Issue 107

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Hailing from Germany, SHDW & Obscure Shape are techno's next big thing. They began with throwing parties in their hometown, Stuttgart back in 2014. 'From Another Mind' smashed it for a year before the pair decided to turn their event into a label as well. Taking the vibes from their dance floor and putting them into records was no easy feat, though when they released the acclaimed Nachtblende EP it was clear that they had succeeded with their aims. Following their quiet early successes, it weren't long before their production skills were called upon. In 2016 they remixed Radio Slave's 'Vision' and swiftly followed that up with a killer mix of Envoy's classic 'Dark Manoeuvres'. Heavy bass drums and rolling percussions make their sound a murderous tool for any techno DJ and their tunes have since become firm favourites on the floors. They rounded off 2017 with potentially their best work yet, the Himmel Und Erde EP and followed it up with another mad heavy remix of Radio Slave's 'Grindhouse' at the start of February. Drawing influence from diverse sources from uplifting trance to trippy acid, SHDW & Obscure Shape take the classic techno formula and twist it up into something special. The ground work is done, expect huge things from them this year. Claptone's latest single 'In The Night' now has its own video. Coming back a year after its debut, Photon returns to Printworks this April! GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS: CLAPTONE Overseen by The Hydra, Photon brings another stellar line up of techno to soundtrack, the "multi- sensory experience placing attention on the marriage between sound, light and architecture" on April 1st. Again Klockworks boss, Ben Klock is at the helm of the event. He'll be joined by Dystopian's Rødhåd, the legendary Surgeon, DVS1, DJ Nobu and Klockworks regular - Etapp Kyle. Meanwhile over in the second room, The Black Dog will be in control and have sets from Prurient, Sigha & Alexzandra. Teaming up with director Patrick Lawler, Claptone's newest video is a sick night time dance piece in downtown LA which is one of the best one-take videos we've seen in a long time! 'In The Night' is just one of the new tracks from Claptone's forthcoming album Fantast. It's the producers second album that promises to be 13 track LP full of varied colours and atmospheric textures to further his own story. He's one of the world's most intriguing artists whose own identity is a sercret, though one thing couldn't remain secret and that's his undeniable talents as a producer and songwriter. EVENT PREVIEW: PRINTWORKS LOCKS PHOTON IN FOR ANOTHER MASTERCLASS IN TECHNO ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SHDW & OBSCURE SHAPE 26 ISSUE 107 / 2018 PLAYLIST Talk To Me You'll Understand Ross From Friends This Life Paolo Rocco Moov To The Beat Soul Clap Shut The Door Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers The house on our playlist this month HOUSE

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