Concept I w/ SHED (GER) + DjRUM (UK) // PHAELEH (UK) + SHIGETO (USA) – The Basement – Friday 15th November 2013 & Saturday 16th November 2013
Astral People present
Fri 15th Nov – 11pm – SHED (Live/GER) + DjRUM (UK) w/ Cliques + Preacha
Sat 16th Nov – 11pm – PHAELEH (UK) + SHIGETO (US) w/ Polographia + Ben Fester
@ The Basement, Sydney
Following the sophomore success of OutsideIn 2013, Astral People announce ‘CONCEPT’ – a new back-to-back club series featuring intimate multi-venue parties and one ticket weekender passes – bringing international future-stars, left-field legends and rising local producers to the best sound systems in Sydney. Returning to the refurbished, bunker-style confines of The Basement, ‘Concept’ kicks off Friday 15 November with the Australian debut of one of the most critically-acclaimed producers roaming modern techno tropes – the Berlin-based, Modeselektor-endorsed Shed and the UK’s very own DjRUM.
“We came to the conclusion recently that we’re not too interested in doing big venue club shows. Often the vibe is lost and that connection between artist and patron is virtually non-existent. After the success we had running Giraffage and Pangaea on the same night at different venues, we saw that it’s definitely workable to curate nights in this manner and wanted to explore this ‘concept’ further” – Astral People
Regarded as a ‘saviour of modern techno’ (XLR8R), Shed’s wildly unpredictable mix of UK hardcore, jungle and dubstep has resulted in album of the year nods for his debut Shedding the Past (2008) and long-term love from Berlin’s legendary club institution, Berghain. Armed with over 20 releases on the likes of Ostgut Ton and Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint, Shed’s ‘delectable, exquisitely produced tech-house’ (Pitchfork) joins UK’s DjRUM.
Backing up into CONCEPT’s first Saturday night edition is Detroit’s, Ghostly International-affiliated live instrumentalist Shigeto returning after his stellar set at OutsideIn 2012 and the cinematic electronica of Bristol’s Phaeleh. Returning with his long-awaited third album No Better Time Than Now on Ghostly International, Shigeto will go head-to-head with Matt Preston aka Phaeleh (Afterglo Records) – bass music’s downbeat answer to Bristol-born legends such as Massive Attack, Smith & Mighty and Portishead.