minutes She Danced With an Alien' recently, with well received results. We look forward to him making his Flux debut.
Phillip Lauer is a man with many guises, but the one thing that unites his various pseudonyms is a creativity and unwavering commitment to underground music that truly makes him a musician's musician. Perhaps his most infamous project was as part of deep house duo, Arto Mwambe. With releases on Output, Spectral, Sonar Kollektiv and home label Brontosaurus, tracks such as Une Seule Nuit have worked their way subtly into the collective house conscience. Lauer's most recent work has come as part of eclectic duo Tuff City Kids, and under his own name as Phillip Lauer. His solo album 'Phillips' was put out on infamous tastemaker Gerd Janson's label, Running Back. We look forward to witnessing this material first hand as part of his acclaimed live set.
Sydney-born Michelle Owen started DJ'ing in 1998, but waited some years finding her place in the scene before taking her first steps in production, finally seeing releases on Dirt Crew, Baker Street Recordings and Lost My Dog in 2010. Michelle has quickly gathered a large online following, and has become involved with Berlin label Moodmusic. Her first Moodmusic release, Perchance to Dream, earned her a wide range of plaudits, from Graeme Park to Moodymanc, and with Chez Damier on remix duties, and repeat performances ensuing at Panoramabar, it is clear that Michelle is on a rapid upwards trajectory. After her great performance on a memorable night for Flux at Holbeck Underground Ballroom in Leeds, we look forward to welcoming her back, this time to London.
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