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Retroflex: Lawrie Immersion

Retroflex: Lawrie Immersion

RETROFLEX can now reveal the third artist joining BILLY NASTY & Holland’s DJ MISJAH for our massive warehouse event on Saturday 16th July!! This man was integral to London’s techno revolution in the 90’s – responsible for the legendary IMMERSION soundsystem that passed into folklore. The tales of living and making tunes on his ROUTEMASTER bus (that inspired the label of the same name) are well known, and today he runs one of the finest mastering rooms in the land at CURVE PUSHER, connected daily to the furthering of the vinyl industry.

This icon’s history in the music business spans 30 years, starting out in punk bands at the age of 14. He played across a multitude of genres and some time later learned his trade as a front of house sound engineer while building up his 1st soundsystem. Eventually he started running underground parties through London and Europe and then set up two of the era’s most groundbreaking record labels: ROUTEMASTER followed by POUNDING GROOVES.

As a recording artist, he has released hundreds of records under different aliases, most notably: ‘TECHNO SLUT’, ‘PURGE’, ‘STAY HARD – STAY UP FOREVER’, ‘FUK IT, I’M A DRUG BUCKET’, ‘MY NAME IS ACID’ and many more. In collaboration with some of London’s finest he teamed up to form acts such as: LOCHI, KEKTEX, SARCOBLAST and PIG SNORTER, producing warehouse blasting hits including: ‘LONDON ACID CITY’, ‘NEW WAVE OF ACID TECHNO’, ‘VOTE TECHNO PARTY’, ‘INNER CITY JUNKIES’ and ‘MY 909’S GOT A PICTURE OF CHRIS LIBERATOR ON IT’ amongst other classics. Plus his POUNDING GROOVES alias became a worldwide phenomenon within the techno fraternity, releasing records with labels such as: CLR, HYDRAULIX and BILLY NASTY’S TORTURED.

Presently this artist runs one of the most highly respected cutting rooms in the UK, and his mastering techniques are world-renowned. CURVE PUSHER sets the standard and helps to keep the vinyl industry alive today, and alongside DJ MISJAH who runs 24 MASTERING in Holland, we have two of the most talented mastering engineers in Europe, both under one roof on July 16th, showcasing their skills with pure vinyl sets of classic 90’s acid & techno.

Party people make some noise for a super rare performance from: LAWRIE IMMERSION!!!

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Retroflex: Billy Nasty

Retroflex: Billy Nasty

RETROFLEX can now reveal the second artist for our mammoth event on Saturday 16th July! This guest is a true vinyl crusader, from early beginnings as a rare groove and funk DJ, through forays into acid house and then working at legendary record shop ZOOM, show-stopping sets at every major techno club & festival around the world, record production and label management, plus previously running one of London’s most well loved techno club nights.

Today he still supports the vinyl scene with his Brighton record shop ‘THE VINYL CURTAIN’, and continues to light up dancefloors at some of the most prestigious events and infamous clubs around the world dropping twelve inch bombs. He is a massive contributor to the history of the dance scene and is quite simply a legend.

With a trusty box of records he mixed the inaugural volume of the seminal ‘JOURNEYS BY DJ’S’ series, gaining him entry into the Guinness Book Of Records for being the first DJ to produce a commercially available mix CD.

Over more than 25 years he has cemented himself into DJ history with his tireless commitment to touring his sound around the globe, showcasing his relentless DJ sets and building his two universally recognised labels: TORTURED and ELECTRIX. Also his London based club night ‘OPEN TO TORTURE ‘at the world famous but now defunct ‘THE END’ club featured some of the best techno DJ’s and acts in the world at the time, gaining him international recognition as a club promoter.

His own productions have always caused waves under different guises including SHI-TAKE (with Dave Wesson) or VINYL BLAIR (with Chemical Brothers engineer Steve Dub), and more recently his partnership with Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man) as RADIONASTY has received universal acclaim from the dance scene for slick productions and bombastic beats.

