SMALLVILLE turns 9 with:
Keith Worthy (Aesthetic Audio)
Lauer (Running Back, LARJ)
Smallpeople (Smallville, Running Back)
aka Dionne & Julius Steinhoff
Morphosis (Morphine, Honest Jon’s)
Helena Hauff (Golden Pudel, Werk Discs)
Fiedel (Fiedelone, MMM)
On the first weekend of May it is time again for our beloved tag team of Smallville Records and Odd Fantastic. And the massive portfolio of tonight’s party underlines their keen sense for an impressive line-up once again. Keith Worthy runs his small but fine label Aesthetic Audio out of Detroit. Besides his own productions, folks like Juju & Jordash and Steven Tang already release on his platform. We only say: emotive strings, deep house for the sunset and a temperamental volcano of melodies. Speaking of which, Phillip Lauer is not only known as the half of Tuff City Kids and Arto Mwambe, but also called the „melody man“. Away from his celebrated sets at Robert Johnson, for his appearances he likes to borrow some pop appeal as well as ejecting the disco ball. And of course, the two Hamburg natives from Smallpeople will join the party too. After their strong debut, Julius Steinhoff – the partner in crime of Just von Ahlefeld – will release his first solo album „Flocking Behaviour“ later that month on Smallville. By the way, the label celebrates their ninth year of existence – so there are plenty of reasons to celebrate.
The Bunker floor will leave nothing to be desired: With his project Morphosis, Rabih Beaini is definitely the soul of Lebanese Detroit music – and a sound researcher. On his only LP „What We Have Learned“ for Delsin, he presents handbrake techno that leaves his business cards in electro, ambient and krautrock. Tonight we’ll enjoy one of his rare DJ sets. Helena Hauff will not only play her debut in STATTBAD, the Hamburg-based DJ embodies a modern punk kind of type with her resident sets at Golden Pudel Club. Whether acid techno, cold wave or cosmic jazz – Hauff focuses only on energy and vibe. On top her debut EP “Actio Reactio” on Actress’ Label Werk Discs was one of the best releases in 2013. A real warhorse of the scene will round out the hustle and bustle: Fiedel. Since the mid-90s he has spun records on Monday’s events at “Subversiv”, a fixture of the Berlin underground scene. His regular sets at Berghain are celebrated until the early morning hours for his mixture of Detroit, Hi-NRG and acid techno. Come and join us!