With a run of releases on Livity Sound, Hotline Recordings, Berceuse Heroique and Hemlock Recordings, HODGE has quickly secured a unique position for himself in the UK’s new school. Sitting on the edge of the more dystopian borders of Techno, Hodge’s productions and DJ sets boast an unremitting sense of energy and excitement which cannot be missed.
STEFAN GOLDMANN began releasing stripped-down techno in the early 2000’s. After having appeared on Perlon, Classic and Innervisions with influential releases, he founded Macro in 2007 together with Finn Johannsen. The label’s artists include Elektro Guzzi, KUF, KiNK, Patrick Cowley and Oliver Ho (Raudive) with albums. rRoxymore, L’estasi Dell’oro, Anno Stamm and Vladimir Dubyshkin, among others, have contributed EPs. Stefan has entered the polls of RA and Groove Mag in several years, as a DJ, producer, remixer and with tracks such as ‘Sleepy Hollow‘, ‘Lunatic Fringe‘ and ‘The Maze‘.
Since 2006 Stefan has been playing at Berlin’s Panorama Bar. For the Berghain club he developed the Electroacoustic Salon events, writes a column for its program flyer and is a co-author of its book, ‘Berghain 10‘. He has performed at festivals such as Mutek, SXSW, Time Warp, Club To Club and f(t) in Berlin, which he curates. Touring regularly throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, he has also played at Macro label parties in Berlin, London, Paris, New York and Tokyo among other cities.
Yet Stefan’s artistic reach goes well beyond clubland. He has scored films, collaborated with ensembles, choreographers and visual artists and has written a book. His numerous special projects include site-specific performances at Kyoto’s iconic Honen-In Temple, Los Angeles’s LACMA museum and the CCK center in Buenos Aires.
Nancy Cheng is a DJ working in digital and vinyl mediums. She began her career in Los Angeles in the 90’s and continued advancing while living in Taiwan through the early 2000’s until relocating to Minneapolis where she has based herself since. Nancy maintains a particular place in the MPLS underground, collaborating with many other well-known DJs, as one of the few female artists who share her skills and sensibilities.