While currently keeping his eye firmly on the future of techno, his sets during the 1990’s at events such as Final Frontier, Tribal Gathering, Dance Valley, The Drum Club and Strutt will always remain in the hearts of the techno faithful as some of the most pioneering at the time. He has very kindly agreed to join us at RETROFLEX for a special set to relive this golden era for our all 90’s, all vinyl party, and we’re sure he’s going to tear the dancefloor up in his inimitable style that gained him global recognition over all these years.

Party people please welcome: BILLY NASTY!!!

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Retroflex:  DJ Misjah

Retroflex: DJ Misjah


There is a massive buzz after announcing our first exclusive international guest for RETROFLEX on July 16th!! DJ MISJAH from X-TRAX HOLLAND will be tearing apart the dancefloor at our all 90’s all vinyl party with a special three turntable set!! Amongst his many numerous dancefloor killers Misjah released during that era, “ACCESS” was the most revered and still causes shockwaves when it is dropped at warehouses, clubs and festivals today.

Come and witness this living legend perform one of his world famous sets – it will be his first appearance in the capital for almost a decade! A quarter of the 2nd release tickets are now sold, grab yourself a bargain from 909London or Resident Advisor before we go up to the next price tier. This event will be sure to sell out so please purchase early to avoid disappointment and join us to celebrate the classic acid & techno tracks of the golden era of the 1990’s in an electrifying London warehouse – this will be one event you will not want to miss!!

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London Underground United Announcement: Miss Djax

Miss Djax

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**NEWSFLASH** We have just had word that MISS DJAX will now be performing a live show at LONDON UNDERGROUND UNITED on November 21st!! As part of a very rare appearance in the UK, it has been years since THE QUEEN OF ACID has performed a solo live P.A. in England, so we are extremely excited about this!! With 4 exclusive live sets + 3 world class DJ’s, this is an event you cannot miss!! Grab your ticket now as this venue is limited capacity so don’t miss out!!

MISS DJAX LIVE! (Holland)
ANGY CORE (Italy)
CHRIS LIBERATOR & STERLING MOSS (Live)
D.A.V.E. THE DRUMMER (Live)
GEEZER PRESENTS JAH SCOOP (Live)
AARON LIBERATOR
MARCELLO PERRI

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Announcement: Added DJ/Producer: STAY UP FOREVER & HYDRAULIX present: LONDON UNDERGROUND UNITED

AnGy KoRe

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Next international guest for London Underground United on November 21st is a master producer from Italy, who fused dark Techno and jacking grooves to become one of the most prominent visionaries of his generation.

In the last 4 years he has released more than 400 tracks on over 100 record labels such as: Naked Lunch, 1605 and Italio Business. His music is revered in the scene and he has consistently featured in the playlists of many of the world’s top Techno Dj’s including: Richie Hawtin, Umek and D.A.V.E. The Drummer.

Now one of the most active DJ’s and producers on the European Techno scene, we are very excited to introduce the pounding beats of: AnGy KoRe!

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Announcement: Miss Djax @ STAY UP FOREVER & HYDRAULIX present: LONDON UNDERGROUND UNITED

Miss Djax

Miss Djax

Stay Up Forever Crew have announced a new DJ/producer to their lineup. A trailblazer on the worldwide stage, and an important supporter of Techno and Acid for over 25 years, contributing massively by releasing the sounds of Chicago and Detroit into the European market and helping spread their message over the years. Her DJ & live sets are legendary and she is quite simply an icon of Techno & Acid history, standing fast across generations of dance music that has been and gone. One of the innovators who deserves maximum respect, give it up for The Acid Queen: MISS DJAX!!!

