JEFF MILLS – CLERIC – FREDDY K
FRI 02 NOV 19
Finn Docherty & Sam Brinkworth (Resonate)
We take over Newcastle’s illustrious Digital for our next party alongside some of the most highly regarded figures in world Techno. The legendary Jeff Mills returns after his onslaught on Church (Leeds). Cleric is set to make his third appearance for us in as many years, this time bringing his new live set to the stage. If you know about Freddy K – you know about Freddy K…
Residents Finn Docherty & Sam Brinkworth will be stoking the boiler early doors.
One of the most influential originators of the genre as we know it today, Jeff Mills is always striving to give the listener most unique experience possible. Technique second to none, you’ll rarely find this man playing with less than 3 tracks in the mix – making it extremely difficult to identify selections from his vast repertoire. In 1992, Jeff Mills created his own label “Axis”, allowing him to keep his artistic independence and produce his own timeless electronic music compositions, inspired by science fiction. While he performs as a DJ all over the world, averaging 100 dates in a year, Jeff’s artistic career goes much further than techno music. For over a decade, he has transcended disciplines with a large number of collaborations in contemporary art. He is involved in numerous projects at this moment in time and is forever evolving and recreating his individual artistic performances within and beyond any given boundaries.
Best known his marathon DJ sets and deviant selections, you might recognise him as the head of KEY Vinyl. You should definitely know about Virus, the thing that started it all off for him back in Rome. He has become notorious for his epic 10, 14 and 16 hour-long sessions, strictly vinyl in a dynamic, party conscious fashion. Freddy K sets are characteristically mercurial and 100% tailored for the dance. He plays a “360°-style of techno,” which can include Soft Cell, WestBam or Bronski Beat—when the timing is just right. He played his first Berghain set in 2013; two years later he was closing the place, keeping the energy levels soaring well into Monday. Since the ‘90s Alessio Armeni has been tireless campaigning from the dancefloor, defending vinyl, championing young talents and reinforcing the scene from the shadows – techno activism at its finest.
Active since 2012, the young UK producer’s creative output has been most prolific with an extensive amount of releases on labels such as Arts, Works Unit, Figure and his own imprint Clergy. Celebrated for his crisp and atmospherical works, Cleric describes his music as a means to translate emotion to others.