THE ACID QUEEN
Saskia Slegers, better known as Miss Djax, or as many say ‘The Acid Queen’, is living proof that age doesn’t necessarily always brings peace. For 25 years now, she has stomped on the face of techno and acid with hard punishing beats and radioactive sounds. The ferocious releases on her Djax-Up-Beats label helped Chicago and Detroit sounds gain foothold in Europe, as Djax Records was one of the first European labels to put out techno in the early nineties. Now 25 years later Djax can look back at an impressive catalog of over 400 releases!

ROOTS AND START OF DJAX RECORDS
Miss Djax started her DJ career at the age of sixteen. Her musical roots can be traced back to disco, funk and new wave. Being open minded and always on the hunt for the newest dance music she played a unique blend. Everything in her life was about music and at the age of eighteen she formed the band ‘B-System’, a new wave band in which she played the bass guitar.
Having worked in record shops for many years, Saskia met a large number of promising artists whose music never got released because, according to the Dutch record-companies, it was “not commercial” enough. That triggered her to start her own label and in 1989 Djax Records was founded. The first release was an album by the Eindhoven based hardcore hiphop band 24K (No Enemies, 1989). Only a few months later the first 12″ of Eindhoven producer Stefan Robbers was released on a new division of Djax: Djax-Up-Beats was born……

DJ OF THE YEAR
Miss Djax had her international breakthrough when she played at the notorious MayDay rave in Berlin 1992. With her hard and uncompromising acidtechno set she made a great impression at the promoters on-site. As a consequence she played the mainstage at all big international raves and festivals from that day on. One year later Germany’s leading dance magazine Frontpage declared her ‘DJ of the year’. In the following years her name was always in the international top 10 rankings.

CHICAGO AND DETROIT
In that same year (1992) Saskia went on a trip to Chicago and Detroit to meet her favourite producers in person and to see with her own eyes were it all had started. In Chicago she visited the famous Warehouse club with Armando, went to Trax Records, DanceMania, DJ International etc. while in Detroit she hang out with Carl Craig and Alan Oldham and visited all relevant clubs and labels there too. It was a great experience and after two weeks she went back home with a bag full of acid and techno tracks from producers like K-Alexi, Felix Da Housecat and Paul Johnson. Djax-Up-Beats became the first European platform for the producers from Chicago: a bunch of new talent like Mike Dearborn and DJ Skull as well as the old skool heroes like Steve Poindexter, DJ Rush and Spank.
Saskia started a cooperation with the legendary Warehouse label from Armando. Some of the most sought after Chicago house classics such as Work That Mutha-Fucker and Circus Bell’s were remixed by top-producers like Hardfloor and became a massive underground hit. Till today these records can be found in the record boxes (or USB stick) of many of the world’s top techno deejays.

LOVE PARADE
Four years in a row, from 1995 to 1998 she took part in one of the major techno happenings: The Love Parade in Berlin. In 1998 Djax even had the privilege to start at pole position! Many people will remember the 20-metres long red/silver Djax-Up-Beats rocket with 20.000 watt of acidtechno terror on board! Miss Djax also played two times, in 1996 and 1998, at the Love Parade end manifestation at the Victory Tower in front of millions of people.

NEDERHOP AND BREAKBEATS
Besides the worldwide respected releases on Djax-Up-Beats, Djax Records is also known for being the first company to release Dutch spoken rap-music, later called Nederhop. In 1991 Saskia discovered The Osdorp Posse that soon became the most popular rap-band of the Netherlands! In 1995 they won the Dutch Popprijs for being the most innovative Dutch band! Also ABN and Spookrijders were two of Djax’s successful nederhop bands.
Being open minded toward various styles of music Saskia founded two new divisions in 1997: Djax-X-Beatz and Djax-Break-Beatz. Both divisions gained success with Grumpyhead and Head First who both performed at the famous SWSX music convention in Texas in 1998. Dance (bigbeat, drums ‘n bass, triphop) combined with pop and rock. With these two new divisions Djax lifted up its position at the Dutch music market and both in 1997 and 1998 Djax Records received the Dutch Award for being Best Record Label.

ARTWORK
Not only the music but also the looks of Djax Records have always been important to Saskia. Since 1991 she is working with Alan Oldham, the famous illustrator from Detroit. Till today Alan made hundreds of beautiful illustrations and five Miss Djax comics for Djax-Up-Beats. Saskia also worked with Zender and the famous American illustrator Ed Repka, who is well known for his Megadeth album covers.

DJAX ANNIVERSARIES / AWARDS
In January 1999 Saskia received the Dutch Award ‘De Veer’ for her effort and work for the Dutch music industry. Later that year Saskia published her 10th Anniversary book ‘Djax Records The Power of The Underground’.
In 2004 Miss Djax celebrated the 15th anniversary of Djax Records by releasing her first mix album with 24 of her favourite Djax-Up-Beats tracks and 2005 saw the release of Miss Djax first artist album ‘RAW’ that included floorfillers such as ‘Sick of U’ with vocal support by DJ Rush. The album contained a new Miss Djax comic, again by the hand of Alan Oldham. Miss Djax promoted her RAW album with a European live tour.
The 20th Anniversary of Djax Records (2009) was celebrated with the release of the DVD ‘Underground Nation’. Compiled by Saskia, it contains 90 minutes of exclusive footage and is a true testimony to club culture. In conjunction Miss Djax proudly recieved a Gold Record for 1.3 million records sold in 20 years of Djax Records and a Gold Record for 40.000 albums sold of Afslag Osdorp.

THE X-FACTOR
Miss Djax’s second artist album ‘Inferno’ got released in 2008. Both singles of the album, ‘Hell’s Bells’ and ‘Headbangin’, became Record of The Month in Raveline Magazine. ‘Still Dominating’, together with Human Resource and ‘Stereo Destroyer’ in co-operation with Marshall Masters became international hardtechno anthems and rocked the dancefloors all over the world. Furthermore she mixed and released the hardtechno album ‘Kick Down Volume 1’. In the same busy year Saskia was asked to take place in the jury of the famous TV show the X Factor but she decided that a tv career was not her ambition (yet).

DJAX IT UP
In the nineties Saskia toured with her Djax it Up events around the world. In 2009 she decided to bring this event back to life and hosted Djax it Up stages at Ground Zero, Q-Base and Free Your Mind.

PET TRIO AND TECHNO CRUSADERS
Early 2011 Miss Djax formed a cooperation with the Brazilian Pet Duo under the name Pet Trio. Their single ‘Dance or Die’ set fire to many dancefloors. In 2012 Miss Djax recorded the album ‘Techno Crusaders’ together with the Canadian Patrick DSP and in 2013 they released the album again with remixes by Mark Archer, Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss, Pacou and many others.

2014 – 25th ANNIVERSARY
Last year Miss Djax celebrated the 25th anniversary of Djax Records with a European Djax it Up Tour. She released an old school acid vinyl (From Within) as a tribute to her loyal fanbase and made a remix for Chris Liberator and Sterling Moss. In that same year she also recorded some new tracks at the famous RichMusik studio. She released ‘Overdrive’ and ‘Forbidden Dance’ both accompanied by an amazing video. With these two releases she announced her new sound to the world and both got great reviews in Clublife and Fuzz Magazine.

2015 – NEW ALBUM
In October Miss Djax will release her new album (vinyl and digital) with a new Miss Djax comic by Alan Oldham. The album is a journey through Miss Djax favourite sounds and ranges from old school techno and fat acid to modern EDM influences. A unique blend between the past and the future by a true originator.

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Aaron Liberator

Aaron Liberator

***AARON LIBERATOR***

Aaron cut his teeth as a DJ alongside his techno brothers Julian and Chris Liberator. Starting out in 1992 The Liberators were the infamous DJ outfit that came out of the North London squat seen and onto the free festival circuit teaming up with Spiral Tribe, Bedlam and Circus Normal for some legendary parties. As their reputation grew, the demand for their DJ sets meant that the Liberators were playing around the UK every weekend at parties, clubs and festivals. Things really took off in 1994 and Aaron’s apprenticeship was earned by playing weekly at Squat parties in London for sound systems such as the mighty Immersion and gaining monthly residencies at the legendary Megadog in London, Plant Alpha in Prague and La Real in Oviedo in the north west of Spain.

The interest in the Stay Up Forever label he owns with Chris and Julian Liberator was also taking off at the time, and was creating a global scene with its unique style of London Acid Techno and a roster of amazing artists. In 1996 Aaron made his first trip of many to South America, where his tough techno sounds struck a chord with Latin people, especially in Brazil and Venezuela. Nearly 2 decades later you will still regularly find Aaron on the decks in a Latin country or some other far flung place across the globe. For all the many countries he has visited and all the squat parties, festivals and club nights, Aaron has never lost sight of what it means to have come from the real underground, always humble, always representing Acid Techno and the Stay Up Forever collective sound and always a vibe DJ.

Aaron does the day to day running of the Stay Up Forever record collective and finds time also to put his hand to music production, being responsible alongside long standing partner The Geezer for some of the great and good of Acid Techno such as “Santa Pod” on SUF, “Lick It” on Highwire and the “Man Bites Belgium” E.P. on Smitten. Aaron has also been working on techno projects with Ganez The Terrible and Sterling Moss and as The Wipeouts, a DJ and production team with Sterling and Chris Liberator.

HAS PLAYED : all over U.K. and Ireland, all over Europe, Japan, U.S.A., Russia, Brazil, Venezuela and many other places and was one of the the first Acid Techno D.J’s to play in Russia and Czech Republic.

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Junkie Slip

Junkie Slip

***JUNKIE SLIP***

For the last 15 years, Pat has been mixing up Acid, Hard,Funky and Groovy Techno. From the underground squat party scene in London to the clubs of Sao Paulo alongside the Stay Up Forever Crew and many other sound systems and party organisers He has stayed loyal to keeping the Techno scene alive, playing the resident monthly slot for 3 years on Force FM with Steve Mills and spending 15 months touring the clubs and parties of Brasil. If there’s anything to know about the underground scene this man knows it well, He is a favourite & key figure for many a party goer
We welcome Mr Junkie Slip to the Party !!!!

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Sterling Moss

Sterling Moss

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***STERLING MOSS***

With dynamic musical taste and timing sharper than a razor, Sterling Moss is renowned for his technically explosive DJ style that never fails to electrify crowds the world over.

Having toured extensively in over 30 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Sterling regularly rocks dancefloors around the globe in an exotic list of locations, playing at clubs and festivals to hundreds of thousands every year alongside the world’s DJ elite.

Once resident with Dancevalley & HQ in Holland and Tribal in London, Sterling now serves a residency with Harley Davidson as tour DJ on their Bike Festivals, having played for 10 years with them at destinations all round Europe, culminating every September with the 100,000 attended European Bike Week in Austria.

Music production has remained the in-demand creative mainstay of Sterling’s abilities, including UK chart success and his own label catalogue of Raceway, Racetrax and 99.9 supporting his musical output onto more than 50 other international imprints including: Stay Up Forever, RAW, Hydraulix, Cluster, Hardasfunk, Wah Wah, Subcult, Neuroshocked, Powertools, DJAX Upbeats, Yolk, Scythe Squadron, Polymeric, Apex, Hellhouse, Nukleuz, Yin Yang, One Inch, Rotters Golf Club, Sweet Peaks, Offical, No Entry, Strata, BR-909, Carbon Audio, TMM, Keep On Techno, Corrupted, Corrosive, Teknic, Braingravy, Bordelik, Flatlife, Maximum Minimum, Aktivists, Abusive 303, Acid Corp, Bodyshock, Beetroot, London Underground United, Many Birds, Project 303, Interstate One, Celtek, Skyride, AK, Hive & Torque.

New label ‘Rebeltek’ is due to launch soon under the guidance of Mr Moss, showcasing fresh new sounds from London town that have already been destroying dancefloors around the globe on test pressing. The first release will feature a limited edition gold vinyl, which will cement its place in the racks of vinyl diggers for years to come as a must-have first edition on this new imprint.

Sterling has worked alongside the mighty Stay Up Forever crew for the last few years, tirelessly stoking a 303 & 909 driven rebellion in the studio alongside Chris Liberator to create a huge body of work that has ripped dancefloors apart across the world with devastating effect. They have sold out events in countries including Australia, Japan and Brazil with their live show, their remixes of Sicknote, Tribazik, The Dice, Miss Djax & Patrick DSP and Dynamo City’s ‘One Night In Hackney’ are universally acclaimed, and their genre defining hits including: ‘Scum Like Us’, ‘Croydon Girl’, ‘Punk Attitude’, ‘I’m Bored’, ‘Acid Techno Wah Wah’ and ‘Massive Line’ will be making waves for years to come. In conjunction with SUF, Hydraulix & LWE, Sterling was also part of the team who promoted the groundbreaking ‘London Underground United’ events which send shockwaves through the capital’s party scene, rocking the city to its core.

‘E.S.C.’ is another alias Sterling has recorded under as part of ‘The Boardroom’ collective with Steve Boardman. Their work saw its way onto two highly acclaimed collaborative albums with Andrew Weatherall, which gained rave reviews universally from the music press. The collective has also played live at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including London’s ‘Fabric’ & Berlin’s ‘Panorama Bar’.

The ‘Sound Lab’ studio is the nerve centre for Sterling’s production work, but he also worked extensively alongside Roland Synthesisers Japan as an official programmer on their MC-909 Groovebox, after they were impressed with his use of their vintage TR-909 drum machine. He has also released two sample packs with Chris Liberator through New York’s Industrial Strength Records, which contain a wide-ranging palette of sonic tools for up and coming producers to utilise.

While constantly striving to innovate with his productions and DJ’ing, Sterling Moss always looks to explore new musical territories and ideas, while relentlessly touring his compelling sound around the globe.

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***DARC MARC***

***DARC MARC***

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***DARC MARC***

Darc Marc is a DJ/Producer based in London who has carved an indelible name for himself releasing some of the finest techno in the UK over the last 20 years.
From starting his own club night Impact in Devon and playing at free parties all over the South West of England he relocated to London where exploded onto the underground party scene playing in clubs and sound systems such as Underground Sound, Manic, Malfaiteurs, Sonic & Everyone Sound to name a few. This led him onto playing gigs all over the globe.
Labels released on include his own Purenoise, Stay Up Forever, Cluster, Maximum Minimum, Working Vinyl, Carnage, Technik, Gazole, Havok, Lifeform Recordings, Subvert, R.A.W., Flat Life, Scythe Squadron, Acid Corps, Wemoodswing and Beetroot Records among others.
Colaborations with artists include Lenny Dee, Chris Liberator, Ant, Sterling Moss, Steve Mills & Tiddles, and under the pseudonyms Nu Fast Agents, Rebel Shaker Gang, Nexus Twins and X-dB.
In 2014 he played NYE in Melbourne Australia for Tekno Mulisha and performed with a set for Akmikal Sonic in Lille, France where he Dj’d using a TR-909 & TB-303 as a third deck. In the studio there has been remixes Acid Trax & Malificent with Chris Liberator and a release on SUF Special 1 with the acid ska track with vocalist Tiddles, some acid house and working on a new album for Smash The Box.
Returning to the Braingravy vs Project 303 benefit party to drop some bad ass techno and acid beats for your enjoyment.

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